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DeWalt DW745 vs Bosch GTS1031 Table Saw

DeWalt DW745 table saw vs Bosch GTS1031 table saw Comparing

DeWalt DW745 and Bosch GTS1031 are two of the best portable table saws in the carpentry and woodworking world. Portable means that these table saws can be carried with ease by one person to be transported anywhere they are needed.Compact design and lightweight are other features that most daily carpenters will put into account before buying a portable table saw.

which oneNow when it all comes to DW745 or GTS1031,common questions arise:What is the difference between the two? Which one is the best for the money?In this page,we’ll try to compare DeWalt DW745 and Bosch GTS1031 side by side to see what each table saw has better than the other.

What they have in common

Both DeWalt DW745 and Bosch GTS1031 are designed with best portability in mind. Manufactured by highly reputable machine and hand tool companies.They also compete at the same market: 10-inch portable table saw with 16-18 inch rip capacity and we firmly believe that they are now dominating this market.While price tag may vary,these small table saws are for sale somewhere between $3++ and $4++ price range.

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Some identical specs you might have known from DeWalt DW745 and Bosch GTS1031:Powered with a 15-amp motor that is strong enough to rip hardwood easily and quickly.5/8-inch diameter arbor.Features modular blade guard with anti-kickback pawls and adjustable riving knife.The depth of cut at 90° bevel is 3-1/8 inches. 2-1/4 inches at 45° bevel.Table top dimension is slightly similar.It’s 22-1/2” x 19-1/8” (WxD) for DW745 and 22-1/2” x 20” for Bosch GTS1031.

Comparing head to head: DeWalt DW745 vs Bosch GTS1031

We bought GTS1031 after having DW745 for about one and a half year when we needed another good portable table saw for spare.They still work and run in good performance until today.Doing comparison between the two was a bit difficult since they both are heroes in our busy woodworking days.But no matter how hard it was,here is the result.


DW745 portable designDespite the overall weight is not well-centered as Bosch GTS1031, the lightweight and compact design of DW745 will ease you to move it around your workshop or transport it to anywhere you need.There’s storage underneath the saw table to put your table saw accessories,but not for the fence and miter gauge.DeWalt DW745’s small size will ease you to find storage it when not in use or to put it into your truck ready to travel.Construction is sturdy.

Single-handle carry designTable saw’s weight is well-centered so you can carry it easily with just one hand without worrying it will swing against your legs.Should you want to transport it,there is storage inside the steel roll cage to place the table saw fence,guards as well as tools,making sure that you bring them all together with the table saw.When not in use, you can stow Bosch GTS1031 neatly since it can stand either on edge or upright.Rubberized parts like grip and corners play useful role for comfort and safety.

Fence System

Telescoping rack-and-pinion fence system.It consists of a pair of rails that telescope in and out from the table and rack-and-pinion gears where the adjustment knob attached to.Fence can be adjusted fast,easily and precisely.Parallelism between fence and saw blade is also really great.

GTS1031 square lock fence imageGTS1031 features Bosch’s award-winning SquareLock Rip Fence technology for accurate and confident performance.The fence smoothly slides left or right along the measuring scale. And when locked, the system self squares the fence to the table top, applying force at both the front and back rails, to ensure consistent precise cuts..Bosch said that it’s designed for maximum trueness.It allows you to move the fence to glide along the rail and lock into desired distance from saw blade.Fence system works well, but the dual rip scale might be more complicated to use (and needs more time too) compared to a fence system with single rip scale.

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The fence glides along the rail at a fingers touch and lock into place with a lever. The rip fence was not our favorite and we found ourselves continually checking the front and back of the fence for accuracy.A few times during use if the lumber we were cutting hit the fence it knocked the fence out of whack and we had to go back to square one on the measurement setting. This saw is capable or an 18-inch material rips.A well designed durable all-steel lightweight base frame allows this saw to be carried from different hand position including one handed. The best part – it be stored on its side for transport or storage.The 10-inch saw blade can be adjusted -2 – 47 degrees for bevel applications.This saw has a maximum cut of 3-1/8 inch at 90 degrees.

dewalt dw745 fencesThe Dewalt DW745 has a rack and pinion fence rails which we found made fence adjustments fast, smooth and accurate. A telescoping fence system retracts to create a small, portable package. We loved the rack and pinion feDewalt DW735 and Bosch GTS1031nce design and felt it superior to the Bosch fence system. The saw is capable of a16-inch of material rip.

A metal roll cage protects this saws motor, assists in carrying the tool and provides a sturdy set up and protective cover. The 10-inch saw blade can be adjusted 0 – 45 degrees for bevel applications. This saw features a maximum cut depth of 3-1/8 inches at 90 degrees and 2-1/4 inches at 45 degrees. The saw table surface is coated to reduce friction for improved cut quality across the board.

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Having a effective 4.0 HP motor and lots of other improvements, you’ll attain the professional results you are searching for without resorting to added bulk and weight. The Bosch GTS1031 10-inch portable jobsite saw may be the only tool in the class to provide a durable,yet lightweight saw designed particularly for easy one-handed transporting.

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Ripping a dense piece of hardwood or sappy softwood can take a lot of power,the last thing you want is for your saw’s motor and blade to bog down or die while in the middle of a long cut. That isn’t a problem with the DW745,it has a heavy duty 15 amp motor that puts out a no-load speed of 3,850 rpm at the blade.

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DeWalt DW745 or Bosch GTS1031?

Choice is yours.We have both of them in our workshop.I use DeWalt DW745 more often than Bosch GTS1031.You might have your own opinion and say it the other way.Moreover, if you were seeking a portable table saw with dado capability,then Bosch GTS1031 should be the best for you.We do agree that both have great features for all carpenters.

Even if there were users who state bad opinion that they’re lack of this or that, still their number is far less than happy users. Just like we say previously,DeWalt DW745 and Bosch GTS1031 are best portable table saw in their class. You only have to carefully pick the right table saw that match to your own woodworking requirement.

Be wise and take care.

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Matthew Drew is an associate editor for Pressure Forever. His a Bay Area native with a knack for tech that makes life easier and more enjoyable.He honed his writing skills in Pressure Forever,where he wrote thousands upon thousands of product descriptions,blog posts,and reviews.

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