35 Comments

  1. 1959ticktock on March 19, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    I’ve got a very different saw Matt, but it has almost the same problems with the insert plate. I started off with some 6mm beech ply, cut it to shape, and took the outside down until it was the same thickness as the original insert. Then I cut a piece of hardwood about 20mm thick the shape inside the thin rim, and stuck this onto the ply. I made sure it fitted snugly (warning, this bit takes a lot of time) and then raised the spinning blade through it. I have marvelled at my zero-insert plate ever since. And because the hardwood (oak) bit is heavy it needs no holding down.



  2. Bill Carroll on March 19, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Great non review, mate πŸ‘ πŸ˜‰
    A new snug fitting mitre gauge is easy enough to make, but that plate being thin is a bummer. Couldn’t you make it thicker, but rout out the outer edge where it seats over the screw holes to be thinner and fit properly? Just a though.



  3. Bisch Basch Bosch on March 19, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Now, as any visitor to my channel would know (shameless!), I’m a serial Bosch PT hacker. Unfortunately I no longer have my GTS 10 but always felt it’s mitre gauge/slot was ripe for a hack. Most quality after market gauges have 19mm wide bars. The Bosch has a t-slot, 19mm at the bottom, 16 at the top. The top being aluminium it’s feasible to mill 1.5mm from each side of the slot with a router. This would allow you to get a Kreg gauge or some such. You could also try fitting eccentric bushing to your existing Bosch bar. I’ve seen both done (there’s even a vid of a guy milling the slot on an iron top with his router – in very small increments of course) and think either would make a good project vid tbh.



  4. bricofast on March 19, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Germany tools the best quality.



  5. Hussein Hashim on March 19, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the informations brother ,, peace ✌️



  6. Alan Wells on March 19, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    I have the same saw bought at PriceSmart branded "King". It’s okay but it sure won’t cut 4" oak. Maybe really slow…



  7. Guytari on March 19, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Definitely helpful badger!



  8. Sumo's Projects on March 19, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Good review mate, you’d think in today’s day & age all Table saws would be spot on hey πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘



  9. Ether 84 on March 19, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Nice idea new friend here subbed and liked stay conceted πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘



  10. Oli bastelt on March 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Hiho, i’m very fresh with the GTS 10J but building an Zero Clearance Insert Plate is a job for 30 minutes. Use 3mm MDF and 4mm Plywood for the noses at the end. An clever addition into glue some stripes under the inner for better stable.
    Alternative use 3mm Plexiglass as base.



  11. Darvaish on March 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    does it cut nice through hard wood with maximum rip capacity? your comment will help. thanks



  12. Dreaming Big on March 19, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Do you know which models i can use with dado blade?



  13. Michael Evans on March 19, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Bit of tape on the mitre gauge makes a tighter fit.



  14. Sabi Csepregi on March 19, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Helpful, thanks



  15. quietudinal on March 19, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    The T-slot problem on GTS-10. (Copied from a reply to Richard NZ below and for general interest of others who like me wonder why Bosch designed a non-standard slot in their table saw deck casting).
    The T-slot track opening is 16.42mm wide at the throat. The throat lugs are 3mm thick. The internal track width is 21.1mm so far too sloppy for any standard 3/4 inch track runner accessory even if you did mill the throat away so it was a trough rather than a T-slot. (Note the bottom of the T-slot is also profiled with ledges on the base of the T slot so depth at throat is 0.9mm greater than depth under lugs). The runner under the OEM angle gauge supplied with saw is a T shape with 20.0mm wide bottom section 6.94mm thick and top section 16.04mm wide and mm edges. One solution is a sled with hardwood runner. I use a waxed oak strip about 16.2mm wide and 7.0mm deep. No significant dimensional change evident in runner strip within the climatic variation evident in my garage in 5-30 deg C temperature range and relative humidity range 54-78% through summer into winter. An option I have yet to develop is using a 20mm wide metal strip 5mm thick running in the running in the T-slot with a metal "packer" strip say 15mm wide 3mm thick screwed on to the runner fill the gap caused by the 1.4 mm wide throat of the T-slot. Little tolerance for rough handling by accidental bending of Al strip so hardwood may be quickest solution.
    Hope this assists others



  16. Michael Rawson on March 19, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Well that’s a refreshing change! Avoid the specs and straight into good and bad bits, with an explanation of how you use it. Well thought out video – great review!



