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Products JLC' s Products by David Frane Wide-Ripping Portable Table Saw Most portable table saws have very little rip capacity. To rip sheet goods, you have to put your saw in a stand or add a bulky auxiliary fence. The fence on DeWalt's DW744 portable table saw is connected to rails that telescope to accommodate rips up to 241/2 inches wide. Rack and pinion gears keep the fence parallel to the blade at all times. The DW744 takes a 10-inch blade, but is comparable in size to other portables. At 64 pounds, it's about 15 pounds heavier than an 81/4-inch saw. Maximum depth of cut is 31/8-inches at 90 degrees and 21/4 inches at 45 degrees. The DW744 has a cast-aluminum top and