It looks like Bosch is finally launching an 18V cordless table saw in North America!
A reader emailed in, pointing towards a new Bosch Profactor 18V cordless table saw that they found on Amazon, model GTS18V-08. Thank you Luis for the heads-up!
Bosch has previously launched a BiTurbo brushless table saw in Europe, but it never appeared on this side of the world.
Not only is the Bosch GTS18V-08N cordless table saw new, it is very different from previous models.
Looking at the front of the saw, there’s a rack and pinion-style fence, similar to the style Dewalt has been known for over the years.
More brands have been launching portable jobsite table saws with rack and pinion-style adjustable rip fences, but I – and presumably many others – associate this feature with Dewalt.
And now, Bosch has it too.
The great thing about this type of fence design is that it allows for quick, easy, and accurate adjustments. In my opinion, rack and pinion fences cannot be beat on smaller jobsite table saws.
- Smart guard system
- Modular blade guard
- Anti-kickback pawls
- Riving knife
- On-tool storage for rip fence, miter gauge, guards, push stick
- Rack and pinion rip fence for “true square cuts and easy micro adjusts”
- Rip fence attaches with dual locking latches
- Restart protection
- Overload protection
- Soft-start motor
- One-handed portability
A aside handle allows for easy carrying.
Large feet extend the base for stability and also provide flat surfaces for when resting the table saw on its side.
- 8-1/4″ blade size
- 5,500 RPM
- BiTurbo brushless motor
- 25-inch rip capacity
- “Can tackle 2x” construction materials
Bosch says that the saw is part of the Profactor System, which pairs BiTurbo brushless technology with a Core18V Profactor battery.
I reached out to Bosch USA and was told that more information will be available closer to the saw’s launch. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.
The new Bosch cordless table saw looks to check all the boxes for what their 18V cordless power tool users have been asking for. All we need now is a price and an ETA.
I’m excited about the rack and pinion style fence adjustments, which I believe is a significant deviation for the tool brand – in a good way.
And dual miter slots. Having owned the FlexVolt table saw for a number of years, one big knock on it compared to other brands like Milwaukee or this Bosch, is that it has only a single miter slot. Which is odd because their similarly sized corded 8 1/4″ model has dual miter slots as well, so it is good to see brands offering the dual slots even on these small cordless jobsite saws.
I reckon this is underpowered
All 18V table saws are underpowered, IMO. I’d prefer to see a super compact 7 1/4″ table saw that can use ultra thin kerf blades. It would still be able to rip 2x material
I stopped using those thin kerf blades that I used to prefer. Ripping 2x they get too hot and warp. It seems to be temporary and I’m sure standard blades get just as hot only because they are not so thin they don’t turn into a noodle. Super sketchy ripping with a thin kerf Diablo blade on my skilsaw. I imagine it’d be the same on a table saw. First time I noticed the problem I thought I bent my blade. It looked like a wobble dado . After it cooled down it seemed to return to ‘normal’. I took the hint and stopped buying thin kerf before something horrific happens. Always and I mean always listen to your gut!
I use 7 1/4 blade on dewalt
Probably, but it depends on what you need to do with it.
The small table size of saws like this is a bigger limitation.
I’d agree. If your saw is underpowered, you can just feed more slowly. But if the table is too small, it can be awkward and maybe unsafe to use, depending on the job.
At the tools co-op where I volunteer, they added giant infeed and outfeed tables to their stationary table saw. It is a luxury, I can tell you, and the first thing I’m adding to my personal table saw, if and when I ever get one.
Agreed. These things are less table saws and more like schooldesk saws. They’re getting small enough that an upside down circular saw might be as big.
They battery will still run hotter and you get really short life of battery… compared to 60v. Not just run time… I am taking premature battery cell death. Happens even to Milwaukee 12amph battery.
It will be under powered, I would never buy a cordless table saw.
If you’ve never tried any of the Bosch ProFactor line of tools you will be surprised of the power derived from the 8AH and 12AH ProCore batteries! The Surgeon 12” Duel Bevel Mitre Saw is an absolute beast!!
My Milwaukee had no issue ripping through 2″ Gidgee and Western myall. 🤷🏼♂️
It looks like the push stick can store inside the rip fence? If so, that’s a great design. Give people a convenient place to put it and it won’t get lost so easily.
That’s pretty standard.
All portable/jobsite table saws have similar guard mechanisms with on-board storage. A lot also have on-board push stick storage, whether on the rear of the fence or similar, where it’s easy to pull out at the start of a project.
