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  • #484965
    Austin
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    Covington, KY

    Has anyone else ever had problems with the 4100 table saw jambing up and not wanting to crank up and down we have 2 and they both seem to do this. One got so bad that we had to take it in to repair it.

    #484970
    Anonymous
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    Building contractor and I were talking table saws on the job just today. I had asked him how he liked his 4100, and that was the exact same issue he mentioned having. Gives him trouble all the time, and told me to avoid it. He rocks pretty much all Bosch, for corded stuff.

    #484973
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    Besides that I really like the saw. It seems like the saw dust gums it up but I have a vacuum hooked up to it at all times. But today there was no saw dust and it didn’t really want to move.

    #484975
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Turn it over and blast the gears with compressed air…that all it takes to free it up.

    Jon P.
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    #484976
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    and told me to avoid it.

    That’s a load of BS…the 4100 is a great saw aside from the dusty mess it makes.

    Jon P.
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    #484984
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    Blasted it with plenty of compressed air and nothing looks stripped out. It just refuses to move.

    #484985
    madman_us
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    Palm Springs, CA

    Has anyone else ever had problems with the 4100 table saw jambing up and not wanting to crank up and down we have 2 and they both seem to do this. One got so bad that we had to take it in to repair it.

    I dont think its just a problem from a Bosch 4100. It can happen with every saw out there which gears are exposed.
    Even my PCB270TS in the shop does that once in a while.
    It happens when I sometimes don’t use the dust collector / shop vac when running the saw and the dust builds up on the gears.
    Like Jon said, just blow it out.

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    #484990
    Warren6810
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    Akron, OH

    I have not experienced this with the Bosch yet. We are currently having this issue with a very old Dewalt. I think I may have to take it apart a bit, clean it out, lube, it up, etc.

    #484996
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    I figured it can happen to pretty much any table saw and I know how to fix it I just wanted to know if the 4100 is more prone than other saws. It would be nice if there was some kind of rubber acordian boot or something like that protecting the slides and spindle.

    #484998
    cranbrook2
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    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Has anyone else ever had problems with the 4100 table saw jambing up and not wanting to crank up and down we have 2 and they both seem to do this. One got so bad that we had to take it in to repair it.

    I had that problem with a brand new saw ,( not Bosch ) and all I did was lube everything up and it moved smooth as butter afterwards.

    #485048
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    One got so bad that we had to take it in to repair it.

    So what was wrong with it then?

    Jon P.
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    #485072

    and told me to avoid it.

    That’s a load of BS…the 4100 is a great saw aside from the dusty mess it makes.

    I sure love mine. Pretty new, but no issues so far

    #485087

    I always have a vacuum on mine and I did modifications to help reduce under table dust. Cranks up and down fine for me, maybe its the sawdust buildup. I found that the grease from the factory would allow dust to fuzz up the screw and the rods.

    #485147
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    One got so bad that we had to take it in to repair it.

    So what was wrong with it then?

    Couldn’t get it to budge even after cleaning out all the sawdust greasing it and partially taking it apart.

    #485149
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    One got so bad that we had to take it in to repair it.

    So what was wrong with it then?

    Couldn’t get it to budge even after cleaning out all the sawdust greasing it and partially taking it apart.

    Are you saying that the repair shop couldn’t get it working either?

    Jon P.
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    #485153
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    No the repair shop fixed it

    #485160
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    No the repair shop fixed it

    So what was the issue? That’s what I was asking up above!

    Jon P.
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    #485317
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    @jponto07 sorry if I wasn’t clear the table saw just always has a hard time going up and down. I can usually fix it. Just once in the past I couldn’t fix it and we had to send it in. I think then something was stripped out. I just brought this up because yesterday the saw jammed up again. It’s fine now I let dome pb blaster sit on it over night and that did the trick. It just seems like these saws jamb up more than they should. I just was wanting to know if it was more common with the 4100 than other table saws.

    #485332
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    . It just seems like these saws jamb up more than they should. I just was wanting to know if it was more common with the 4100 than other table saws.

    My Dewalt 745 used to get gummed up, but never to the point that wouldn’t move. As for the Bosch, the culprit is the poor dust collection. Many members have modified their saws to help with the dust. If I had to guess, I’d say that those guys aren’t experiencing the sticking gears issues anymore.

    Jon P.
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    #485334
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    It sounds like it was gummed up and someone forced it and stripped the gears. Are you cutting a lot of pine? Maybe the sap is collecting more than a hardwood?

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