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Rolling Stand for Bosch 4100

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Project by NiteWalker posted 03-31-2013 02:27 AM 1901 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since things didn’t pan out for me with getting a sawstop this year (next year for sure), I decided to sell my contractor saw and get the bosch 4100. CPO had it refurbed for $399 with free shipping so I grabbed it. It didn’t come with a stand though, so I had to spend a couple of days building this one.

I sized it based on the saw’s base dimension, and made it so with the casters, the height is 35”, the same as my old saw. It’s built out of columbia purebond maple plywood (I love that stuff) and baltic birch scraps. No fancy construction, just plain butt joints and mcfeely’s square drive screws. No glue. The two dividers are there mainly for stiffening the case.

I originally was planning on using a 5 gallon bucket to catch dust, but once it was assembled, I figured I’d build a drawer for the dust instead since I still had the scraps.

The casters I used are great. They’re cheap and lock securely. I went for 4 swivel/locking instead of two swivel and two fixed. I like being able to roll things around without restriction. They worked perfectly for this project. I’m buying more for a roll around project cart to put work pieces as I cut them on the saw since the saw table is smaller than a full size saw.

This was a fun project that serves it’s purpose well.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.





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Woodstock

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 02:53 AM

Nice stand. And you will like the Bosch 4100. I have been very happy with my refurbished 4100 for 3+ years. I just wish I could find a quality micro-adjust Biesemeyer – style fence to fit mine.

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 02:56 AM

Thanks.
Yeah it’s great. I don’t miss my contractor saw at all.
It will hold me over until I get my sawstop just fine.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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BentheViking

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 09:00 PM

I have a PC saw that looks similar to your bosch. I want to make a cart similar to this, but think I’d like to add a bit of an extention table to the back and left side, just not sure how. Did you think about doing these at all?

And I second Daves comment about getting an upgraded fence for my little saw

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 11:17 PM

I thought about it, it would definitely be welcome. I’m still getting adjusted to the smaller table.

When I built the stand though, I just used what I had on hand. Plus, since I’m getting a cabinet saw either by the end of the year or early next, I didn’t want to invest too much into this stand. I do plan on building a couple rolling stands for the back and side that are the same height as the table saw.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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violaine

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 09:11 PM

i threw away the stand that my 4100 came with..and instead built a stand much like yours but i didnt make the dust bin underneath. what i did is simply make a pullout tray out of 1/4” plywood and a thin wooden handle at the front..with this design, the saw is making a lot of dusts coming out from the insert perhaps due to the turbulence the blade is making (even though the blade has a shroud)..i am planning to build another table with a better design and complete with a big drawer for dust. i hope i can build it this May and will post it here.

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 04-06-2013 05:20 AM

Instead of the dust drawer, you’re probably better off with just a vac hose connected to the back. Most of the dust comes out the back or the front where the blade elevation wheel is.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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