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Easy to use, easy to attach guard and paws and NO TOOLS NECESSARY!
The saw is better than I expected. Everything was in perfect alignment. The blade elevates and tilts easily. I especially like the table extension. The lock handle is very positive so I am...Read complete review
The saw is better than I expected. Everything was in perfect alignment. The blade elevates and tilts easily. I especially like the table extension. The lock handle is very positive so I am sure it is locked down before I make my cuts. My splurge was the digital carriage. It is so accurate, I am glad I bought it. The smart guard is a great idea and because it is so easy to install, (no tools), I put it on when needed. I can always find it because it stores right on the saw. I like the gravity rise stand idea, but after setting it up, I find it has such a large footprint, it's awkward to get around. I wish I had bought the standard stand.
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Buyer Beware of Potential Problems
I purchased this saw based upon the various reviews I read as well as the Bosch reputation. So I would love to be reviewing the saw for how good it works as a saw...Read complete review
I purchased this saw based upon the various reviews I read as well as the Bosch reputation. So I would love to be reviewing the saw for how good it works as a saw but unfortunately I cannot. As I was going through the adjustments, as per the instruction booklet, imagine my surprise when I was adjusting the blade parallel to the miter gauge slots when one of the screws stripped. Well it was the aluminum saw blade housing that the screws screwed into that stripped. I didnâ€™t use that much force; in fact I used more force to loosen the screw than I did to tighten them. It appears that the steel screw thread is too fine for the aluminum application. I wished that I didnâ€™t need to adjust the blade but the way I received it, it was about a 1/8â€� off parallel â€" front to back. This was just too far off. This happened on a Saturday morning and the Bosch service department is closed on the weekend so I had to wait until Monday morning to call them. They recommended I take it to a local Bosch authorized service center (not Bosch owned) which I was glad to do. Once there, the service department told me they would try to expedite it but it may take a week to get it back to me. If they had to send it back to Bosch it would take a few weeks and they would HAVE TO CHARGE ME THE UPS SHIPPING CHARGE. The saw is brand new and I have to pay to fix a defect on a new saw? I guess we will see how this plays out. I know I should have waited until this did play out but I wanted to get my experience out there so people thinking about purchasing this saw would be aware of the potential stripping of the adjustment screws as well as the potential problems getting a new saw fixed. I personally feel since the saw is new (the zip tie installed at the factory to lock the on/off switch hasnâ€™t been cut yet) Bosch should just replace the saw â€" no harm no foul. Whether they do or not doesnâ€™t fix the fact that the aluminum saw blade housing is a potential problem. I do give two stars because I purchased this saw with the gravity-rise stand and it went together rather nicely. The instructions were incorrect with the necessary wrenches required. It seems that they have beefed up some of the bolts because the wrenches mentioned in the instruction booklet were smaller than actually needed. The solid tires are a nice change from the pneumatic tires that used to be provided. Once the saw was attached to the stand it worked nicely in moving the saw to my truck so I could take it to the repair facility.
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I waited too long!
from Garrettsville, OH, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 10" Table Saw With Gravity-Rise Stand:
I hesitated to make this much needed purchase because I was accustomed to carrying my saw from van to work site and having a small footprint while in the van. I took the plunge after seeing yet another demonstration at a local trade show. The gravity feed stand works effortlessly every time. The wheels roll right up my 1x ramps into my van. The space the saw takes up in transport is not a problem because, 1: I can easily stack tools or supplies ON it or UNDER it. 2: The saw performs wonderfully. Smooth cuts, enough power for just about anything, and nice features for dust collection. The riving knife gives me some comfort. The handy storage of cord, fence, square, and push stick keeps everything safe AND easy to find. Now I know why I see this saw so frequently on job sites. Performance and ease.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Chatsworth Ca
I have two of these with stands and they work great. Probably the best jobsite saw out there great power love the soft start feature also good dust collection added a switched outlet for a shop vac . Stand is fantastic easy setup and very stable even when using large stock
from Philadelphia, PA, United States
I bought this saw over a year ago and use it for home projects (benches, cabinets, etc) and this saw is perfect. The precision of the saw and the ease of adjustment is well worth the value compared to more expensive cabinet saws. Don't get me wrong, you can't go wrong with more power and a bigger benchtop, but for the average user this thing is more than capable.
