housing for bosch 4000
well after five years and two really cold weeks in the back of my truck the plastic housing has almost entirely broken on the base of my bosch table saw i found a replacement for $66 and was wondering if anyone has attempted to swap one out before
Several years back I was working as an instructor/consultant with a religious group on a community lodge they were building over a three year period.
They had a Bosch 4000 that had some problems and required dis-assembly for repairs. What I remember most is that there were LOTS OF DIFFERENT FASTENERS all set in sequence of removal and replacement.
Pay close attention to how it comes apart (take pics or make notes) and don't wait to reassemble, lest you "forget how it was".
Patience and a calm demeanor go a long way, but it can be done!
Good Luck...........Iron Helix
Mine did the same darn thing - completely broke into a hundred pcs... it wasn't even cold out!
I bought the base from Bosch for about $65 and they wanted another $100 to install, so I di it myself.
As i remember, no real big deal, just a simple remove and replace.
The new base has a better cord exit hole - makes for a little less stress on the cord when it's wrapped around the cord retainer ears.
Looks like the 4100 has a much beefier base setup.
The obvious solution, long term, is the cool roller stand/table.
Or, support the base with wood, and make sure it projects down a quarter inch or so.
I had the old fold up stand, but I now use that for my 100 pound (it seems) dewalt thickness planer.
Black Rock, CT
Hey guys, I have had my saw for about six years now and the base is like the day I bought it, in and out of the truck hundreds of times. Here's what I did, I took the white foam packaging that the saw came in and discarded the top portion. To the bottom of the foam I taped a piece of 1/4 plywood and I used alot of tape. So any time I have to move it, it is protected not only on the bottom but on the sides as well and it doesnt add a lot of extra weight. It is a little bulkier but not much.
Mine has been mounted to a rolling stand from since I bought it about 7-8 years ago.There's a chance I may have over tightened the mounting screws though, way back when, and that may have caused the eventual damage.With my newly installed replacement base, I made sure to make em snug, but not too stressed tight.Julian
thanks for the replies i ordered the new base ans will see how it goes
Why not cut wood plugs to put in the pockets as support?Jake Gulick
Black Rock, CT
Not really pockets to fill - the plastic has special built up ribbing around the bolt holes...Just picked up the new version anyways and it's base is much stronger.