Press Release Summary:
Designed for DW744X, DW744XRS, and DW745 table saws, 3-part Site-Pro(TM) features rise and fall riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and top guard. Tool-free, adjustable system provides clear line of sight when making cuts. Riving knife is 2.2 mm thick and compatible with 10 in. blades having 2.4 mm min kerf width and 1.7 mm body thickness. Available as accessory, 2.8 mm thick riving knife is compatible with 10 in. blades having 3.0 mm min kerf and 2.5 mm max body thickness.
Original Press Release:
DeWalt Launches Site-Pro Modular Guarding System
- Adjustable, Tool-Free Guard System for Table Saws Provides Increased Visibility -
September 2008 - DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, announced the launch of the Site-Pro(TM) Modular Guarding System for all portable DEWALT table saws including the DW744X, DW744XRS and DW745. The Site-Pro(TM) Modular Guarding System is a three-part, modular system that includes a rise and fall riving knife, anti-kickback pawls and top guard. This tool-free, adjustable guard system provides contractors with an easy-to-use blade guard that offers a clear line of sight when making cuts, and minimizes installation and removal of guard components to 30 seconds or less.
The tool-free riving knife helps to reduce the occurrence of kickback and allows users to easily change riving knives in order to accommodate for various blade thicknesses. Additionally, the riving knife can be situated in two different positions for making through cuts and non-through cuts. A spring-loaded lock helps users quickly find the detents for each position. There are two riving knife options - the first riving knife included with DEWALT table saws is 2.2MM thick and is compatible with 10" blades having a 2.4MM minimum kerf width and 1.7MM body thickness. This will accommodate both DEWALT construction and precision trim blades. A second, thicker riving knife, DW7442, is 2.8MM thick and is available as an accessory that is compatible with 10" blades having a 3.0MM minimum kerf and 2.5MM maximum body thickness. This will accommodate most woodworking blades, but the user should confirm plate and kerf measurements with each blade manufacturer.
Working in tandem with the riving knife to reduce kickback, the tool-free anti-kickback pawls enable users to quickly make adjustments for various applications. The new top guard design offers users enhanced visibility and independent side guard movement for better overall performance. DEWALT has also added a tool-free throat plate which will allow for easy blade removal and riving knife adjustments.
Additionally, on-board storage is provided for easy tool transportation and quick access to the Site-Pro(TM) guarding components and push stick when they are not in use.
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DeWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DeWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DeWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.