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PatrickIrish

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559 days ago

I had to pass on the Grizzly Cabinet saw about a month ago, just didnt have the room for it in the garage and parking a car.

Fast forward to Christmas and my Dad gets me a brans new Bosch 4100 with rising base, sooooo stoked!

It know its not a cabinet saw but the stuff my dad’s made and the ability for me to fold it up and bring my car in is great.

I just ordered a Grr Ripper GR200. Havent decided on the 1/8th leg or bridge handles yet.

Crosscut sled, what size would be good for this saw? I’m going to look into the outfeed extension and maybe adding a piece of melamine with matching miter runners.

Thanks
Rc


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Greg

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#1 posted 555 days ago

Love the 4100! That’s my saw! Congrats! You can do almost anything on this saw. I have made some very cool things with this powerful, often overlooked, saw.

My sled is about 24” wide by 20” frt/bck. it has two runners and a T-track along the top of the rear fence for toggle clamps. I also placed several 150grit PSA sandpapers along each side of the kerfline so parts don’t slip. This is as much for safety as for protecting the piece from damage.

As for the outfeed, Bosch sells an outfeed extension kit. It works well, though it is not solid like your melamine idea. I have the left hand side and the outfeed ext. arms and they have served me well, especially when cutting larger pieces of ply.
Have fun with it bud!

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BurtC

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#2 posted 555 days ago

I’ve been using the Bosch 4000 for about 5 years now and it has been a great machine for me.
Rockler makes a miter/crosscut sled for portable saws that is very good in my opinion (wait till it goes on sale). The platform option is waist of money, made my own.
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21487&site=ROCKLER
I also have the extension kit on my saw that works great in combination with the Ridgid FlipTop stand.
Hope this helps and congrats on your new saw.

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DMC1903

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#3 posted 555 days ago

Congrats on the saw!!
I also have the 4100, it’s a great addition to any small workshops
A few weeks ago, I built a crosscut sled from a few scraps.
The base is 3/4 Oak wth Walnut for the front and back rails. The bottom rails were made
of a resin wood, that will not move. I don’t recall the proper name… Sorry
I used the Wood Whisper 5 cut method to get the back rail true
Congrats

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SWIDon

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#4 posted 554 days ago

Great saw I love mine. I built a cross cut sled for mine to cut 10” tall baseboard since my non sliding CMS wouldn’t do it. I think the longest pieces were 14’ long. I just attached extensions to the front an back rails of the sled and attached another piece of ply that I used for the base to the other end of them. It rides on a roller stand. No pics because it is not pretty.

Depending on what your projects are I would get a couple of roller stands for long rips. Most of my projects have been home improvement related so it seems long pieces are the norm (trim, shimming walls, jamb extensions, etc.)

I ended up buying a different miter gage (Incra 1000SE). The miter slots are slightly wider than 3/4” by a few thousandths. I really had to crank on the adjusters to get them snug with the slot. I use the stock one on the band saw and router table.

Good luck with your new tool.

Don

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jimmy meeker

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#5 posted 292 days ago

i have one something like this but i want to add an extending arm for longer cuts do you have any idea’s help please

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