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  • Ridgid TS2400LS vs. Bosch

    I heard that HD was clearing out their inventory of Bosch 4100s so I stopped by a store in Lemon Grove, CA this morning to check it out. True, but they only had them marked down from $629 to $599, not much of a clearance. After taking a closer look at the two saws side by side I understand why HD is eliminating the Bosch. The Ridgid and Bosch seem so close in features that it's hard to justify the $150 price difference. Or am I missing something? Both have about the same size top, t-slots, folding stands, etc. Granted the blade guard assembly seems nice on the Bosch but is that feature alone worth the price difference. On the plus side for the Ridgid I like the lower profile when folded, fence, longer warranty and off course, the price. Again, am I missing anything?

    BTW, this same store had the Ridgid battery powered kit of 8 mentioned in another thread here. They had about 6 of the them left as of this morning.
    Last edited by beeser; 01-25-2008, 01:35 PM.

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    Re: Ridgid TS2400LS vs. Bosch

    Many different Ridgid saws have had quality issues. Most like the table saws though. In many people's opinion, if you are going with any kind of saw (mitre, table, band), if you go with Bosch, they're worth their weight in gold.

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      Re: Ridgid TS2400LS vs. Bosch

      Put another way. Here are the pros and cons of each saw as I see it.

      Bosch 4100

      Pros
      Good reviews and reputation
      Nice blade guard, anti-kickback pawls and rifing blade
      Nice stand that's simple to operate
      Blade and attachments don't require a tool to change

      Cons
      Premium price
      Sticks out about 6" more when folded upright
      Lesser warranty

      Ridgid TS2400LS

      Pros
      Good reviews and reputation
      Nice stand
      Better warranty
      Price is at least $150 less
      Fence seems more substantial than the Bosch

      Cons
      Stand is not as easy to operate
      Doesn't seem to be put together as well as the Bosch
      Blade guard is not nearly as nice as the Bosch

      Anyone care to add anything?

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        Re: Ridgid TS2400LS vs. Bosch

        I posted a comparison a while back. Take a look.

        http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...4928#post74928

        I have never regretted buying my TS2400.
        I have it a my son's house now helping him remodel
        a fixer upper he just bought. just rolled it in and the saw dust is flying!
        Last edited by Davet; 01-25-2008, 08:56 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid TS2400LS vs. Bosch

          Originally posted by Davet View Post
          I posted a comparison a while back. Take a look.

          http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...4928#post74928

          I have never regretted buying my TS2400.
          I have it a my son's house now helping him remodel
          a fixer upper he just bought. just rolled it in and the saw dust is flying!
          Thanks Davet! The General 50-090K looks very interesting.

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