Hi all -
I've just bought a Bosch 4000-09 table saw. While setting the saw up, I
discovered to my surprise that the table isn't completely flat.
The problem is this: when I place a straight rule across the table, parallel to
the blade but about 1" away from it, I find that the rule doesn't sit flat -- it
rocks backward and forward, indicating that the table is higher in the middle
than at the front or back. So, for instance, if I press down on the rule at the
front of the table, it rises about 1mm off the table at the back -- and vice
What's puzzling, however, is that if I try the same procedure, but with the rule
at the edge of the table (i.e., still parallel to the blade, but as far from it
as the table width will allow), the rule lies exactly flat along the table.
I've tried different rules, and even used the back of the rip fence, and in
every case I get the same c. 1mm play in the center of the table.
This morning, I visited Lowes, to look at a display 4000-09. The saw didn't seem
to suffer from the problem -- the table beside the blade is completely flat.
So, I phoned Bosch to discuss the problem. They told me that the saw is intended
for rough cutting, and the 1mm play is within the design tolerances. I'm not
sure whether I should accept this response, or instead return the saw under
Bosch's 30-day return policy.
I'd appreciate input from the forum, especially 4000-09 owners, as to whether
the 1mm play is acceptable, or whether I have a lemon on my hands.