Bosch Gravity-Rise Wheeled Table Saw Stand TS2000
Pro: Setting up and taking down is very easy for one person. Never out of balance. Air filled tires are a nice ride and give it a more secure feeling when moving. Feels very secure when sawing. It's very nice to be able to move the saw so easily, as I am tight on space in must juggle equipment.
Con: Tires - I was surprised when the tires went flat. I didn't know that they are pneumatic because the manual does not mention that AND the valves are in the INSIDE of the tires, and cannot be seen unless you rotate the wheels to a specific position and stick your nose behind the frame. I am going to try reversing the wheels this morning. Tires could be larger for going over rough terrain and navigating stairs. I routinely take it out of the basement shop into the back yard in the summer, and it does not handle the trip well.When the frame is collapsed, part of the frame rests on the ground and is a candidate for getting scraped and rusting. This winter I will clean and paint the abraded area, and install a rubber guard made from bike inner tubes.
November 12, 2012
It has its good points
After 1 year daily use,
Pros; Take down and set up is done in seconds with a turn of the handle. Large air filled tires really do well on rugged terrain and job sites. Sturdy construction has proved its worth. Easy 1 person loading and unloading from a van. No straining. Does well in arctic temperatures and desert heats.
Cons; Positioning of tires on frame of unit does not lend nicely to pulling up stairs. Frame scrapes on stairs.
Barely clears doorways on residential interiors. Due to wider stance. Which is understandable. If it was a 1/4" narrower. This issue would be solved.
Still, well worth the investment. Just needs a little tweaking.
August 8, 2011