Bosch Table Saw


Greetings all!
In the future, I'm planning to purchase a Bosch Table Saw (Model 4000). Does anybody own one of these? If so, would you recommend this product or should I be looking at other manufacturers? I'm a weekend-hobby-serious woodworker, nothing big in production or anything like that. Thanks for all you help in advance.
Mike
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Mike wrote:

That's a job site saw, primarily intended for use on job sites, byt cabinetmakers and carpenters. It has some great features, is lightweight, fairly powerful, doesn't have a whole lot to rust on it, but is limited to the stock fence, period, which has a limited capacity. It is a screamer by virtue of its universal motor.
If you're a serious hobby woodworker, as much as I like Bosch tools, I'd recommend you give some thought to the class of saws known as contractor's saws, or even a hybrid style.
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I'm very happy with my Ridgid TS2400 'job-site' saw. Does what it is supposed to: folds up and gets out of the way or into my van. As a tablesaw...it's small but surprisingly accurate. It lets me cut to the centre of a 4-foot sheet. (For that 8-footer...out comes the circular saw and a long fence.) A bit noisy..but I never turn anything on without my trusty earmuffs.
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I've had one since January. I have the 4009 (same saw, with the fancy folding stand). I have been quite pleased with the saw's performance. Would I prefer to have a contractor saw sitting in the middle of a 20 x 40 shop. Yes; however, I don't have a 20 x 40 shop. Since my workspace is small, I have to have all my tools very portable. Given that limitation the Bosch is a Godsend. That stand is incredibly easy to set up, and the saw has done a good job for me. I have run lots of Baltic Birch plywood through it. Yesterday I ripped a lot of yellow pine 2 x 4s to make poles for the tent I use for my 18th century reenactments -- plenty of power and accuracy.
BTW, unless you have a good miter saw, I would plan on buying an aftermarket miter gauge.
George
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