The Bosch 4100-10 table is one of the most popular jobsite saws on the market. It is the updated version of the Bosch 4100-09. It is sold in North America, and is similar the GTS 10 XC and GTS 10 J, which are sold in the rest of the world.
Jobsite saw, easy to move around
It comes with a gravity stand, which makes it much easier to move it around on a jobsite. Every accessory that comes with the saw can actually be stored on the saw itself, so the saw is really designed to be transported.
The 4100-10 comes with several useful safety features, including a riving knife, blade guard, and anti-kickback pawls. The pawls are not that often seen on other saws, and are a nice extra touch to prevent kickback.
The blade guard can be removed with a quick release lever, and the riving knife can be lowered below the top of the blade, for storing and for making through cuts.
Fence and extension wing
The fence is has a locking mechanism for both the front and the back, making it more secure than on cheaper table saws. It also has a particular shape that Bosch says guarantees squareness. It’s not as good as DeWalt’s rack and pinion system, but still quite good.
The fence can also be put on the extendable wing, which increases the rip capacity to 30 inches.
Miter gauge is sloppy
The miter gauge is average. It is made from pretty solid materials, but quite barebones, without any fancy features. The main problem with the miter gauge is that it has some play in the miter slot, which you cannot adjust yourself. But there are DIY fixes to solve this. Most people just make a table saw sled for accurate 90 degree cuts.
Blade and cutting height
The 4100-10 takes up to 10 inch diameter blades, and can cut up to 3-1/8 inches high with a 90 degree cut. It can also take dado stacks up to 5/8″ wide.
Tip: You can make your own zero-clearance inserts, but Woodcraft sells some nice ones that you can use for inserts for dado blades, which you can find here.
Differences 4100-10 vs 4100-09
The updated 4100-10 has three minor differences compared the old 4100-09. The middle bit between the two blade guards used to be made of metal, and is now made of nylon to save some weight.
Also, the standard 10″ blade shipped with the saw is now 24 tooth rather than 48 tooth, which is better for ripping. Whether this is actually the case for all saws, we’re not sure, because Bosch doesn’t actually list it in their specs. So there’s a chance you might actually get a different saw blade.
The biggest change is the new gravity rise stand, which is 2 inches shorter than the original. This was done to save some weight and make it easier to transport the saw.