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Bosch GTS1031 Jobsite Table Saw Review Roundup

Bosch GTS1031Judging by the customer reviews of the Bosch GTS1031 table saw, it seems this model is a bit hit and miss with users so far. Bosch designed the Bosch GTS1031 with portability in mind while not sacrificing performance and precision and so we take a look below to see if they achieved this. Firstly though, let’s check some basic specs for the Bosch GTS1031.

This jobsite table saw offers a balanced one-handed carry handle in a compact design for ease of transport. The unit can be stored on its side also to save space and comes with a steel base for durability. It has a self-aligning, square lock rip fence, expanding table top, 18 inch rip capacity and smart guard. Everything you would probably expect from the Bosch brand. So how did it stack up with the customers that bought it? Keep reading to find out.

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Bosch GTS1031

The GTS1031 only had 8 user reviews at the time of writing and the scores were a mixed bag. From those 8 reviewers 2 gave a 5 star rating, 4 awarded 4 stars and 2 people gave only 1 star. No 2 or 3 stars were awarded. This gave the Bosch table saw an overall rating of 3.5 stars from 5. Certainly not the best, but not the worst either.

Reading through the review comments it seems the strong points of the Bosch GTS1031 are its precision in cutting and the storage area underneath the unit.

“The alignments are right on the money and I absolutely love how all the accessories store underneath the saw…”

“Great power- provides nice clean cuts…”

“The saw cut beautifully. I used three difference kinds of wood, ripped them, resawed them, even did a little rabbet and the blade cut true and easy. It left no burn marks and did a good job…”

The ease of use also came into some praise:

“Easily assembled – It took about 15 minutes to put together…”

“Versatile and portable. Can be easily carried and transported…”

However not all comments were positive such as the person below that was not too impressed with the miter gauge:

“It doesn’t come with the best miter gauge but, then again, what saw in this price range “does” come with a decent miter gauge?”

While most reviewers agree that the Bosch GTS1031 has a great design, not all agreed that the quality of build was up to scratch…

“The quality of manufacturing and assembly is far short of “adequate”…”

“First off the saw is below par on quality…”

“I expected it to be built and feel much more sturdy than it is…”

“Right out the box the cable holder/metal tabs were bent…”

Judging by the even number of positives and negative points coming from the reviews as we write this, it is probably hard to recommend the Bosch GTS1031 table saw over some other models in its price range such as the Bosch 4100-09 or DEWALT DW744XRS. However due to the low number of reviewers currently for this product we will check back in the future to see if this changes but the low number of reviews could be telling enough that the Bosch GTS1031 is one table saw to avoid.

Customer Rating:

3.5 out of 5 starsClick here to see the current rating or to save 54% on the Bosch GTS1031…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Bosch GTS1031 jobsite table saw - Source]

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Bosch 4100DG-09 Worksite Table Saw with Digital Rip Fence Review Roundup

Bosch 4100DG-09The Bosch 4100DG-09 is of course the bigger brother of the Bosch 4100-09 that we reviewed earlier. There are a few differences between the models with this “DG” model having a few extra features – namely the digital rip fence.

What we are aiming to find out is if this newer Bosch table saw is worth buying over the Bosch 4100-09 or if it’s just a cash-in and a premium price for a few extra bells and whistles (click the link below for product specs). Keep reading below for our review roundup to see what actual customer think of their Bosch 4100DG-09 table saw.

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Bosch 4100DG-09 Table Saw

We should point out that the original model – the Bosch 4100-09 – scored 4.4 from a 5 star rating. You can see the review here. The Bosch 4100DG-09 in comparison has scored an overall satisfaction rating from the reviewers of 4.5 from 5 stars. So while that’s only an increase of one tick over the 4100-09, it’s still an improvement and every little helps, right?

At the time of writing this the Bosch 4100DG-09 had a total of 27 reviewers scoring the 4.4 star rating. Of those 19 rated the Bosch 4100DG-09 power tool the full 5 stars and 4 users rated 4 stars. That’s a satisfaction rating of 85%. The other stars were made up of 3 people awarding 3 stars and one person giving 1 star. No 1 star rating was given at all for the Bosch 4100DG-09.

