DeWalt DWE7491RS vs Bosch 4100-09/10: Which one is better?

While this article is about DeWalt DWE7491RS vs Bosch 4100-09 (and 10), I will say that either of these table saw’s will see you proud.

I recently wrote an article where both of these saws shone when it came to fine woodworking.

If you’re in a hurry then the DeWalt DWE7491RS is my stand out choice, a table saw you won’t regret purchasing.

DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw, 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity (DWE7491RS)

If however you have the time, then read on and see how these table saws stand up against each other.

I’ve been there, looking to purchase a table saw, narrowing the list of potential options down and being stuck with a select few, not knowing which would suit me best.

Hopefully this article will help you decide which one of these two table saw’s works best for you.

DeWaltBosch
Mitre gauge55
Rip fence44
Saw blade54
Rolling stand55
Safety features54
Dust control54
Horsepower45
Rip capacity54
Dado stack55
Value for money54
Motor performance55
Mobility45
57/6054/60
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Miter gauge

A miter gauge is a unit that holds workpieces at an angle so that you can make accurate angled cuts on the workpieces you are working on. A miter gauge has a calibrated protractor to ensure precise angular cuts.”

I find that both the Bosch and DeWalt a bit lacking when it comes to mitre gauges well specifically they both lack a T-track system which would allow you to make really wide crosscuts.

But the DeWalts mitre gauge features a locking mechanism with 27 degrees positive stops. The cutting angle can be changed between 0 degrees to 45 degrees.

To make cross cuts simply set the angle on the mitre gauge and slide your workpiece through the blade.

Bosch’s system is very similar. So they both come out equally in this category.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

5

Rip Fence

The rip fence is a structure that runs parallel to your table saw’s blade. The fence keeps the wood pieces you are working on in parallel alignment so that you can make clean, accurate rip cuts. It’s incredibly important!”

The DeWalt features a well-tuned rack and pinion fence system. This allows you to easily setup and adjust your fence for accurate cuts.

Your rips will be spot on with this system.

The Bosch 4100 features a square lock rip fence system. You can easily adjust and then lock the fences are in place so that it’s parallel to your mitre gauge slot.

Bosch Power Tools 4100-10 Tablesaw - 10 inch Jobsite Table Saw with 25 Inch Cutting Capacity and Portable Folding Stand

While I prefer the rack and pinion system of the DeWalt there is a flaw in that the fence accumulates dust and if you don’t keep on top of it your cuts won’t stay true.

Because of this they both end up being equal.

DeWalt

4

Bosch

4

Saw Blade

The blade designed with a varying number of teeth on each saw. There are four classes of saw blade designed, which include the flattop grind design, alternate top bevel blades, triple-chip grind (TCG), and combination (ATB) blade design.”

The Bosch 4100 comes with a 10-inch ATB blade with a 24 tooth pattern.

This blade is excellent for ripping boards, it’ll chew through plywood, hardboard, melamine, mdf and particle board. It’s a cracking blade.

The DeWalt comes with a 10-inch carbide tipped 24 tooth blade and like the Bosch it’ll chew through anything you throw at it. But… This blade is set in such a way that it will allow a 13/16-inch dado. This blade is ideal for both small-scale DIY projects as well as for professional woodwork endeavors.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

4

Rolling stand

A rolling stand is the base structure that supports your tabletop. The stands have wheels that make the job site saw mobile to move from one working location to another.”

Both saws offer fantastic rolling stands.

Bosch Power Tools 4100-10 Tablesaw - 10 inch Jobsite Table Saw with 25 Inch Cutting Capacity and Portable Folding Stand

The Bosch gravity rise system is amazing, but then it’s not miles better than the DeWalt system. But then the DeWalt has amazing treaded wheels, meaning it’ll handle any environment you through at it.

I personally couldn’t pick one above the other. As such they are both equal in this category

DeWalt

5

Bosch

5

Saw’s Safety Features

The number one consideration when purchasing for any cutting tool is your safety and that of your crew. Different jobsite table saws use different safety mechanisms.

Modern-day tables are equipped with systems that prevent kickback and safeguard you from the fast-moving blade and flying wood chippings from reaching and hurting you.”

Bosch Power Tools 4100-10 Tablesaw - 10 inch Jobsite Table Saw with 25 Inch Cutting Capacity and Portable Folding Stand

Bosch has it’s unit Smart Guard System that incorporates anti-kickback pawls and a riving knife.

