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Posted on Considering a Bosch 4100-09 or Ridgid TS3650. Thoughts/alternatives?

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 02:41 PM

I had the 4100 – a great MOBILE saw. I loved the fence on it, and had 0 issues with the miter slot (used an Incra after market miter gauge), but a few things I did NOT like about it:

1. noise (universal motor)
2. precision – on mine, the cast aluminum table top was not flat – the left of the blade and the right of the blade could not be made 90 to the blade at the same time
3. size (small table top)

going from a PM2000 you would have to understand the differences between a cabinet saw use and a mobile saw use as to not be disappointed real quick. but if space is an issue- this would be a good alternative if you are prepared to deal with it’s short comings.

that said, the TS3650 would be a more precise and stout saw, but since you stated that you are limited in space – and this saw would actually take more real-estate than most hybrid/cabinet saws (with 30” fences) so I would look at one of those instead.

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