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Thread: I Think Bosch Upped the Bar on Portable TS again!

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    I Think Bosch Upped the Bar on Portable TS again!

    Looks really good....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xduiguKEziQ

    .... has anyone seen one in the flesh yet?
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    That's a pretty neat TS. I bet it will sell well on the jobsites.

    I'll ask some of the dealers I know how much it is and if they have any feedback yet.
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    Wow....4 Horse power.....that little guy has some muscle

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    Great-looking design. Looks very road-worthy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom DiCara View Post
    Wow....4 Horse power.....that little guy has some muscle
    That's "4" horsepower using the same rating system that's used for routers and shop vacuums. According to the specs, it's pulling 15 running amps, which puts it more in the 1.5 hp range running on 120 volts. Even if the motor is 100% efficient (pretty much an impossibility), at 15 amps it's got fewer than 2.5 hp running on 120 volts.
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    Oooh, nice, light and compact.

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    $400 is not a bad price for portable saws like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom DiCara View Post
    Wow....4 Horse power.....that little guy has some muscle
    That's where I laughed.

    Is this "4 hp" like the "15 HP" claims that they put on shop vacs?
    I can barely carry the 2HP motor from my TS. So when I see this guy swinging around a light TS and the announcer claims 4HP, my BS detector goes off....

    Otherwise, I admit it looks like a very innovative and well thought out design. Is 18" really enough rip capacity?

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    I agree, I laughed at that claim as well. More like the old Sears claims on their motors "develops 4 hp" I have a 3 hp motor on my cabinet saw that drives the blade with 3 belts. The motor alone has to be around 75 pounds.

    Bosch does make a good portable ts though. I have had mine for several years, bouncing around in my truck and different jobsites. It still cuts like the day I bought it. Great piece of equipment compared to some of the other portable TS's out there.

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    I think those horsepower claims are based on putting a brake on the shaft and it's the 'max' power it can develop right before it catches fire and explodes all over the shop...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I think those horsepower claims are based on putting a brake on the shaft and it's the 'max' power it can develop right before it catches fire and explodes all over the shop...
    Yeppers, that's pretty much it. Most motors can reach their peak horsepower only once. Once they let the smoke out, not so much.
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