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Forum topic by longgone posted 03-18-2015 07:41 PM 1370 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2015 07:41 PM

new Bosch table saw

I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone developed another safety technology for table saws.

Bosch needs to design a cabinet saw to effectively get in the marketplace with SawStop.
I’m not sure how many woodworkers use a smaller and portable table saw as compared to a cabinet saw either due to needing it for a jobsite or shop size limitations.

What do you use?


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#1 posted 03-18-2015 07:43 PM

There is a thread going on about that now.

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#2 posted 03-18-2015 07:53 PM



There is a thread going on about that now.

Click here

- dlgWoodWork

I never saw it but I guess there are two now….

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 08:12 PM

I’m somewhat surprised it took so long. Bosch has more engineers than most companies have employees, so I assume this will be typical Bosch quality.

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#4 posted 03-18-2015 09:05 PM

Glad to see so big competition on the safety front, while I will not be buying a new saw, it is nice to
know there is competition for the safety market. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 09:34 PM

Bosch needs to design a cabinet saw to effectively get in the marketplace with SawStop.
I’m not sure how many woodworkers use a smaller and portable table saw as compared to a cabinet saw either due to needing it for a jobsite or shop size limitations.

What do you use?

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 11:30 AM

at our school shop we have 2 Sawstop cabinet saws, one with a standard rip blade and the other (smaller) reserved for Dado cuts.

My home workshop, however, has a Craftsmen jobsite saw because that’s all I can afford right now.

I think you’re right about the cabinet saw. In order for them to effectively compete with Sawstop, they MUST make a cabinet saw with a larger motor and all the bells and whistles.

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#7 posted 03-19-2015 04:11 PM

Nice saw Greg. I have one very similar to it, minus the Saw Stop feature :-). I have had the Bosch 4100 series for several years now and I really like it – it’s accurate and has plenty of power for what I do. I would love a cabinet saw, but my shop size limits me to a smaller size saw, the Bosch is a great step below a good cabinet saw, all of the extras and accuracy, minus the size.

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#8 posted 03-19-2015 06:45 PM



Nice saw Greg. I have one very similar to it, minus the Saw Stop feature :-). I have had the Bosch 4100 series for several years now and I really like it – it s accurate and has plenty of power for what I do. I would love a cabinet saw, but my shop size limits me to a smaller size saw, the Bosch is a great step below a good cabinet saw, all of the extras and accuracy, minus the size.

- cajunpen


The Bosch saw is a great saw Bill. I had one during the time in between Katrina and building my new workshop. They make the best portable saw and the gravity rise stand was so easy to use.

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#9 posted 03-19-2015 07:10 PM

I love bosch stuff but did you see the price?

Bosch Reaxx Table Saw Quick Specs & Info
Includes a 2-shot carriage w/60 second reset time
MSRP: $1499

And that’s for a small jobsite saw. Imagine what they’d want for a contractors or cabinet saw. I think it might be at or higher than the Sawstop.

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#10 posted 03-19-2015 07:22 PM

Bosch Reaxx Table Saw Quick Specs & Info
Includes a 2-shot carriage w/60 second reset time
MSRP: $1499

Base price on a SS contractor is $1599. MSRP of a Bosch 4100 is $1200 yet sells everywhere for around $600. If the MSRP on the Reaxx is $1500, it should hit the streets in the $700-800 range, perhaps a bit more initially until production ramps up. Plus you don’t have the long term costs of having to replace trashed blades if it should fire, which I’m sure is a big plus in the contractor saw market.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: This has been discussed in much greater detail in the other thread: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/86706

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#11 posted 03-20-2015 10:53 PM

I’m speechless.

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