DEWALT and Bosch made the best portable table saw in the market. Based on table saw reviews, when compared with the popular 4100-09 unit, the Bosch GTS1031 is one of the best table saws out there because of its compatibility and portability. In general, when the device has to be portable, there will be some sacrifice in terms of specifications in order to make the product compatible. However, as far as Bosch is concerned, they never fail to deliver up to the expectation of the consumers irrespective of how compatible the products are.
The Bosch product is relatively light and compact and if you are physically capable, you could life this saw, which weighs about 52lbs, with one hand. If you thought that its weight and size will make it any less powerful, then you are wrong. The product runs on a powerful 15 amp motor which lies at the core of the unit and you can bank on it a 100% to even rip hardwoods. At right angle, it is designed to cut as deep as 3-1/8 inches and at 45 degree angle, you can cut as deep as 2-1/4 inches. Table saw reviews show that the entire unit rests around an all-steel base that makes the device very durable. In general, power tools are bound to take some serious “banging” and it is useful to know that this device will be able to handle it.
This Bosch model has a Squarelock rip fence like the 4100-09 which travels along the channels on either ends of the saw. This arrangement ensures that you do not have to worry about adjustment as it will deliver a consistent and smooth cut, whenever you use it. The onboard storage is very helpful in holding things that you want. In general a table saw will require a lot of attachments and a storage place will provide plenty of space to hold the essentials. From the rip fence to nail, you will be able to safely put away just about anything when you have onboard storage.
Shelving, lumber, flooring, hardwoods, plywood and other such materials of medium-large sheets are suitable to be used in the GTS1031 which has a rip capacity of 18 inches. The powerful engine that controls the device has a no speed of 5000 rpm, which makes it powerful enough to cut through all these products. Bosch is responsible for the rip fence design and is also capable of maintaining the ideal square alignment without any adjustments. In order to adjust the fence to the desired height, all you have to do is life the lever and place the fence in the position required. The lever should then be locked in that position. If you find the lever used to be too stiff for your operation, you could always loosen it to suit your need. However, doing so, you might have to settle for a less than perfect fence alignment which will become a bigger problem to address than the stiffness of the lever.