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Default Bosch 4100 is in the house...The Unboxing...

My Bosch 4100 came in from CPO Outlets (recon) yesterday and today I unboxed it...

Here's the unboxing...

As I examined the box I found no signs of damage...probably not typical for 100lbs or so of good stuff...so I wondered what kind of packing I would find on the inside.

As I cut the box I see a whole lot of big large-bubble wrap stuck everywhere...made me wonder even more why the cardboard was in such good shape..."slowly I turned"...

I pulled all the bubbles out and placed the saw down to examine it...not a single scratch, dent, or any other disfigurement...

On to the saw..."step by step"...

While it is a heavy saw for it's size, it's still easy enough for this old fart to get it onto the tailgate of my RAM...

I then checked all the nuts and bolts to make sure everything was tight...sure enuff they were...

...Bosch blade, 40-tooth, combo...I'll use this till it goes...riving knife exactly in the center of the kerf...red handle pull-up latch that holds the blade for quick changes...

On to the alignment check...everything was on the money except the rip fence...that needed a bit of adjustment and was a snap with two allen bolts on top of the fence...now dead nuts on...real easy process...

Blade was also parallel to the slot...marked a tooth and measured same front and back...also did it with an opposite tooth just for S&G's...

Miter fence rail is .750 on the money and the slot is .760 from one end to the other...so plenty of aftermarket stuff should fit it in case I don't like the stock miter fence...

Blade height adjustment is smooth as is the angle adjustment...a little care here as it wants to angle to a natural position by itself after loosening the lock...two hands are good till you get the hang of it. This is probably a testimony to it's smooth action...

I noticed a teensy-weensy bit of sawdust in a couple of spots...no doubt a test cut prior to boxing and shipping...

The saw has a lock/unlock for extending the right wing...NICE...adjusted dead on. If you forget to lock the extension, there is a huge red block (3/4" x 2") that stays up and prevents the fence from moving past it and is also a visual indicator that the extension is not locked. Keep in mind that the fence can be locked in position at the far end of the extension and then slide the whole extension in and out for cutting while the fence stays locked. This is slick...there is a separate ruler used for greater than 13 1/2" cut.

So all alignments are dead on...nuts and bolts are tight...time to turn it on and make some test sawdust. I am real anxious to try out the dust extraction port...hope my shop-vac and dust deputy have enough suck...

Tonite I will just turn it on just to listen to the sweet melodic hum of a tight machine...then I will let it rest after a long journey but tomorrow morning it's gonna work for its breakfast of the oldest (but clean) piece of wood I can muster up...gonna rip, cross-cut, dado and all them other fancy words

...stay tuned...more to come...crosscut sled is first project...
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I am real anxious to try out the dust extraction port...hope my shop-vac and dust deputy have enough suck...
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no it won't...
and thanks for setting up my new saw...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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no it won't...
and thanks for setting up my new saw...
...it's under lock and key...sold the house, moved, new address, no forwarding...

...ya can't find it...it's hiding...there was a warning in the box right on top...Beware the Stick...I think it was stuck in there by either Bosch CS or CPO Outlets...

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visualize fall down on floor, doubled over in hysterical can't breathe laughter....
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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because of the expandable table...
strongly suggest double runnered sled and a clamp on in-feed brackets/supports...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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visualize fall down on floor, doubled over in hysterical can't breathe laughter....
...gotcha !!...

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Where is the pics? No picture, no congratulatory reply... Even Neil Armstrong sent pictures all the way back from that studio him and Buzz sneaked off to!

Congratulations Nick and enjoy!!!!
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because of the expandable table...
strongly suggest double runnered sled and a clamp on in-feed brackets/supports...
Thanks...definitely double runners...

...not sure what you mean by "clamp on in-feed brackets/supports"...

Do you mean mount a couple of clamps to hold down the piece when I'm using it...? If yes, GREAT IDEA ! ! ! Hadn't thought of adding clamps...I've been making the sleds bigger than the table and using F-clamps on the ends...I like the mounted clamps better...Thanks...

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...gotcha !!...
add drooling, runny nose and tears...

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Where is the pics? No picture, no congratulatory reply... Even Neil Armstrong sent pictures all the way back from that studio him and Buzz sneaked off to!

Congratulations Nick and enjoy!!!!
Thanks, Marco...the original write-up pointed to pictures I took but I had a hard time uploading them..so I edited it and left the pictures out. When I get some time I'll work on including the pics...I think I just need to resize them.

I'm still wondering where they got those neat pictures of Pluto...maybe they're just Photoshop'ed images of the moon...

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