Just like the Bosch 4100-09 model, customers were very happy with the overall quality, precision and value of the Bosch 4100DG-09. Bosch are well known for producing good power tools and it seems the 4100DG-09 is no exception…

“An excellent product…”

“One heck of a saw. Everything is thought out. Everything is right there where you need it…”

“This saw is the cat’s pyjamas. I love it…”

“I currently own 3 portable table saws. One Makita, one Ridgid and the Bosch. This is by FAR the best portable saw I have ever used…”

Other than just general praise, users agreed that the main parts of the table saw worked very well as you would expect:

“The fence is true and the adjustable height blade ensures that there will be minimum tear-outs…”

“The best feature has to be the gravity-rise stand – talk about ingenious!”

“Easy to use, easy to move, cuts like a dream. I really like the rip fence and digital readout…”

As we said above there were not many negative reviews of the 4100DG-09 but what did the people that rated the 3 star average have to say? Why not full marks like the rest?

Well the Bosch lost a couple of points from a couple of users due to the price and the added digital fence. Some were not sure that the extra price was worth the upgrade from the Bosch 4100-09…

“Good saw questionable digital fence…”

“Nice unit but overpriced…”

“I have been quite happy with the saw, but I question the value of the digital rip fence, especially at a $100 premium…”

As the 85% customer rating above suggests, the majority of users are overly satisfied with their purchase of the Bosch 4100-09 table saw and as you can see from their reviews it seems a good choice for precision work as well as heavy duty cutting jobs. Factors such as the gravity stand, portability, value and precision all rated highly. Judging by the slightly higher rating and extra features, these make the 4100DG-09 model a worthy purchase over the 4100-09.

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Is the Bosch 4100DG-09 worth the premium over the 4100-09 model?

Customer Rating:

4.5 out of 5 starsSee the most recent reviews, rating and 51% discount here for the Bosch 4100DG-09…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Bosch 4100DG-09 and were correct at time of publishing - Source]

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Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw Review Roundup – 10-Inch with Gravity Rise Stand

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Powerful & compact...

In the trade, the name ‘Bosch’ is a brand well recognized and trusted. For good reason too. Bosch products have long been a favorite for builders, carpenters, DIY enthusiasts and all other tradesmen and this is thanks to both the general quality and precision of their tools. Luckily the Bosch 4100-09 is no different and is regarded as one of the best table saws currently available.

This could explain also why it is one of the best-selling so below we see exactly what customers of the Bosch 4100-09 really think of it.


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Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw

There has been 214 Bosch 4100-09 reviews from real users at the time of writing this and the table saw scored a very respectable 4.4 out of 5 stars rating.

140 people awarded the full 5 star rating to the Bosch 4100-09 and 47 gave the 4 star rating, that’s 87.3% of people awarding 4 stars and above, not bad!

Overall users of the Bosch 4100-09 praised the table saw’s inclusion of the gravity rise stand, the good price and precision of wood cuts as among the favorite features. Here are some typical comments from user reviews:

“Exceptional Table Saw…”

“Bosch knocks one out of the ballpark…”

“The best on the market…”

“If you want a good basic table saw that will stow away easily, I don’t think there is anything out there that comes close. I love it!”

“If you think you’ll own a home for decades invest in this tool!”

I think you get the idea. Of course the above only come from reviews of people that rated the Bosch 4100-09 5 stars and although this is the majority rating, what did the people say that had gripes with Bosch’s table saw? Well it seems one of the most common complaints for marking the Bosch 4100-09 down is the quality of the blade that comes with it…

“The included blade is of mediocre quality (though that’s to be expected from stock blades these days)…”

“The included blade is alright for ripping, but most people will want to install an upgraded combination blade…”

As well as the blade, a few people were surprised that they did not receive a user manual…

“I was surprised that I did not receive manuals – I retrieved electronic versions from Bosch…”

A few of the others that rated the Bosch gave overall impressions like:

“Good for what it was designed for…”

“This is a very nice table saw, and has the best stand in the business – I’d actually give it 3 1/2 stars if I could…”

As you can see 3 star ratings did not necessarily result in negativity, more like they came from more conservative reviewers.

Overall the Bosch 4100-09 table saw scored one of the highest overall ratings for any current table saw on the market. The fact that 214 people had taken time to review the product speaks for itself, especially considering the 87% satisfaction rating.

Bosch 4100-09 users were generally satisfied with the quality, size, precision and price and this reflected in their reviews.

Customer Rating:

4.4 out of 5 starsSee up-to-date rating, user reviews and $705 discount here…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Bosch 4100-09 worksite table saw with gravity stand - Source]

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