-â Bosch Power Tools introduces the new GTS1031 10â portable jobsite table saw, the only tool in its class to offer a durable, yet lightweight table saw designed specifically for comfortable and easy one-handed carrying. Its compact design gives professionals the ability to quickly and easily move through multiple work environments and then conveniently store it on its side or base for secure transportation. The GTS1031 includes an expandable tabletop to meet cut needs up to 18 inches (right) for a variety of users, including trim and finish carpenters and general-purpose construction. Also new to complement the GTS1031 and sold separately is the GTA500 Folding Table Saw Stand.
Bosch engineers designed the unique GTS1031 all-steel base with an innovative, ergonomic soft-grip handle and optimized center of gravity, making it easy to carry the table saw in one hand for ultimate portability. Similar tools in its class require users to carry the saw with two hands. The improved Bosch design helps professionals better manage doorways, climb steps and maneuver other tight locations without causing damage to finished work. And a free hand to carry more to and from the truck during setup and breakdown means time saved. Another unique feature of the base is its ability to provide complete under-table storage for all tool attachments, including rip fence, miter gauge, blade-change wrenches, push stick and Smart Guard components. For users, this feature means nothing will get lost and everything is protected from the rough jobsite surroundings.
The GTS1031 features Boschâs award-winning SquareLockâ¢ Rip Fence technology for accurate and confident performance. The fence smoothly slides left or right along the measuring scale. And when locked, the system self-squares the fence to the table top, applying force at both the front and back rails, to ensure consistent precise cuts. Users will also find the innovative Bosch Smart Guard system with the same modular design as the 4100-series table saw, featuring an adjustable three-position on-tool riving knife, anti-kickback pawls and easy-to-attach tool-free barrier guard.
The GTS1031 packs a powerful punch to handle a full array of applications. The saw rips up to 18-inch widths and can support up to a 8-inch diameter, 1/2-inch dado stack. With a 4.0 HP max and a 5,000 RPM motor, the GTS1031 can cut through rough lumber, sheet goods, flooring, stair treads, shelving, siding, trim and much more. The all-steel durable base incorporates a nearly indestructible lightweight design and rubber feet give it maximum stability when in use.
Sold separately, the GTA500 folding table saw stand complements the GTS1031. It features tool-free tool attachment and quickly and easily sets up and breaks down in seconds. The stand weighs only 14 pounds for easy one-handed portability, but is made of steel for maximum jobsite durability and folds flat for transport or storage.
The GTS1031 package includes a 24T blade, rip fence, smart guard, miter gauge, blade wrenches and L-wrench. It is available through authorized retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $399. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499).
About Bosch Power Tools and Accessories:
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.
About Bosch Group:
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of $53 billion (38.2 billion euros) in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repreÂ¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion (3.5 billion euros) for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 20,000 associates in more than 70 locations, with reported sales of $7.3 billion in fiscal 2009. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
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