Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw StandTable Saw Stand

My crew and I are all about efficiency and portability. The table saw is the cornerstone of our mobile carpentry work-site set up, and we wanted better safety and performance from our table saw.

Portable, Durable and Accurate – Does it exist?

We wanted something that would allow us to be portable, accurate and could stand up to the job-site environment.

Another table saw feature, that we wanted to make sure we had covered, was rip capacity. At a minimum we wanted to be able to rip 24-inches, which is a half sheet of plywood.

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Rousseau Table Saw Stand

Our quest led us to Rousseau Company. Rousseau makes the Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand which is  designed to receive a table saw and create a full scale table saw set up with increased rip capacity and extension tables. The saw simply inserts into a table which gives you a larger tabletop an accurate, larger capacity fence system [27-inches].

Additionally there is an out-feed accessory table, which equates to an easier, safer and more productive sheet good handling and ripping applications.

Made in the USA

Designed and manufactured in the USA the Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand is designed specifically with the mobile contractor in mind. The stand is powder coated black, is heavy-duty and folds together quickly.

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand Review

Based on our Dewalt table saw model DW745 [photo above] we selected the Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Standwhich boasts the following features:

  • Full scale table saw setup
  • Quick set up and break down
  • Tube steel legs with locking hinge supports
  • Rip Capacity to 27”
  • 34½” Working height
  • Folded size: 4-1/2″ x 48-1/4″ x 28-1/4″
  • Set Up Size: 56″ x 27-1/4″
  • 49 lbs
  • HPL Pro Grade Laminate on both sides of top
  • Non-marking rubber feet
  • Powder Coated Steel Construction
  • Tape Measure and magnifying hairline indicator on fence system
  • Adjustable fence system [4 set screws]
  • Fits DeWalt Model DW745, DWE 7480 and Bosch GTS1031
  • Lifetime warranty

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Fence System Features (Included)

The fence system is adjustable and highly Accurate Fence System

  • Constructed Of 2” Tubular Steel
  • Rigid 14” “T” With Secure Cam Locking System
  • 4 Set Screws to Align Fence with Blade & Table Top
  • Adjustable iicator with a magnifyer

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Using the Out-feed Table

Personally the out-feed table is a must if you’re investing in this system. The outfeed table eliminate the need for someone to catch a long board or using a roller.

It also gives you a space to assemble things if table top space on the site is limited.

Rousseau Out-feed Table, Model 2720

  • 18” x 45” Surface with HPL Pro Grade Laminate on both sides
  • Folds Flat
  • Positions Where Needed
  • Front Edge Is Slightly Lower Than Saw To Prevent Material Hang-Up

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Using the Table System

Unfortunately in order to use this set up you will need to remove the Dewalt 745 rack-and-pinion fence that comes with the saw.

The table saw drops into the table cutout, and is supported by adjustable metal J-hooks.

In use, the Rousseau table has been great; rock-solid, and plenty of room for those wider cuts. The supplied fence is a simple affair, and works well without any slop.

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand

Room for Improvement?

I’d like to challenge Rousseau to consider using a lighter weight metal in their newer generations. Shaving weight off this 49-pound stand would certainly increase its appeal.

The leg pins and folding arm is difficult to open and close, maybe install some sort of a “cam lever” to reduce time and effort on this task. I really like the levers that Dewalt uses on their DWX725B heavy duty work stand.

We has some issue when we first for the stand with fitting the table saw into the stand and onto the j-clips.

We would like to see j-clips mounting system improved. The j-clip fit, finish and operation need to be made easier. We had to modify two j-clips with a grinder in order to get the saw fitting to our satisfaction. I will say once we made out adjustments, dropping the saw in the table cutout is easy and flawless.

Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Stand


Being able to take a small, portable saw and transform it into a accurate, safe, full scale table saw setup, with minimal effort and time is invaluable. Additionally being able to break down the unit into a footprint that doesn’t take up much space in the van, or trailer is a game changer.

How Much and Where To Buy?

The Rousseau PortaMax 2745 Table Saw Standsells online for $ 383.00 here: Rousseau-2745-PortaMax-DWE7480-GTS1031


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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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