This model is slightly pricier than the Ridgid but it does offer a few improvements for the money. One of the features is a 2 step folding saw, which is relatively easy to set up, as even a kid could work it. The wheels are not as large as they should be for moving the unit through steps or curbs, but regardless, the engineers at Bosch did a fine job on the 4100.
The Bosch 4100 comes with several new features and enhancements that make the unit a unique, precise and durable table saw. Among the new features is an industry-first modular smart guard system, a durable sub-base that includes carry handles, and the Bosch SquareLock rip fence. These features make the Bosch 4100 particularly useful for carpenters and DIY homeowners.
The addition of unique design features make the 4100 ideal for efficient and accurate cutting that allows users to deliver products quicker. Also the portable build allows for easy transfer across different terrain and quick setup on any worksite.
Easy setup and portability
By using the original and patented Gravity-Rise Stand technology, Bosch manufacturers made sure that users have an easy time setting up and dismantling the unit for different applications. The entire unit is extremely portable, as the 8-inch wheels can move through normal terrains with relative ease.
A collapsible design makes it possible to store the unit in small spaces, which also enhances transportation to and from a worksite. The stand weighs less than 40 pounds and is designed with durability in mind, sporting a unique powder-coat finish that adds longevity.
A powerful 15 amp 10” table saw can yield up to 4HP and 3,650 rpm for very clean cuts. Also, the tool also comes with Constant Electronics and soft-start which adds to power management and consistent speed yield when under load. To make bevel cuts, users have access to a 5/8 inch arbor size which is also compatible with a variety of blades and can make cuts between -2 and 47°.
Spacious cutting table
The 29 x 21.5 cutting table is made with aluminum for added durability. A clever rip fence is designed to glide right across the cutting table with total ease when performing one-handed operations, and it locks in place to help with cut precision.
What’s in the box?
- Bosh 10” Worksite Table Saw
- TS3000 Gravity-Rise table saw stand
- SquareLock rip fence
- Smart Guard
- T-slot miter gauge
First-of-its-class Smart Guard System
This is a unique tool-free design that adds protection and high visibility – essential for the user when making cuts – and it also prevents blade contact or kickback. This optimal line of sight and added protection are a major plus for the 4100 as it improves two of the most important features: usability and safety.
Quick setup: Most users have come to expect some ease with the setup process, and the Bosch 4100 doesn’t disappoint. Bosch uses patented technology (i.e., Gravity-Rise) to make sure users have an easy time setting up the work area and dismantling it for transportation or storage.
Precision cutting: The saw generates up to 3,650 rpm, which gives you very clean cuts across the board. Also, two added features: Constant Response and soft-start electronics make the speed constant under load, and they enhance power management.
Wider cuts: The 4100 allows you to cut table handles stock over 20 inches wide. The square tabletop has a 25-inch rip that provides an added width of over 40 inches.
Quality issues: For some carpenters and other professionals, the top blade isn’t of utmost quality. It should be noted that some of these quality issues are random and may not appear in 100 purchases but if you come across a faulty blade or any other essential component, contact the manufacturer’s customer care specialists for quick assistance.
Instructions are a bit wordy. It may not affect the experienced user but for new users it may present a challenge.
Cost: The unit costs a significant amount more than its counterparts – however the added features make it a good purchase overall.
The Bosch 4100 is a good purchase for a reliable tool and considering the Smart Guard System and a few other enhancements that make it more precise when measuring, you can be assured that the blade will give you better products and allow you to work through a larger batch faster.
This makes it ideal for regular users or for when you need to complete a project quickly.