OK, so maybe “pocket-sized” is a stretch, but the new Bosch GTS1031 10″ jobsite table saw looks incredibly compact. Sometimes companies throw around the word “portable” with loose abandon. Case in point: “Portable” Buildings. Sure they’re portable, if you have an 18 wheeler handy. There’s no marketing hyperbole in the Bosch’s use of portable here though. This is one compact and highly portable table saw.
I’m going to grossly oversimplify things here and say that table saws come in two categories: 1) saws you can take places and 2) saws that you never-ever want to move unless someone holds a gun to your head. Even jobsite table saws can be a little unwieldy though, and getting them in and out of a vehicle can be a pain (especially if you’re like half the contractors in Southern California who drive trucks 60 feet off the ground). Don’t even get me started on that.
With the new Bosch GTS1031, you won’t even break a sweat transporting it from truck to site, or, in the case of a DIYer, from garage to wherever you’re working. It’s designed to be carried one-handed (by you, not the Incredible Hulk). The modular blade guard looks like one of the least cumbersome blade guards we’ve seen in while. That means when certain people remove the guard (for transport of course), it actually might stand a chance of getting put back on before use. All the saw goodies store and secure under the saw (with the exception of the optional GTA500 stand, which folds up and can be carried in your other hand).
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The GTS1031 packs a powerful punch to handle a full array of applications. The saw rips up to 18-inch widths and can support up to a 8-inch diameter, 1/2-inch dado stack. With a 4.0 HP max and a 5,000 RPM motor, the GTS1031 can cut through rough lumber, sheet goods, flooring, stair treads, shelving, siding, trim and much more. The all-steel durable base incorporates a nearly indestructible lightweight design and rubber feet give it maximum stability when in use.
The GTS1031 includes a 24T blade, rip fence, smart guard, miter gauge, blade wrenches and L-wrench.