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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-12-2015, 09:41 AM
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This thread is what RouterForums is all about. Timely topic, well documented from experienced users, well-reasoned and straight to the point. Thanks to all who participated.
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I've had my 4100 for 6 years and couldn't be happier. The only change made was the addition of an Incra miter gauge. I got the V27 for cheap and it does all Ineed.
BTW, I still use the oem blade quite a lot, don't know if they still come with he same one but, it too is great!
I agree, I just dropped mine off at the saw shop for sharpening. It came with a very decent blade, to my surprise. I have a Freud 50t on it now and it gives really nice cuts.

I also upgraded to the V27 miter gauge and only because it was on sale and I could swap it with my other saw if I wanted to.

Stick pointed out to me that the reason I was having trouble releasing the blade tilt lever was because it tightens easier than it releases, so I don't need to tighten as much. I tried it out yesterday and he was right on, it takes very little tightening and holds good.

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Having read all the other responses I have little to add, but these few points.
1. It holds settings. After almost three years the fence and blade alignments are as the factory set them. This is checking them with dial indicator.
2. Connection to the dust port is helped with a flexible sleeve--slips on over the saw outlet easily and easily tightened and the 2.5" fits tightly into it.
3. The riving knife lever on mine was tight and I didn't bother to adjust it right-a $50 mistake. I cracked the lever and it is replaceable only as unit for $47.50 plus shipping and tax.

If money and space are considerations its a combination hard to match.

BUT: the new flesh sensing saw would be a real competitor were I to do it over.
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Default to improve the V27....

to improve the V27....

ditch the camed nylon washers and FH socket head screws...
put a layer of HDMW tape or however many it takes to get a fit that won't quit on the side of the miter's bar...

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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My 4100 is just what I need in a non space Garage workshop. Folds up and roils around great on the anti gravity stand. All the good things everyone has said, I agree with. Also as said the dust collection needs help. Stick did an thread on one he put together that looks great. I have the extensions, and they solve many of needs of outfield and side tables that would be added if I had space to keep it up all the time. Rolls out onto the driveway to solve dust problems.
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Long time i have and couldn't be more satisfied. The main change made was the expansion of a investment casting. it does all Ineed. BTW, despite everything I utilize the oem cutting edge a considerable amount, don't know whether regardless they accompany he same one however, it too is incredible!
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cutting edge???... as in blade???
wait till you put a Freud Fusion in it...

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Welcome to the forum Caleb.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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welcome to the forums Caleb..

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Ok guys. I know there are alot of Bosch fans on this forum, so here what I'm looking for.
My old craftsman table saw just decided to crap out. Although I can get parts lto fix the problem, I really would love to fix it, then sell it and buy another portable saw. One of the reasons for getting rid of it is that it has a 5/8" miter slot that is absolutely useless as far as I'm concerned. I have been looking at the Bosch 4100-09 and have seen some remarkable reviews. What say you on this machine? Give me the good, bad, anf ugly.
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I was in the same position as you earlier this year. I looked closely at the Bosch 4100-09 but I ended-up going with the DW 7491 instead.

- Better dust collection. The blade is enclosed in it’s own channel
- 32.5 ripping capacity
- The Fence design doesn’t allow the fence to shift out of line-up
- The blade adjustment for squaring up the blade are easily accessible
- The more powerful motor allows for smoother cuts with General Purpose blades
- Stand design is superior. It doesn’t lean or tip on larger cuts like the gravity rise stands

You can’t really go wrong with the 4100-09 or the DW 7491. You have to pick your priorities. In the perfect world we’d all have room for shop sized table saws. A well tuned job site saw and a track saw can do most of the cuts you can do with a full sized table saw with a little extra patience.
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