Great compact table saw
Bought the GTS1031 because of its size and portability. Overall I am pleased with its performance. It can make all of the cuts I need, and since I don't have a lot of space in my garage it is ideal. It is a bit noisy as others have stated, but not really a big concern. Would definitely recommend this saw.
May 17, 2013
job site ready, setups easily, dust extraction connection
Purchased this this saw to replace a dying Makita 2703 table saw. The GTS1031 comes pre assembled and ready to go. All critical alignments with the fence are within acceptable tolerance for the do it yourself class. I took the time to adjust the riving knife, fence, 90 degree setting and 45 Degree stops. After that I cut through laminated particle board with the supplied rip blade and found clean results. Let me say I was impressed. I did install a new 60 tooth Freud and made an adapter to connect to a Rigid Vac along with buying the zero clearance insert. Cuts with a vacuum are almost dustless. Great for installations where dust control are needed. Easy to set up with optional stand, moderate strength to carry from truck to site. onboard miter gauge too inaccurate for precision cuts. Really needs the soft start on motor, blades wobble 1/8 or more on start up. surface coating scratches easily. overall well though out. Much better that the Dewalt for smooth cuts in thick stock, Dewalt motor mount allows lift and vibration on blade, Bosch doesn't. Cuts 18" wide. Riving knife is a great asset for thicker stock. Very safe saw to operate, stand is sturdy on long cuts for 1 man operation. out feed rollers a must on 4x8 sheet goods.
would buy this saw for my grandmother
October 6, 2012
Bosch GTS1031 portable table saw
Great machine w/ only fall back that we have encountered, which is the max. width is 1/2" wide dado instead of 13/16" width like on most table saws.
I would give this saw a 4 star rating
August 24, 2012
Nice upgrade from a Ryobi
We had been using a Ryobi for the last couple of years, and needed to be replaced, so i purchased this saw and am glad that i did. It is preforming well and with the detachable stand, it stores beautifully in the work van.
July 8, 2012