Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 59
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RMG2000 Very confused
This saw started out exactly as I hoped. Being a 15 amp motor over the 13 amp Rigid, I thought this was the best choice. I've owned the saw 2 years with very little use. I generally ripped plywood mostly. I now have burnt the motor out. I cleaned it each and ever time after use as I'm very particular with my tools and tidiness. In hind sight, I should have bought a saw with a bigger table with extensions as your limited to size of material even with the little pull out on this saw. Give it some thought, I'm not bitter but was thinking it should have lasted a bit longer.
October 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hammertime Best I've worked with,,,!!!
I burned up two Orange ones before I said "NO MORE". Wasn't worth the 50 miles I had to drive for repair of lifetime warranty. Then comes the Bosch and the rest is history. I put a 60 tooth Bosch blade on it and it's been a power house. Has ripped everything I've put through it, and I live in hardwood country.
I'll admit that the sawdust port could be more efficient but no portable saw is great in that area. I'm more concerned with the motor performance and consistency. Solid built and easy to transport. Every carpenter should have a good broom for saw dust,, and it makes plenty.
I would buy another one tomorrow if this one quit today. etc., etc.,.. This was my first Bosch power tool but it won't be my last. It costs a few more dollars but "it works" and you don't waste time driving back and forth to the "lifetime warranty" fix it store. Highly recommend this saw to anyone.
June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DfPDX Great saw! Very accurate.
I use this table saw to make very fine cuts and precision angles. I found the saw to be very true right out of the box. Very handy saw.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shawn Perfect
When it was time to purchase a new table saw I (we) started the Internet search, read the reviews checked options and price. Then I finally decided. I'll save a few bucks and get the orange one. Then it happened my girlfriend told me no. Pay the extra for the good one. So She bought it for me and I couldn't be happier with it. Put it to the test and it performed flawlessly. Changed the blade ripped perfect miters, no bogging, fence was dead on out of the box. PAY THE Extra. It's worth every penny!
December 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacob Great Saw
The Bosch 4100 is considered a "jobsite" or "contracter" saw, but it as good as some stationary, "cabinet" type table saws I have used.
Once properly set up and squared, this saw cuts very true and just keeps going.
The gravity rise stand is really easy to use and is wide enough to give a good, stable base for most uses. It is a little clunky if you're trying to store it in a small space, but, personally, the ease of roll out and set-up (along with stability) outweighs the mild awkwardness of its size.
The only thing I would improve would be to give it a motor that has a 220v option. I believe this saw is good enough for someone to build into a table as a permanent cabinet-style table saw, but it'd run a little smoother and, theoretically, last a little longer if it could be re-wired for 220v like some table saw motors out there.
If you think you'll be using a table saw with any frequency, or hope to build anything with any accuracy, consider stepping up from the cheap, store brand table saw into this Bosch. Overall, it's a great saw even at the slightly higher price.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Critic1949 An overlooked source of problems.
Those experiencing motor issues should first check the tightness and quality of their electrical connections at the wall socket and in the circuit from that wall socket to their electrical panel, and the connections in the panel itself. Any connections involving the tightness of a screwed-together connection, the adequateness of the size of wires involved, or connections made with a wire nut are suspect and should be carefully checked.
The 15 amp draw of a power saw motor will quickly reveal deficiencies in any electrical connection, and any electrical issues are much more likely to be in an existing shop power circuit or electrical panel than in a brand new, factory-tested motor. I learned this after returning a non-performing saw and getting a new one, which had exactly the same motor issues. I didn't complain about motor quality - I checked my connections. After cleaning and tightening all the connections in the relevant circuits in the panel and between panel and socket, the problems disappeared, and have never returned.
Cut off the power to the socket and/or panel before attempting this. Call a qualified electrician if you have never done this type of repair yourself. Electricty can kill you if you make a mistake.
December 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jack It's OK
This saw is a workhorse. Decent power and the gravity rise stand is absolutely brilliant. It even facilitates loading into my truck for jobs. The fence twists slightly when locked, and I was able to adjust that a bit, but enough to stop it completely. The inserts fit horribly, a homemade zero clearance should be the first thing you do as the table isn't worth spending money on an official clearance. The poor quality table is flat in three different sections, being divided by the miter slot, but they are not coplanar with each other. Overall, it's an overpriced worksite saw. Definitely wouldn't recommend it for a small workshop type saw.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SeeSaw No More Looking!
As contractors, we use this saw everyday. We build everything from decks, additions, cabinets and furniture. This is the only table saw we have used for the past 5 years. For accuracy, power, versatility, convenience, and reliability, you need not look any further. BUT....just to make sure, Ive been reviewing all the portable saws currently on the market before I head to the store to buy one for my own personal use. Comparing my own experience with all the reviews Ive read on this and other saws, Im convinced there is no better choice when compared on equal grounds.
So, Ive got my boots on and money in hand. Just wanted to post this before I took off.
September 6, 2014