Bosch 4100-10 job-site table saw review – is it as good as its predecessor?

Bosch 4100-10 Portable Table Saw

Mike

bosch 4100-10 job site miter saw
Portability
Safety
Power & Rip Capacity
Accuracy

Summary

With a high rip capacity of 25-inches, decent power, a premium design, and an amazing stand, the Bosch 4100-10 is the perfect job site table saw. Featuring a safety-first design and convenient onboard storage.

4.4

No matter how limited your knowledge of power tools is, odds are you’ve heard of Bosch’s products. They are known to be innovative and high quality. The Bosch 4100-10 job-site table saw is exactly that.

This table saw is the new (and improved) version of the beloved predecessor, the Bosch 4100-09 portable table saw. A table saw frequently seen on job sites, as it’s incredibly portable due to its lightweight and the innovative gravity-rise stand this saw comes with.

So who is this saw for? Any hobbyist or professional who has a lot of rip and cross-cutting projects on the horizon. Great for general woodworking, DIY renovations, contracting work, furniture building, the list goes on!

What’s included in the box? 

  • Bosch 4100-10 Portable Table Saw
  • GTA47W Gravity-Rise Stand
  • 10-inch 24T Carbide Blade
  • Smart Guard System 
  • Throat Plate Insert
  • Miter Guage 
  • Push Stick
  • Blade-Wrench (onboard storage)
  • Adjustment Wrench

Bosch 4100-10 Cutting Capacity

Bosch 4100-10 review

Equipped with a 15 amp motor and blade speed of 3650pm, this table saw cuts through both soft and hardwoods like a knife through butter. The stock Carbide-Tipped Blade has 24 teeth which is great for rip cuts through most wood types. 

It has a high ripping capacity for a portable table saw at 25-inches, more than plenty for most job-site ripping needs. Should you need it, this table saw comes with a bevel switch. Available bevel angles range from -2 to 47-degrees. 

The blade is protected by a Bosch’s smart guide system: easily detachable riving knife, blade guard and anti-kickback pawls. These are included for your safety. You don’t need a tool to install or uninstall any of these parts.

Bosch Gravity-Rise Stand – The Best Rolling Stand On The Market?

Bosch GTA47W Gravity-Rise Stand

The table saw itself is relatively lightweight at 58 pounds, pair that with the stand and you’re looking at 92 pounds in total. The numbers may look high, but for a table saw they really aren’t. 

The Gravity-Rise stand is the main reason I would take this table saw over most similar-priced competitor saws. This rolling stand has heavy-duty all-terrain wheels which makes job site transportation a breeze. A simple flick of a lever, lets you collapse and open the stand back up. The stands dimensions are compact at 39 x 30 x 20 inches. 

Do you have a miter saw or another power tool you need to take on the job site with you? No problem, you can easily mount most models on the Bosch Gravity-Rise stand. 

Storing the Bosch 4100-10 Table Saw

You’re looking into the purchase of a table saw but you have limited garage or workshop space? Maybe you’re worried about whether it fits in your trailer or garage? Don’t be. The Gravity-Rise stand in combination with Bosch’s onboard accessory storage makes storing this table saw very convenient.

The onboard storage is another one of my favorite details about this table saw. Every single component of the saw, the blade guard, riving knife all the way down to the fence and even extra blades are stored on the side of the table saw. They each have a designated place on the Bosch 4100-10. I could never see myself going back to a job-site table saw without onboard storage. 

Here’s my process: I have my Bosch table saw permanently stored vertically in the back of my trailer. Any job site I get called to, I simply wheel it out to where I need to set up. The stand makes transportation easy, even up and down stairs. Once I find a good spot to set up, I flick the red lever on the side to open up my stand, every component such as the riving knife, blade guard, etc are simply stored on the side of my stand so all I have to do is re-attach them and I’m set up in 2 minutes. 

