The Bosch 4100-09 is a popular table saw that many people have rated highly. Bosch is another woodworking brand that produces quality products.
In this article I will go over what the pros and cons of this table saw are and if you should get it or not.
What You'll Learn...
Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw Features
This saw’s tabletop comes in at 29 x 21.5 inches. This is a solid size for cutting large boards and wood stock. You won’t have any trouble sliding big boards over the top as it’s made of aluminum that is very smooth for the wood to go over.
Square Lock Rip Fence
A square lock rip fence is another selling point for this saw. It’s easy to set positions and can be slid down or up the rail for easy adjustments.
Cutting accuracy is greatly increased because of this feature, and we all know how important it is to measure twice and cut once.
It should be noted, though, that the miter gauge takes a little bit more practice to get right, although you can always buy a new miter gauge if you don’t like the included one.
3650 RPM Motor
The motor is a 15 amp electric one that can rotate at 3650 RPM. It generates 4 HP and uses a 10-inch blade, which can be changed easily, thanks to an arbor lock.
The rip capacity comes in at 25 inches, which should be good for cutting most bigger pieces of wood. If that isn’t enough for you, then you can even buy an extension to rip even bigger boards.
Bosch 4100-09 Smart Guard System
For safety, this model has what is called the “smart guard system.” This is a system that has a blade guard with anti-kickback pawls and a riving knife. These are detachable without any tools needed for added convenience when doing fast blade changes.
The aluminum guard is split in the middle so that you can easily see the measurement marks.
The riving knife does an excellent job at preventing kickback as it digs in and stops the wood dead in its tracks, preventing some painful injuries.
Plywood and pine stand no chance against the 40 tooth blade that is made of carbide. It can rip other types of wood, too, of course, just at a little slower rate.
One of my favorite features with this Bosch table saw has to be the gravity rise stand. It enables the unit to collapse and set up with just a lever.
It’s also easy to move the saw around with the two wheels and the stand, which is also used as handles during transportation. The total dimensions of the product are 39.3 x 29.7 x 21.2 inches making it fairly compact.
What We Like
- Anti-kickback smart guard also enables easy blade changes
- Strong 40 tooth carbide blade
- Gravity rise stand for easy setup and takedown
- Wheels and built-in handle for transport
- Powerful 3650 rpm motor
- Smart storage hangar area for blades and accessories
What We Don’t Like
- The price might be a bit high for some, although a good investment in the long run.
- The miter gauge of Bosch 4100-09 fits sloppily in the slot. Due to the small size, it has lesser mass, and this increases the vibration while cutting so blade height gradually changes by vibrations and there is no way to lock this.
Wrapping it Up
Overall this is a great option from Bosch, and there aren’t very many negatives. The smart guard system and gravity rise stand to make it a candidate for the best portable table saw.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone in the market for a solid portable saw.