  17. Darvaish on March 19, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Hi i was wondering does it take a dado stack? i read some where that it cant. please help guide. thanks



  18. KeepLearning on March 19, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    I have one… same problem with the miter gauge/slot



  19. Justin Treacy on March 19, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Matt – I like the video. I was curious to know what after market fence you use is? I see from other reviews that play with the original fence can be an issue, and I was wondering if your fence eliminates this? Thanks



  20. James Pendle on March 19, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Loved everything about this saw except the utterly useless fence. Changed to DeWalt dw745 for the amazing fence but I do miss the soft start quieter motor and that higher level of refinement on the bosch



  21. Ray Smith on March 19, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I do like your no nonsense explanation of the basic facts of the saw, I purchased a table saw from Lidl for Β£99 and wish I had seen your "not a review" as I might have purchased your model. After seeing your video on installing it in your workbench I am going to do the same. What is your setup for making your videos.



  22. Terence Alderson on March 19, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for this. I’ve been looking at this one for quite a while now and was unsure if I should go ahead. For 300 dollars I think it’s probably the best one on the market at that price.



  23. Bob Kinsley on March 19, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    No worries Matt …I’m sure festool or axminster will be in touch shortly .



  24. Richard Scott on March 19, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Very helpful. I like that fact that you get straight to the point. Too many gobby Americans take an absolute age to get to the nub of their message. The mitre gauge niggle could be a deal breaker for me along with the flimsy plate. To be honest, getting a snug fit for a mitre gauge should be a number 1 priority for any table saw manufacturer. I’ll keep looking in the meantime. Thank you.



  25. Eric Messer on March 19, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks……very helpful……take care πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‘



  26. Paul Brace on March 19, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Badger, I’ve had my GTS 10J since October of last year. But being Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, things haven’t been good for me. However, I’ve used electrical tape on the bottom and sides of the mitre bar, and I have no slop!! I’m intending to built a sledge as well. But thanks for all you efforts. I can I will be following you for some time. Cheers.



  27. Xander054 on March 19, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Does anyone l ow the difference between the gts10j2 and the 10j?



  28. Andrew Wood on March 19, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Matt,
    Good look at the saw,
    I have the same saw and I also have it mounted into a table.
    I bought the Axminster fence after seeing it on your saw and it is a great improvement over the factory fence.
    It’s a great saw but the miter slot is a bummer and the aluminium top is too thin at the side of the slots to rout out, I think it would break if you tried, I was going to do it but I bottled it…I have made decent insert plates though.
    Great simple video’s.



  29. Andy Abraham on March 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    G’day Matt, Could you tell me please where to buy the aftermarket rip fence? Great info, Andy



  30. Azza 179 on March 19, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    How many table saws have you had? Bosch, Metabo, Axminster



  31. S Smith on March 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for this, very useful!



  32. Darvaish on March 19, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    thanks you just said that it cuts through any thing. should have watched video first πŸ™‚



  33. John Made it on March 19, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I just saw your video πŸ˜›



  34. TheWoodWorker on March 19, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I use the same saw and also have it a few years with little to no complaints , totally recommend it to anyone looking to buy their first table saw. Nice one matt πŸ‘πŸ»



  35. AmishPope on March 19, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    My old craftsman table saw is in need of new bearings. I should buy a portable saw to fill in while I rebuild my heavy. Might be a good excuse to tell the wife. Cheers