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Bosch 10" Benchtop Tablesaw #4100-09

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4.7
out of 5
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
4100-09
Price:
$600

Description

Available without stand for $100 less.

Gravity-Rise™ Stand — Patented for easy set-up and take down of your table saw.
Exceptional Portability - quick and easy transport between jobsites
Heavy Duty Construction - Built to last with powder coat paint finish for longevity
8" Treaded Pneumatic Wheels - Handles the toughest and unexpected jobsite terrains
Collapsible Design - Minimizes storage space requirements

Amperage 15
Arbor Size 5/8"
Bevel Angle Range -2° to 47°
Blade Diameter 10"
Country of Origin Taiwan
Description 10" Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise™ Wheeled Stand
Dimensions 39.13 x 30 x 20.9
Max. Motor HP 4.0
No Load RPM 3,650
Weight (lbs.) Saw - 60 lbs. (with Stand 99 lbs.)
Working Length Table Top dimensions 29"
Includes
Gravity-Rise™ Table Saw Stand With Pneumatic Wheels

WOOD magazine review

Power, Performance, Portability — This saw's got it all

Review Summary

Although this saw makes an excellent addition to any construction job-site, it's also just as proficient in a woodworking shop. Mounted on Bosch's strut-assisted Gravity-Rise stand with smooth-rolling pneumatic tires, the model 4100 tablesaw earned our Top Tool award among high-end job-site saws. Its electronically supported universal motor powered through all the tough jobs we could throw at it, including 8/4 white oak, without bogging down.
It has our favorite blade-guard system that was easiest to install and use; an easy-to-use rip fence with 25" rip capacity; a respectable 40-tooth blade. The dust shroud and 2-1/2" port hook up to a shop vacuum and do a nice job evacuating dust from the cut without it getting into the air. With a 3/8"-thick throat insert, it’s the only saw in the job-site category for which we’d feel comfortable making and using shop-made zero-clearance throat inserts (The others must be thin to fit, too thin for our liking.) All the included accessories (fence, miter gauge, blade guard) store on the saw—and safely out of the way—when not in use. If you need to save money, get this saw without the stand for $125 less.

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Bosch 4000

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One of the best investments in my shop that I have done. I love this machine it is a huge work horse. I have an old carpenter that has spent thousands of hours using them and is most impressed with the Bosch. Does not kick the breakers nor does it struggle with it's power. Just a great portable table saw. I work at Home Depot and really I can't sell one of our saws knowing that this is the best out there.

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Bosch Table Saw

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Although I have the Bosch table saw with the stationary stand I think it's the best saw in my shop. It will rip and crosscut any type of hardwood I run thru it. Once set up it makes very accurate cuts. My only problem was with the miter guage and a little bit of slope in the miter guage slot.I used a little bit of electrical tape om the miter guage and put some paste wax in the slot and it works great. I give this saw a solid 5 stars. Bob

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Terriffic Saw

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I was given this saw after a family friend retired, and it is incredible. I love this saw. It cuts smooth, its fine details like blade change are great, The stability of the stand is very good, and I even am on a small incline. The extensions for a larger work surface are stable and easy to use and adjust. I have yet to find something I do not like about this saw and I have had ir now for over 2 years.

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Solid saw, but watch calibration

Review Summary

I just bought this saw last week at the suggestion of my local woodwork/contractor supply store. I'm a former wood shop teacher, but can't currently dedicate the garage space necessary for a 10" cabinet saw. I needed something that could be stored in a corner and set up when necessary.
Overall and for the money, this saw seems fine for the type of work I currently plan to do - mostly cabinet construction and small projects/crafts. I've always been in the habit of tuning/calibrating any saw (new or used) before I do any work on it. Regardless of the sophistication of a table saw, one of the most important calibrations is to check that the miter gage slot runs parallel with the blade when the blade is raised to its highest position. You mark a blade tooth with a pencil at the front of the saw and measure from that tooth to the miter gage slot on the left side of the blade. Use as fine of a measuring tool as you have. I used a good combination square with 1/32" increments. Then rotate the blade 180 degrees and measure from that same marked tooth to the miter slot at the rear of the saw. If both measurements are the same, then the slot is running parallel to the blade and you're good to go. It's not uncommon to find this setting a little off and in need of adjustment. Mine was off just a hair under 1/32". To make this adjustment on the Bosch 4100-09, the instructions call for you to loosen the hex head machine screws on the front and rear trunnions and then slightly move the blade/arbor assembly until the measurements I described above are equal. Then simply tighten the trunnion screws again. Simple enough... Here's the catch, though: The holes in the trunnions that the bolts slip through are simply round holes with a diameter pretty close to the diameter of the bolt. Essentially, once you loosen the bolts, you don't have much "play" at all to make the adjustment to bring the blade parallel to the miter slot. When you tighten the bolts back up, you're pretty much where your were before you started the calibration. I just got off the phone with Bosch tech support and they confirmed this. The guy said the saw was engineered to be within specs and if I needed to move it "slightly", I should loosen the bolts just a hair, tap the front trunion away from the miter slot, tap the rear trunnion toward the slot and then tighten the bolts again. Your mileage may vary, but that didn't do much for me... It would have been a lot better if Bosch engineered the saw with slightly slotted or elongated holes in the trunion brackets instead of round ones... or at least set the hole diameter just a little larger to allow for greater movement. Some may think I'm being too anal and would suggest I just go buy a $3K cabinet saw, but even on lower end table saws, this is a critical setting. It doesn't interfere with ripping as you can just set the fence parallel with the blade, but it does impact crosscutting or using any kind of a sled or jig that rides in the miter slots. The Bosch tech guy invited me to return the saw, but I do generally like most everything else about it (except there's no way to lock in the height of the blade - which could possibly cause issues if you use a dado head). So I think I'm going to "MacGyver" it by removing the trunnions and either increase the diameter of the holes or elongate them in some way to give me some wiggle room. Well, that's about it. Hopefully a tweak or two and I'll have the saw where I need it!

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