Bosch 4100 09 10" Worksite Table Saw W/Gravity Rise Stand (000346341539) Reviews
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Bosch 4100 09 10" Worksite Table Saw W/Gravity Rise Stand (000346341539)

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Buy once buy right! Bosch 4100-09 is it

Apr 9, 2009 (Updated Apr 9, 2009)
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Pros:Well made, excellent accessories and options, easy set up and storage, safe, safe and safe!

Cons:Taller table height, more expensive, poor dust collection bag design, limited warranty.

The Bottom Line: It would be a difficult decision if Ridgid had more accessories and was safer because I liked its height, cost, and warranty. Bosch just has too much going for it.


I researched as much as I could find about portable table saws before I settled on the more expensive Bosch 4100-09 over the Ridgid TS2400LS.  Because of limited space, I needed a saw that I could store in a small space and yet set up very easily.  The Bosch won out over the Ridgid because of safety with its Smart Guard system and easier access to on/off switch.  In addition, the Bosch had much more accessories available and the Ridgid had very limited options.  However, the Ridgid has a limited lifetime warranty whereas the Bosch is a year.  The Bosch was on sale at Lowes for $509 and the Ridgid was $449 at Home Depot. The Bosch non-digital rip fence should suffice for my furniture making and I like having the option to buy the digital carriage readout later on. 
The Bosch is replacing a 15 amp Skilsaw tabletop saw on a stand with a Forest blade which cuts accurately but the Skilsaw has the smaller miter slots, limited dado blade options, and a flimsy fence.  I managed to make a mission style captain's bed with drawers and a trundle out of quarter sawn white oak with the Skilsaw but it took me longer without having access to a decent crosscut sled, tenon jig or a accurate miter gauge that I can now construct for this table.  
Adjustment directions for accurate 90 degree cuts and fence measurements were easy to follow and accomplish.  The accessories available are: rear out feed support, left side out feed support, dust bag, zero clearance insert, dado insert set, pusher guide system, molding insert, blade tote, digital carriage.  The instruction/safety manual was easy to read and follow with excellent tips on crosscutting, bevel cutting, mitering, rabbeting, etc.  
The gravity rise stand took 30 minutes to put together and 5 more minutes to anchor the saw.  The saw unfolded easily and felt very solid as the stand seemed to weigh more than the saw itself.  I do not plan to transport the saw around for offsite jobs but I know that it could be done very easily without too much strain.  It fit nicely in the back of my Tahoe and rolled out easily on a make shift ramp or it could be easily lifted out with assistance from the little woman.  


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