Since their popular Bosch 4100-09 model was released, they’ve had rave reviews.
Now, they’ve now replaced it with the Bosch 4100-10 table saw with some added improvements.
Don’t have time reading the article?
Here’s a quick summary of the Bosch 4100-10 table saw review:
- Highly Recommended Contractor Table Saw
- 25-inch Ripping Capacity with 10” Blade
- Innovative Smart Guard System – Anti-Kickback Pawls and Riving Knife
- SquareLock Rip Fence
- Light And Durable Gravity-Rise Stand
Bosch has won many awards since entering the power tools market in 2003.
In fact, they’re fast becoming synonymous with brands such as DeWalt and Makita in the contractor table saw category.
From what I can see, it already looks set to continue to be a bestseller in the contractor table saw range.
Since founded in 1886, Bosch is known for producing high-quality products and their power tools are no different.
So, let’s check out the Bosch 4100-10 and decide for ourselves whether this will the right table saw for you.
Features & Specifications
In a nutshell, the Bosch 4100-10 10-inch jobsite table saw is very similar to their older cousin – the 4100-09 model.
The saw table measures 29 x 21.5 inches with the top made out of aluminum. It’s powered by a 15-amp blade-driven (universal) motor that generates a maximum of 4 HP and rotates at 3,650 RPM.
Rip Capacity & Blade
The 25-inch rip capacity and 10-inch blade is more than enough to rip and crosscut 4 Ft. wide sheets in half. This is convenient for all worksite contractors and will come in handy.
The arbor lock mechanism is a handy feature included and allows you to change the blade with relative ease – and with added safety measures.
One minor issue noted by users is that the miter gauge may need to be realigned after multiple uses. While not a big issue, it’s still an inconvenience that you should otherwise not have. However, you do have the option to buy an aftermarket gauge if this does become troublesome for you though.
On the 4100-09 model, you received a 40-tooth blade as standard. With the newer 4100-10 saw, they now come with a 24-tooth carbide blade.
The 24-tooth blade is more common to use for rip cuts and a reason why Bosch has included this as the standard blade.
One nifty feature that’s included with the Bosch table saw is soft-start circuitry. This allows the motor to smoothly increase operating speed and minimize tripping a circuit breaker.
Dust & Onboard Storage
There’s also a dust collection port featuring a shrouded design that can be attached to a regular vacuum. Though I do recommend buying an industrial one to handle all types of dust thrown at it.
Onboard storage is also excellent on the Bosch 4100-10 and allows you access to all the included components provided. So if you plan on using other types of blades (I guarantee you will), you’ll have enough storage space which comes in handy.
What’s included in the purchase?
Here’s a list of standard inclusions:
- SquareLock Rip Fence
- Smart Guard System – Barrier-Guard Device and Anti-Kickback Pawls
- GTA47W Gravity-Rise Wheeled Table Saw Stand
- 10 inch 24-tooth Carbide-Tipped Blade
- Miter Gauge
- Push Stick
- Throat Plate Insert
- Multi-Function Blade Wrench
- Adjustment Wrench
Not bad right?
Though I notice many competitors these days have most of the above included as standard.
What Sets It Apart From The Competition
You’re probably thinking why you should buy the Bosch 4100-10 saw?
Here are a couple of reasons why I, and along with other users recommend the Bosch 4100-10 table saw.
SquareLock Rip Fence
The SquareLock rip fence is one of the best on the market for a portable/ contractor saw. It’s made from aluminum and can be adjusted effortlessly with the enhanced clamping feature.
It’s quite accurate out of the box. However, like most saws in this price range, you may have slight issues. It’s been reported by some users their saw was shipped with a slight bow in the rip fence.
You’re able to amend this though with some minor adjustments if such an issue is present.
Smart Guard System
The Smart Guard System is the first modular table saw blade guard. It incorporates anti-kickback pawls, three-positioned adjustable riving knife and a non-obstructed view of the assembly.
This can easily be removed without any extra tools if you insist on a different setup.
The blade guard is made out of aluminum with a split in the middle so your blade and measurement marks are visible.
This is especially useful if you need to adjust the blade height.
This is simply done by using the elevation handwheel located on the front of the saw. Remember, you can also set the bevel angle to make a bevel cut (0 to 45 degrees).
The riving knife is an excellent safety feature, especially for the beginner. This prevents nasty kickback – one of the most common ways to cause injury.
To understand more about this, I suggest you read an important article about safety here.
The riving knife has a kerf width of .091 inches. This is the width of the blade or thickness of the cut made into the material (wood).
If you do purchase an aftermarket blade with a 092-inch kerf, you’ll probably have issues with binding on the back end of the cut.
In fact, you’re generally better off finding a blade that has a kerf width of .098 inches to solve this issue, and for your safety.
Many users reported the 4100-09 already had an excellent Gravity-Rise stand. Many had noted its clever and thoughtful design approach.
However, Bosch had a better idea…
How about we make it lighter?
Perfect – I can’t complain!
Lugging around any saw will get heavy as the day drags on.
The new 4100-10 includes the GTA47W Gravity-Rise wheeled stand. It has 8-inch rubber tires and allows for easy job site mobility.
The stand measures 39 x 30 x 20 inches with a 37.5 inches height from the ground to the work surface. A powder-coat finish ensures it’s corrosion-resistant and durable.
Setup and take down is easy. This can be done by simply pressing on the single lever to perform the action.
So, it’s now even lighter than the previous stand but built with the same durability we know from Bosch.
That’s a green tick from me.
The Bosch 4100-10 table saw is an extremely well-built and well thought out product.
It’s honestly one of, if not the best in its class (portable/ contractor).
There were no serious flaws to speak of. If anything, it displayed many positives.
With innovative Smart Guard Technology, a unique Gravity-Rise stand, portability, large rip capacity, and powerful motor, it’s honestly hard to fault.
The Bosch range of table saws is really carving out quite a following.
Therefore, if I were to ask myself what table saw I’d buy today for use at a job site?
I’d tell you to go and buy a Bosch 4100-10.
I highly recommend it.
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