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The top two are the Bosch 4100 and the Dewalt 745...it will come down to your preferences, what you will do with it and its capabilities. Some people love the hell out of the rack/pinion fence...I could take it or leave it.

Important item is how much of a dado you can cut with it, if you need it to do that. Word has it that the 745 will not take a dado stack.

I bought the 4100 and am extremely happy with it...I have used a 745 (a friend) and I like the 4100 better...just my opinion...

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I already have a track saw that how I work. I plan on leveling and and having miter slots in the extensions. Need more space.
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@roofner ..

every project I have ever posted was done using my 4100...
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I have the 745 and set up as Tim explained. I built a rolling stand that put the saw exactly even with the end of my work bench. I cut 2 miter slots in the end of my bench as extensions to accommodate my crosscut sled. The table provides storage for blades, various zero clearance inserts, two miter gauges and saw dust. I can cut 8/4 hard maple or purpleheart with no problem and it's easy to set up and change blades. The fence is accurate and easy to adjust if necessary. With that said, there are two "cons'. The arbor is too short for a dado stack. I have a 1/4" dado blade and have been able to make do but, at times, a dado stack would make life a lot easier. The second is the dust collection. I'm using a shop vac so that may be some of the problem but it does drop a lot of dust under the saw.

I don't cut any large sheets of plywood with the table saw. I use a circular saw to break it down.

If I had to do it again, I'd take a serious look at the Bosch 4100. I have their router, jig saw and ROS and really like all of them.
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I have the Bosch 4100 also. It came with the gravity rise stand which was nice but had a substantial footprint. I decided I could better utilize the limited space I have by building a cabinet to house the saw. The cabinet has essentially the same footprint as the stand did but I created a significant amount of storage space which the stand did not offer. I use an outfeed roller when cutting longer pieces. Sheet goods are broken down with my track saw. It has been a good arrangement for me.How many of you have the Dewalt 745 Table saw-20200508_171814_1588975319739.jpg
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will this help???
nicely done cabinet you have there...

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I have the Bosch 4100 also. It came with the gravity rise stand which was nice but had a substantial footprint. I decided I could better utilize the limited space I have by building a cabinet to house the saw. The cabinet has essentially the same footprint as the stand did but I created a significant amount of storage space which the stand did not offer. I use an outfeed roller when cutting longer pieces. Sheet goods are broken down with my track saw. It has been a good arrangement for me.Attachment 386929

That is one slick cabinet for that baby...! Nice job...
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Thanks Stick. I was doing a search on how to correct it but the only thing I could find was taking pictures in the landscape mode. How did you change it?
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That is one slick cabinet for that baby...! Nice job...
Thanks Nick. The beauty of it, to me, is that it is the same footprint as the stand but I gained so much storage space.
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Thanks Stick. I was doing a search on how to correct it but the only thing I could find was taking pictures in the landscape mode. How did you change it?

right clicked on it...
clicked on ''save image as''...
sent to my documents...
opened it in Irfanview..
rotated it 180°...
saved it again...
posted it...
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