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Forum topic by Hermando posted 06-22-2011 01:01 AM 1694 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hermando

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06-22-2011 01:01 AM

I have a question in regards to combining the Bosch 4100 table saw with the Bosch RA1181 router table. I have the router table which is a very nice unit, I use now on a work table with my Bosch router. I am considering on purchasing the Bosch 4100 over a stationary saw. Does anyone know if combining the router table as a drop in to the fence on the 4100 is possible. What are the dimensions of the TS opening that might fit the router table (27”x18” with adjustable slots for mounting). I have heard where contractors are using this opening for router table drop ins. is there to much weight for the 4100 to be used effectively which damaging the fence rails.

Thanks for any advice.
H


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phiflint

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#1 posted 06-22-2011 01:58 AM

H,

The opening in the 4100 with the table fully extended is 11 1/2” X 21 7/8”. There is a small red rectangular thingy that sticks out into this space. Also it looks like there is about a 1/2” from the table top to the top of the slides.

I hope this makes sense & it helps.

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ahock

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#2 posted 06-22-2011 02:46 AM

a shimmed piece of 1/2 MDF (or MDO) with cross braces would work really well. It’s on my to do list and that’s my plan but haven’t gotten there yet. :)

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 04:40 AM

The 4100 is in the 700 dollar price range. If you plan to take the saw to the job site then it is a fine saw to own. If however you plan to leave it in your shop then at that price it is not a very good saw. Any contractor saw on the market would be better. My neighbor has a 4100 that I have used a few times. My ridgid 3650 which I bought on sale for 400 dollar blew it out of the water. If space is an issue the 4100 does take up a few less square feet then your typical contractor saw… but not by much.

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 05:14 AM

The 4100 is $550 at amazon and lowes so not sure where you get $700. The current ridgid is also $550 so the fact that an obsolete version used to be $400 is irrelevant.

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