Anyone who has ever heard about Bosch already knows that they never disappoint with their products. They now have a new Bosch table saw GTS1031 which is getting really good reviews among the people who have been using this machine. Let’s find out why this is in this Bosch GTS1031 review.
Before I get into how I personally feel about this product, let us get familiar with it first.
The Bosch GTS1031 table saw only weighs 52lbs making it easy to be carried around. It has a powerful engine with a no-load speed of 5000 RPM and motors of up-to 15amp. It has a square lock rip fence that gives smooth and consistent cuts and a rip capacity of 18 inches. It has onboard storage like every other top model and it’s built around an all steel base.
This GTS1031 Bosch is designed to cut at a right angle as deep as 3-1/8″ at a right angle. It can also cut as deep as 2-1/4″ while at a 45-degree angle. It has a blade guard and anti-kickback pawls that you can attach to the riving knife for safety. This table saw also has a 2″ dust collection port for the sawdust.
The Bosch GTS1031 has very beneficial capabilities. It is so lightweight that it can be carried with one hand. Its powerful motors make it easy for this table saw to cut through even the hardest wood. Its steel base makes it durable especially because it’s prone to hard banging on the floor.
The square lock rip fence delivers smooth and consistent cuts and it does not require adjusting. This is because it moves along both ends of the saw. Its onboard storage property helps you to keep your working space tidy while the dust collection port keeps it clean.
The Bosch GTS table saw comes already assembled and takes up less room in your workshop. Most people have preferred it over the Dewalt motor mount.
According to the yin and yang principle, there’s a negative and positive side to everything. The Bosch table saw GTS1031 is no exception. There have been a number of complaints about this saw which include;
- It is too noisy
- It does not have a soft start and the blades wobble a lot on startup
- The surface coating scratches off easily
- The dado width should be increased to 13/16″
- The blade of the throat plate insert is too thin and breaks easily
- The knob holding the blade wrenches in their compartments breaks easily.
- The lever is too stiff to operate.
From this Bosch GTS1031 review, I can confidently say that this table saw is a great machine to have. Despite its few setbacks, which if you actually put into perspective aren’t as critical to the functionality of this machine. It has many great attributes which in my honest opinion completely outweigh what is missing. However, they say you never know until you try so get yours as soon as possible.