From what I can find, Black & Decker was the original patent holder for the rack and pinion rip fence, Patent number: 6450077, in 1999. Owning Dewalt since the 1960s, I guess B&D chose Dewalt saws for that over other self owned brands.
Found a price! $449
Looks like a nice saw. I have the DeWalt DW745 and the rack and pinion fence is definitely solid.
Thanks – nice find!
Looks an awful lot like my corded Skilsaw SPT99T-01 but considering Bosch owns Skilsaw that makes sense.
Bosch sold the Skilsaw brand to Chervon more than 6 years ago.
I just wish with the heavier tools companies would follow suit like metabo hpt/hikoki has done
All their multivolt tools can plug in which is amazing when you only need a couple rips you can use battery when the portability and laxk of cord wasn’t needed you can rip all day
That’s pretty much a platform limitation.
Going from 120 VAC to 36 VDC at 1000-1500 watts requires a brick sized power adapter. Just look at the Metabo unit.
Going from 120 VAC to 18 VDC at an appreciatable amount of power would require a massive adapter. Likely too big to be an appealing option.
Would it be difficult for Dewalt/Milwaukee etc. to use two batteries to get the 36v and then have the option for a cord? I think many people would like the option to use a TS or Miter saw with batteries, but I think many (me) would be using it with 120vac almost all the time.
No. Metabo HPT already has that kind of solution on the market so it’s clearly possible. And would be even easier for Dewalt to make it a Flexvolt tool, then the adapter would be running at 60V, which would be even smaller than a 36v adapter.
Yes, DeWalt has a 120V adapter for their FlexVolt 120V Max tools. Like their 120V Max miter saw,
The 120 VAC to 108 VDC adapter is significantly smaller than the Metabo 120 VAC to 36 VDC unit.
I think the most difficult part of that idea is getting Milwaukee onboard with the idea of dual-battery tools. To be fair, Milwaukee has ceded ground to the dual battery crowd recently, but it doesn’t seem to be something that they’re enthusiastically pursuing.
I feel burned by Bosch’s Benchtop Router Table and won’t buy their products anymore. The red insert rings are not flush with the table and the way they snap in makes it difficult if not impossible to make them flush. I contacted Bosch and they said it was a safety feature to have the rings 1/16th lower than the table, which is ridiculous. Having the rings around a router of all tools not flush does not make the tool safer, rather it makes it less safe and less accurate.
I’ve had the Bosch RA1181 router table for a number of years and never had that problem. To me the dip is less than 1/16, maybe 1/32. Once in a while the work piece coming from the red insert will catch on the far metal lip, but I’m feeding it slowly anyway so I can pull it up slightly just fine. My gripe about the RA1181 is I wish it had a more refined method of setting and aligning the fence. But then again that’s asking a lot at it’s price point given it’s other features.
The Biturbo Table saw saw a good build but I think this design would be much better and heavyduty table saw. I would add this to my wishlist 🤑
Fulfill everyones needs?
Everyone includes me.
DeWalt has flip over micro fence, where is it here? If no micro fence you now have to remove the incredibly large blade guard every time = fatal error.
Zero use to me without a micro fence.
Otherwise, massive win. GTS10J lead is short, unweildy and never stays wrapped when moving.
5.5ah+ pro core with brushless motor should give 1600W with high torque, albeit with very short run time and obvious overheating issues if you are ripping damp 2 by 4 joist. Still a win. 2 batts and fast charger sorts that. Rubbish capacity puts it on par with the cheaper corded DeWalt, my GTS10 can just about rip a regularised 3×6, which is handy.
Interested to see UK release date and price, I just invested in procore, if its less than £500 naked and there is a micro fence somewhere, Im in.
Products exclusively for North America, should be produced in the same place as dewalt 7485, Same OEM. The same goes for the recent new bosch miter saw. look carefully
Granted, I’m never working on a site without power, but I don’t know why you’d choose an 8” cordless over a 10” corded. Maybe as a compliment if you did lots of flooring or trim that wouldn’t be held back by the size, but for a general purpose saw, no thanks.
I am a fan or the “roll cage” design.
I have the cordless 8inch miter saw and it is great for service calls or quick installs when a few cuts are required and the cordless table saw i can see being the same benefit
Sometimes you need that single rip cut and i dread pulling out the larger corded jobsite saw for a single cut
I am curious if Bosh has made the fence fully adjustable to address the issue with DeWalt’s table saws where the fence is not at 90 degrees with the saw table surface and you can’t adjust it
I’m really hopeful Skilsaw comes out with a battery powered 10″ table saw. They already have a battery 10″ circular saw. So they can do it…. But will they….