Next Best Thing to a Cabinet Saw
from Albion, NY, United States
I've been a professional cabinet, and furniture maker for more than 35 years. Prior to closing my professional shop, I had a sliding table saw. Shortly after closing my shop (1,500 sq. ft.) I realized I couldn't put down my tools. Now having a 200 sq. ft. shop I needed to be space efficient, so after considerable research I selected the Bosch 4100 table saw. I couldn't be more pleased. I bought the optional extension wings, and use an Osborne Miter Gauge. It's no slider, but I regularly cut full sheets of hardwood plywood. I mill up to 3/4" daddos all the time. The rip fence is almost as good as a Biesemier. I can fold up the saw and store it in seconds. I did have a problem with the riving knife release knob. It was very difficult to release until I put some Teflon lubricant on it. I am very disappointed that the digital readout for the rip fence is no longer available. I should have bought it when it was. I my opinion, it's hands down the best small table saw on the market.
love the versatility
from Green Bay, WI, United States
I love taking this saw from job to job and being able to move it myself. excelllent cutting saw and very accurate. Have not had any issue with the power on this saw with cutting through various types of lumber
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bad design. should have left alone
Got this to replace one and compared to old design is a joke. Nothing about it is an improvement. The hard wheels are a pain on anything except hard surfaces. The top I'm going to have to sand smooth because it is so rough lumber drags on it. The fence is now a pain to get to. The fence design is a pain. You can't put a finger under the handle to release it anymore.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Bosch 4100-09 Saw and Cart
from MT, United States
I am glad I bought this saw. It performs even better than I hoped and the stand is easy to raise / lower / wheel. I added table extensions side and rear, good. The Makita has more table in front of the blade and the Ridgid fence moves easier. Replace Bosch's blade and make your own zero-clearance insert. This saw has made my work much easier and quality better. Love the mobility.
Great saw with TS-3000 folding stand
from Midland, MI, United States
I purchased this saw new 4.5 yrs. ago (02-2011) & it has under 50-hrs usage. It was trouble free until the motor SPEED CONTROL went bad recently. Saw would NOT run. $84 repair bill ($36 part + labor) & two 60-mile trips to repair shop made it feel better. It runs again although I haven't had time to use it. Per web comments, other owners have encountered same issue which was a bit disappointing.
Good saw with a bad knife
from Minneapolis, MN, United States
Bought this saw for my small shop a few years ago. Overall it has performed quite well. The ability to easily move & fold the saw was a plus given my space limitations. When fitted with a thin kerf Freud ripping blade the saw managed to rip 3/4" maple and hickory stock quite well. There was some vibration when doing this, so the cut wasn't as clean as it could have been, but for a 15A portable saw you can't expect much more. I usually ended up ripping pieces a hair wider than needed and then shaving a 64th off the edge to clean them up. I was able to use a 6" dado set without any issues (you need to get a separate dado plate and washer) and made good clean dados with the saw. The aluminum top had a bit of friction to it - I found that wiping it down with a Teflon spray helped greatly. The other problem with the top was that the soft aluminum tended to leave marks on projects. I can't blame Bosch for this, as it's a problem intrinsic to any portable saw with an aluminum top. I also had some issues with the red paint rubbing off of the plates onto boards. My biggest complaint is with the adjustments. It was fairly difficult to get the rip fence adjusted so it was truly parallel to the blade. After I finally did get it adjusted it held true, however. The riving knife is another story. It is very finicky to adjust and does not stay true to the blade. With smaller 15A saws like this, a thin kerf blade is almost essential to do anything other than rough cutting. Many thin kerf blades are barely thicker than the knife (0.092"/2.3mm), and some are actually thinner, meaning it's critical to have it accurately adjusted. I found that despite spending 15-20 minutes getting the riving knife square, true and aligned with the blade, it would soon move out of alignment, affecting the cuts. This is partly because the cam lever used to lock the knife when raising or lowering it requires a fair amount of torque to lock, moving the knife out of alignment with normal use of the saw. Regardless of the reason, I frequently had issues with the knife moving out of alignment and causing wood to burn against the blade or worse yet bind between the knife and the fence. The only solutions I found to this were frequent adjustments, which took a lot of time, and not using the knife and other safety guards, which also wasn't acceptable to me. A better mechanism or a thinner knife would help this greatly, but as it is it was too much of a safety issue for me. Aside from the riving knife issue, this is an excellent portable saw for the money. If Bosch fixes the mechanism so it stays adjusted I would wholeheartedly recommend it. As it is it creates safety issues that make it unacceptable for me.
Great Portable Bench Top Saw
from West Blocton, Alabama, United States
I purchased this saw about a year ago, to replace an Old Craftsman. I have not had any problem with it. The fence is very accurate. I have used dados blades on it, with no problem. I really like the convenience of being able to fold it up for storage, I have a small shop and space is of the uttermost importance.
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