At 45 pounds and with grip recesses on both sides, the new DW745 can be carried like a suitcase.

While portable table saws have been on job sites for decades, their portability tended to come at the expense of accuracy — particularly the accuracy of the fence. Carpenters became accustomed to pulling out a tape, measuring tooth-to-fence, and persuading the rickety fence parallel to the blade every time it was moved.

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