The DeWalt offers something very similar but also comes with a push stick..

So safety wise they are very similar, I would say the inclusion of the push stick just tips this table saw ahead.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

4

Dust control

That spinning blade scatters the sawdust all over the working surface making it untidy and unsafe. This dust can impede visibility and even build up causing your cuts to lose their accuracy”

The DeWalt DWE7491RS is equipped with two dust ports, a 2.58 inch and a 1.5 inch port close to the blade guard assembly.

These two ports are designed so that you can easily equip your vacuum dust collection system, allowing easy removal of sawdust.

The Bosch has a 2 inch dust port placed underneath the aluminum table.

Both offer fantastic dust collection systems but the DeWalts dual port system gives it the edge.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

4

Horsepower

Horsepower is the power the saw develops from the motor. A job site table saw that draws 2 hp of power develops sufficient power to rip through materials that are 2 inches thick.”

This may surprise you but the Bosch wins this one hands down.

The bosch 4100 09/10 motor generates ~4HP (horse power). This translates into an incredible amount of cutting force.

The DeWalt DWE7491RS however only generates ~2HP so while it’ll do a good job, it cannot touch the Bosch which generates ~2x the horse power.

DeWalt

4

Bosch

5

Rip Capacity

Rip capacity defines how wide and deep a table saw can cut, the more the better I would say, but that depends on your needs.

DEWALT 10-Inch Table Saw, 32-1/2-Inch Rip Capacity (DWE7491RS)

The DeWalt has a rip capacity of 32.5 inches while the Bosch only has a rip capacity of 25 inches, you can extend both of these using infeed/outfeed tables.

They both have the same cutting depth capacity for 90 degree and 45 degree angles. These being 3 ⅛ inches at 90 degrees and 2 ½ inches at 45 degrees.

The width of the rip capacity pushes the DeWalt DWE7491RS ahead of the Bosch.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

4

Dado stack

A dado stack allows you to stack multiple blades together to create dados in workpieces, while not having the ability to use a dado stack isn’t the end of the work as you can use a crosscut sled and multiple passes, a dado stack makes the task incredibly easy

Both table saws allow a dado stack via a dado insert with both supporting a max dado size of 13/16 inches.

The dado inserts you will need are  DeWalt dado throat plate and for the Bosch you’ll need it’s dado insert

Both come out equally in this category.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

5

Value for money

It would be foolish to spend more money than you need on a tool. That’s not to say purchase the cheapest, it’s to say get the tool that offers all the options you need, which does include quality

Both are excellent value for money in my opinion, they are at different ends of the price spectrum.

So if you are looking for a table saw on the cheaper side then the Bosch is for you.

But for build quality and longevity for me it’s the DeWalt… I like Bosch but when it comes to value for money the DeWalt wins it for me.

DeWalt

5

Bosch

4

Motor Performance

The motor rating determines the speed at which the blade rotates and how easy it can rip through wood. The power of the motor affects the cutting force of a saw’s blade as well as the energy that the saw consumes when in operation.”

Both of these table saws boast 15 amp motors.

So performance wise they are very similar and because of that they both offer same versatility. Regardless of which one you use in your workshop or jobsite you’ll get a similar experience in terms of performance

DeWalt

5

Bosch

5

Mobility

When you are working on a job site, you want your table saw to be highly mobile, there’s nothing worse than wasting time starting and ending day trying to find your table saw through doors and onto your truck

I was torn in this category, both offer systems to ensure that the table saw can be moved around with ease.

In fact when it comes to the mobility carts they both are fantastic and rate equally. But that said.. The Bosch 4100 wins this round… why?

Weight… The 4100 comes in at ~60 pounds, while the Dewalt is almost 50 percent heavier at ~90 pounds.

While I don’t expect you’ll spend your time lifting these table saws, there will be times when you need to get them through doorways or on and off your truck and that extra ~30 pounds is really going to show it’s weight.

DeWalt

4

Bosch

5

Conclusion

As you can see the DeWalt DWE7491RS came out on top it’s a fantastic table saw which you won’t regret buying. The same could be said for the Bosch 4100 whether you get the 09 or 10 version.

In my tests the dewalt just edged ahead of the Bosch, but they are both amazing tools and either will do you proud.

DeWalt DWE7491RS vs Bosch 4100-09/10: Which one is better?

Last update on 2019-07-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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