|Forum topic by tsdahc||posted 02-27-2012 05:26 AM||2054 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-27-2012 05:26 AM
I asked for a new table saw for christmas and was gifted a Bosch 4100. Now I did ask for this saw as my previous wood projects all dealt with remodelling and using a crappy plastic craftsman table saw. So upon receiving the saw I set everything up, adjusted what few things I could find needed adjusting threw a new freud blade on and went to town. I now have been using the saw regularly for a month and have started noticing issues such as the table is not flat at all, the fence sometimes will lock down straight other times I have to mess with it. As far as a saw for doing construction work/remodel and cutting sheet goods this thing is a very nice saw, almost fetl as if I should keep it for any future remodel jobs. As far as woodwroking though I feel that the saw may hold me back.
Moving on I want to step up to a cast iron saw and have been interested in the Grizzly Hybrid saw, the G0715P polar bear. I only have 110 in my garage, I have no room in my electrical box for 220 and the quotes I was given for adding a sub panel were close to a grand, so 110 it is. My next concern is size, I am in a one car town house and need to be able to move the saw into the side area so a car can be pulled in.
The main questions I have are
With this saw and a mobile base would it be possible to move the saw up a small ramp? ( my main garage floor is 8 inched below the side storage area, currently I move my planer, DC, MS, TS and Router table but none of those are anywhere near the weight of a cast iron TS)
How tall is the table saw from floor to top of the table? The site says 40” but that seems awful high for table height, I am assuming they are including the height of the fence. If you have a mobile base please let me know what brand and how tall yours is if you can.
Does the fence remove easily from the rails for storage?
All the reviews I have read most seem positive as long as you dont get a defective one, if you have one and want to give me your thoughts on it good or bad please feel free to either post here or PM me.
If anyone has any suggestions on another good saw around the $800 range let me know.
The main reason I am leaning towards the grizzly is I can go to their tent sale and either pick up a new one or hopefully find a scratch and dent one in may.