Features & Benefits
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Power & Motor
Both saws are corded, run on 120 V, and draw 15 amps. Standard U.S. residential circuits are 120 V, 15 A, which will support either of the table saws.
The GTS1031 has a motor that spins at 5000 rpm and the DWE7491RS has a motor that spins at 4800 rpm. You shouldn’t get too caught up in the RPM numbers, since the manufacturers test them under ideal conditions, and they don’t have a meaningful correlation with the saw’s real-world ability to handle various types of material.
Both products take 10” diameter blades and have a 5/8” arbor. Ten inches is a very popular size for table saw blades, meaning you should be able to find a huge variety of blades for any purpose. Most 8-to-10” blades have a 5/8” arbor hole, so this size arbor gives you a variety of options.
The Bosch accepts dado blades up to 5/8” thick. The DeWalt takes dado blades up to 13/16” thick.
Size & Capacity
The Bosch can rip up to 18” of material on the right of the blade and has 8 1/2” of rip capacity on the left side of the blade. The DeWalt has 32 1/2” of rip capacity on the right and has 22” of rip capacity on the left side. As a rule, more rip capacity is better, but it often also means a larger (and heavier) saw. Think about how big of rip cuts you’ll be making to help choose the right size saw for you.
Both saws can cut up to 3 1/8” deep at 90° and will cut up to 2 1/4” at a 45° angle. The GTS1031 can bevel up to 47°. The DWE7491RS can bevel the blade up to 45°.
The table on the Bosch is 22 1/2” wide and 20” deep. The table on the DeWalt is 26 3/8” wide and 21 7/8” deep.
Pros & Cons
Let’s take a look at some of the pluses and minuses of these products.
For the GTS1031:
- Powerful motor can tackle thick and dense wood
- One-handed carrying handle for portability
- Easy-to-install safety features
- Very loud for this class of saw
- Small table and rip capacity limit size of goods to be cut
- Mediocre miter gauge
For the DeWalt:
- 32 1/2” rip capacity is very large for the category
- Stand is stable and easy to operate
- High-quality rack-and-pinion fence is quite precise
- Power loss reset prevents turning back on accidentally following power loss
- Imprecise miter gauge (might be rectified by now)
- Secondary dust collection port can spew sawdust if not hooked up
Here’s a full side-by-side look at these products’ specs. To get more details, check out our full reviews of the Bosch GTS1031 and of the DeWalt DWE7491RS. You can view comparisons of the Bosch GTS1031 with other products