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WHAT TABLE SAW DO YOU OWN ?AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT IT ? RATING OUT OF 5!

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Bosch 4000

 

Love it!

 

i own a bosch 4100-09, 10" table saw with the gravity rise stand. i

love this saw it's not too loud has great saftey features and rieving blade.

putting the stand together takes a little time but it's worth it. operation is

smooth and easy. it also has a good fence and miter. i also have a sears 10"

table saw with sliding miter, but the bosch is the one i should have purchased

first. the bosh 4100-09 is a great table saw.

I have a dedicated table saw from shopsmith, model is a shopsmith 2000, only one I have ever seen like it. puchased it a an auction a few years ago. Jeff

Hi Gerald,

How is the noise level outside of the insulated shop.

I need to build a shop in a very quiet neighbourhood. It will be build of thick brick walls and concrete roof. But I'm a little concerned about how to reduce the outside noise in order not to disturb neighbours at night.

thanks for any tip.

Giovanni

Gerald Artman said:

JTAs 10, but I have a 16x24 insulated shop.

Does anyone have or know about the new Bosch GTS1031 10 inch Worksite Table Saw ?

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.a...

I am looking for a portable saw and this model has received good reviews.  The best price that I have found is $341 with an extra $20 off until Dec. 31 at amazon.

Well, there is portable and there is PORTABLE. That one is PORTABLE. Big question is what do you plan to do with it? 18" right and 7-3/4" left rip capacity is pretty stingy. I'd hate to think you are planning on breaking down sheet goods with it.

Richard Sands said:

Does anyone have or know about the new Bosch GTS1031 10 inch Worksite Table Saw ?

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.a...

I am looking for a portable saw and this model has received good reviews.  The best price that I have found is $341 with an extra $20 off until Dec. 31 at amazon." /

Rich,

The saw you cited, is more suitable for ''job-site'' use;

however, it'll do nicely for the homeowner.

Make a cross-cut sled for this table saw, and you'll love it.

It'll handle most of your cross cutting needs.

For ripping longer boards---no problem---

just add a table extension on the out-feed end.

Use a circular hand saw for cutting sheet goods, that are too large to handle on this table saw.

You can add a straight edge---either purchased or home made.

Richard Sands said:

Does anyone have or know about the new Bosch GTS1031 10 inch Worksite Table Saw ?

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.a...

I am looking for a portable saw and this model has received good reviews.  The best price that I have found is $341 with an extra $20 off until Dec. 31 at amazon.

Here Here, Cecil.

Cecil King said:

This is the table saw I own. Portability is the most important feature for me because I work out of my garage.

It also stands on end for storage and doesnt take up much space. I did put in a diablo 60t blade for finer crosscuts. 4.5 out of 5. I heard the bosch might be a little better but more money. I've seen my saw on a lot of the diy shows.

Cecil

John and Ken,

Thanks for the replies.   I currently have a $99 10" tablesaw with small table on a stand that is light enough to be carried short distances. 

I want to get a decent tablesaw that is portable because I store my saw in my outbuilding and need to be able to roll it down a short ramp and then 15 feet out onto the back lawn where I do my cutting.  (The nearest neighbor is 200 feet away and does not complain --- because he runs his tablesaw, miter saw and planer outdoors behind his house!)  I have a 10" sliding compound miter saw which I use for crosscuts. 

I use my tablesaw for ripping, cutting dadoes/grooves and trimming pieces of plywood.  When needing sheet goods to be broken down, I have some cuts made where I buy the full sheets, or I use my circular saw and a metal fence/straightedge which I clamp to the full sheet or large pieces.

I was thinking about a Bosch 4100 series, but then came across the new GTS1031.

Richard, I love my Ridgid (I think it's a 4510, and looks like the one that Cecil owns and mentioned).  Admittedly, I'm not a pro, but do a lot of small -and big- jobs for family members.  I wish I had room for a stationary saw with a large worktable because I have problems getting straight cuts with the circular saw-even with a straight edge clamped to it!  But, it's perfect for most everything I need.  I can move it in the garage so that my work bench can double as an outfeed table, I can fold it up if I need to put a car in the garage, and it doesn't take up much space when being used.  The ease with which it moves is important.  I'm small and don't have the strength that you guys have, and I can still manipulate this saw.  

Hi Richard, Ridgid 4510 is almost a clone to the Bosch 4100 without the Bosch price tag. Toolless removal replacement of blade guard and riving knife, on board tool storage nice fold up stand that is every bit as easy as the gravity rise and, if you go to reconditioned market you can put it in your shop for around $450 shipped.

http://www.cpoprotools.com/factory-reconditioned-ridgid-zrr4510-10-...


Richard Sands said:

John and Ken,

Thanks for the replies.   I currently have a $99 10" tablesaw with small table on a stand that is light enough to be carried short distances. 

I want to get a decent tablesaw that is portable because I store my saw in my outbuilding and need to be able to roll it down a short ramp and then 15 feet out onto the back lawn where I do my cutting.  (The nearest neighbor is 200 feet away and does not complain --- because he runs his tablesaw, miter saw and planer outdoors behind his house!)  I have a 10" sliding compound miter saw which I use for crosscuts. 

I use my tablesaw for ripping, cutting dadoes/grooves and trimming pieces of plywood.  When needing sheet goods to be broken down, I have some cuts made where I buy the full sheets, or I use my circular saw and a metal fence/straightedge which I clamp to the full sheet or large pieces.

I was thinking about a Bosch 4100 series, but then came across the new GTS1031.

Sue,

When I've had difficulty getting a smooth cut, ripping a large sheet with a circular hand saw,  

I'd cut the piece about a 1/4" oversize, reset the straightedge, and re-cut it to the desired dimensions.

A fine tooth saw blade will produce a smoother finish.

Keeping the saw moving at a continuous pace, will produce smoother cuts.

A good quality straight edge, clamped securely, will produce better results.

I've tried a few different brands---didn't get satisfactory results---finally purchased the straight-edge offered by Rockler, and get much better results.

I frequently rip 8' sheets of plywood, long boards, and cut-down doors and got good results, using a circular hand saw---

using a fine tooth saw blade and quality straight edge. 

On occasions, I cut the project piece over-size, by 1/16 to 1/8'', then followed-up with the finished edge using a router fitted with a straight bit.  

The routed edge produces the ultimate finished edge.

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