Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw Review
Over the years, the Bosch 4100-09 built itself a solid reputation as being an excellent jobsite table saw. It has a riser stand for convenience, a powerful 12-Amp motor and a large and flat cast aluminum table top. If you are looking for a quality table saw, this is a good model to consider. But what are its features and is it worth the money? Let’s find out!
Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw Review
#1. Technical Features
The blade is one of the most exciting features of the Bosch 4100-09. It is a 10-inch carbide tape blade with an impressive 40-tooth design. Since it has so many blade teeth, it can cut into material very accurately. It also delivers a smooth and professional finish. When used on material like plywood, it will not cause splinters which are generally a problem with other table saws.
Best, the bevel angle is a very versatile between -2 degrees up to 47-degrees. This is one of the most versatile angles we have seen in a table saw. It is certainly superior to the popular DeWalt DWE7491RS which competes with it neck to neck in this price range.
As for the depth of cut, this unit can perform 2-1/2 inches at 45 degrees and 3-1/8 inches at 90 degrees. This is a very common bevel angle used by most carpenters every day and the depth of cut is big enough to work with almost any commercial materials, including Maple wood, plywood, and 2 x 8 planks.
Motor & Speed
The 15-Amp inductive motor in this table saw delivers an impressive 4 HP of power to the blades. This is quite powerful and a good sign, since with such power, the device is able to cut through even the hardest wood nodes without stalling or choking.
Additionally, this motor allows the blades to perform a no-load speed of 3,650 RPM. It is not the fastest speed we have seen, and models like the DeWalt DWE7491RS have a much faster blade rate. However, it is still sufficient enough for most people and even if it is a little bit slower than other popular models, it still manages to deliver a professional finish cut.
There is no dust blower system in this table saw. However, there is a dust port which allows the user to connect directly to a dust extraction system. In our opinion, the dust collection system in this model is not the best, as there is always a fair bit of dust that will accumulate on the table saw after some heavy use. Nothing big, but it is still a noteworthy point.
This unit comes with a transparent blade guard that will help protect your hands from the spinning blades. Additionally, all important functions like the power switch are located at the front for easy access. The power switch cannot be locked with a key as with other models like the DeWalt DWE7491RS or even DeWalt DWE7480. However, if used in a professional setting and not in a home workshop, this is not a big concern.
#2. Other Features
- T-Fence: The fence in this model can quickly and easily be adjusted and locked in position. It uses an auxiliary slot system to lock the fence in position. This is not as good as a rack and pinion system, but it gets the job done. Additionally, the fence is not made from metal but from a solid plastic which is not as heavy-duty as other models.
- Riving Knife: The inbuilt riving knife helps guide stock on the blade for more control and accuracy.
- Gravity-Rise Stand: unlike other models where you may need to screw or unscrew to make height adjustment, the stand this model uses a gravity rise system that allows you to quickly and easily lower or raise.
Out of the box, you get a very basic set of accessories which includes the table saw, a 10-inch 40-tooth carbide blade, a miter gauge, a blade guard and a push stick. Not much, it still enough to get started immediately.
The price is not the best attribute of this table saw. It is on the expensive side. Taking into account that there are cheaper models with a superior build construction like the DeWalt DWE7491RS, we think that this unit is not value for money. However, if you can afford it, it still offers plenty of power and functionalities that will pay for itself over and over again.
#5. Expert Reviews
YouTube channel WorkshopAddict made an excellent review of the Bosch 4100-09. This start by showing us the various features of this model, including the tabletop and the gravity rise stand. The note that the fence is not the best as it is made of plastic, but in general it feels like a heavy-duty table saw. However, they do one to be careful about the fence, especially when removing it from the table saw.
Additionally, they give us a hands-on demonstration of this table saw by cutting a place of stock. We can see just how easy this table saw can cut through material and just how stable it is while doing so.
All in all, the guys at WorkshopAddict recommend this table saw despite it has a few cons here and there. They think that it is a solid jobsite table saw that is very easy to use.
- Powerful 15-Amp motor that can cut anything with ease.
- Gravity rise stand is stable and easy to adjust.
- Very versatile bevel angles of -2 to 47-degrees.
- 40-tooth blade for a smooth, efficient, and professional cut.
- A little bit on the heavy side. Cannot be easily lifted.
- Expensive. It could have been more affordable.
- Small rip capacity of 25 inches for the price. Cannot work with very large stock.
Who Should Buy?
We can safely recommend the Bosch 4100-09 as a jobsite table saw. If you need to carry your table saw to the job, it is an excellent model to consider. Sure, it is a little bit on the expensive side and the fence quality could have been better, but in general, it definitely gets the job done and delivers a professional cut in any material. Highly recommended!
Last Updated on January 18, 2019 by Tom Bradly