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.