What I liked about the Bosch 4100-10

I absolutely loved reviewing Bosch’s new 4100-10 portable saw, it’s just as good as the previous version was, with some slight upgrades. Definitely a power tool worthy of the Bosch brand name. Here’s what I liked:

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Included Gravity-Rise stand is compact, has heavy-duty all-terrain wheels and makes transporting this table saw a breeze. It’s miles ahead of the competition and my number 1 reason to pick this table saw over the similarly priced rivaling saws. 
  • Onboard storage, every component has its designated spot, making both set up and storing the saw convenient.
  • High rip capacity at 25 inches

What I didn’t like

While I had a great time reviewing this table saw. Of course, every saw has its disadvantages. Here’s what I didn’t like:

  • Dust collection isn’t great, especially when compared to the DeWalt DWE7491RS which has a dual collection port

Bosch 4100-10 vs 4100-09

So what are the differences between the newer 4100-10 and its predecessor, the bosch 4100-09 portable table saw? First of all, bosch did some minor cosmetic updates to make the saw look a little different from its previous model. But you’re not interested in that are you? Here are the real changes they made:

Bosch 4100-10 vs Bosch 4100-09 Job-site table saw

The swapped previously included 40 teeth Carbide-Tipped blade for a 24 teeth one. The reason they did this is most table saws are used for rip-cutting and you generally want a lesser teeth-count for these kinds of jobs. 

The second and probably biggest difference was made on the Gravity-Rise stand. The redesigned model now includes the newer GTA47W stand. As this is a rolling stand, it tends to be a bit heavy so what Bosch did was they cut two inches off its height to make it a little lighter. 

Overall the changes are very minor, the new 4100-10 looks a bit different, is a little more portable and has a stock blade that’s more equipped for rip-cutting. If you are an owner of the previous 4100-09 there’s no reason for you to look into upgrading any time soon. 

What is the community saying?

Nowadays, thanks to online reviews it’s easy to find out up front if the hotel you’re going to be staying at is going to be great or if it’s going to be a complete dump. With power tools, this is no different. So I’ve gone ahead and checked Amazon to see what buyers have to say about their personal experiences with the Bosch 4100-10. Here’s the gist:

  • The Gravity-Rise stand is the best in the industry
  • Quality, durable table saw built for the long haul
  • Adjusting the blade for parallel is more difficult than one would like
  • Dado blades easily interchangeable
  • A couple of negative comments on the included miter gauge: doesn’t fit snug in track
Most people have little negative to report and the overall rating is 4.5 which is incredible for any power tool. 

Final Thoughts – Bosch 4100-10 Review

If you’re in the market for a portable table saw, the Bosch 4100-10 is probably one of the safest bets. You’ll get a premium, durable product from a reputable brand. The included rolling stand is a huge plus and will make job-site transportation a breeze for you. Along with Bosch’s onboard storage, you will end up with a hassle-free compact portable workspace. 

Bosch 4100-10 vs DeWalt DWE7491RS

Bosch 4100-10 vs Dewalt DWE7491RS job site table saw

Both these models are similarly priced and premium job site table saws. So people often find themselves torn between these two high-quality brands. I’m here to help you get a feel of which is best for you. 

The DeWalt DWE7491RS comes with an impressive no-load speed of 4800RPM, quite a bit higher than Bosch’s 3650RPM. However when testing both saws on multiple workpieces, I noticed no difference in accuracy or power. One thing to note though, the DeWalt has a substantially higher rip capacity of 32 inches compared to Bosch’s 25 inches!

Portability wise, I have to favor Bosch for their gravity-rise stand, it simply feels more premium, more ergonomic and just a nicer overall design. 

The Verdict: Both the Bosch and the DeWalt are clearly built for job site transportation, each comes with its own impressive perks. If you want a more ergonomic and quality stand, go with the Bosch 4100-10. If you need a larger ripping capacity, DeWalt DWE7491RS is your saw. 

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