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Just received my Bosch 4100 table saw. Amazon has them on sale for $529 with free shipping. Excellent price. It took me about 2 hours to get it assembled and up and running. The factory settings were all spot on which amazed me. The gravity rise stand works as advertised which is a blessing since I have to put everything away each time I work. Compared to my old Craftsman table saw, this one is a real dream. My only complaint is with the operation of the fence...the movement is not very smooth but once it is locked down it is square. Right now I am using the blade which comes with it and the cuts are good. Sure wish I had done this a long time ago.

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Other members have praised that saw too Bill. Take the fence off and see if it is dragging on some part of it. Lee Valley has some low friction tape you might be able to fix it with or maybe ehas an adjustment for lifting the tip end which might solve the problem.

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My only complaint is with the operation of the fence...the movement is not very smooth but once it is locked down it is square. Right now I am using the blade which comes with it and the cuts are good. Sure wish I had done this a long time ago.

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Paste wax everything - rails, top, slides and fence.. buff out well...
still have movement issues ...
loosen the back side hold down clamp a wee tiny itty bitty smaller amount...

wait till you start using really good blades in that thing...
I like my Freuds in mine...

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Congratulations on the new saw Bill nothing like a new saw!
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Congrats . A decent fence is very important to me. Not sure what this gravity thing is

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Other members have praised that saw too Bill. Take the fence off and see if it is dragging on some part of it. Lee Valley has some low friction tape you might be able to fix it with or maybe ehas an adjustment for lifting the tip end which might solve the problem.
Charles I will check it again but I can't seem to find where it is dragging. It is not a huge problem....just not something I expected.
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Paste wax everything - rails, top, slides and fence.. buff out well...
still have movement issues ...
loosen the back side hold down clamp a wee tiny itty bitty smaller amount...

wait till you start using really good blades in that thing...
I like my Freuds in mine...
Stick I will follow your suggestions to include getting a Freud blade. Thanks
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Congrats . A decent fence is very important to me. Not sure what this gravity thing is
Rick I am very constrained by space. I have to drag my tools out and put them away when I am finished working/playing. The gravity thing is a stand which the saw is mounted to and which can be collapsed when I am storing it. Shrinks the footprint a little bit and every little bit counts.
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That's a good news! Congrats and enjoy your new saw.
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The uhpe strips work good. Used and still use paste wax on my cast iron tables. For my cabinet saw, when I built the last fence and guides, I made sure I had a rear rail that I had a guide float on, so both sides of the fence was supported. The problems I had before was guides dropping into the miter slots as they went over them.

My panel saw does not have miter slots... and has an adjustable roller under the rip fence, so that the roller rolls over the table. That fence (with the cast iron "L" frame) is well over 30 pounds, but slides like silk over the table. I thought about adding a roller in a bracket to my cabinet saw's rip fence. But with that new panel saw, I really don't use the Rockwell any more.

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