GTS 10 Xc - Aftermarket mitre

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Hi has anyone found an aftermarket mitre that fits the slot, as the stock one has enough play to cause issues? Thanks Steve
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Hello Steve.
No one does an aftermarket mitre gauge for the Bosch table saws unfortunately. 
As you'll have noticed the GTS 10's have a t-slot around 19.8mm at the bottom and about 16.4mm at the top. The bars on the decent after market gauges tend to be a solid 19+mm. 
It's all very well having a proprietry slot and gauge but why Bosch neglected to include the eccentric adjustment wheels on their gauge bars is anyones guess. 
I have thought of a neat fix for this that I was going to do a video on at some point but I don't mind sharing it here. 
Remove the bar from the gauge. On the side of the part of the bar that is 16mm or so wide, mark a center line or 2-4 center points at equal distances along it's length. 
With the bar on it side, clamp it into a pillar drill vice and drill 3.5mm holes through the bar. Tap the holes with an M4 tap. Then in each hole, screw in a ball point grub screw ( SEE HERE - these are from China cost just a few quid. The same will cost abot 90 from the UK!!). Adjust the ball point grub screws incrementally until play is eliminated.
This I think is the easiest and most cost effective way to fix the problem - not that you should have to. Bosch should have included such adjustment from the off.
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Thanks Bailey, I've ordered the screws, pretty sure I know whats going on here, you wouldn't have a picture of the fix you could share just to be 100%? Neat fix as you say, bosch take notes!
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Hello again Steve.
Really glad you're going to give this a try and would love to know the results - how and if it works out for you. If it works and you eliminate the slop from the bar, I don't see why a quality after market gauge couldn't be fitted to the Bosch bar - like the Incra or Kreg which have a venier scale for fractions of a mm!
I decided to go ahead and do a video on this potential fix, including a simple way to fix the slop on the sliding carriage of the GTS 10 XC too. I'm mostly working on CAD this week so it serves as a nice distraction from actual work ;)
Below are some stills from my CAD animation that should demonstrate what to do with the bar.
One thing I would say is where I say to mark and drill along a centre line on the side face, use that as a guide and use your best judgement. If you mark a centre line on the face first, then re-insert the bar into it's slot a little, just check that tip of the ball point grub screw will actually make good contact the side of the slot. There's not a lot of room to play with but you might need to off-centre the holes a little toward the top of the bar, to make good contact. Unfortunately I no longer have one of these saws so can't say for certain.
When I've finished the video, I'll post here as well as on my YT channel which should hopefully serve as a better guide than my trying to explain it in writing.
All the best

 

This post was edited by bailey on 01.08.2018, 10:43 o’clock
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OK Steve - and of course anyone else interested - I managed to finish the video this afternoon showing this possible method for eliminating play in the mitre gauge and in the sliding carriage of the GTS 10 XC.
All the best

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Just found this by accident as I am looking for T bolts or a spare Bosch Mitre rail. This was to enable me to fit fingerboard feathers to the table so this mitre modification is a bonus idea.  So still to find rail or suitable T bolts oh and make a crown guard with extraction.  Crazy on a new table.  In many ways my old Triton 2000 was a better table.
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Hi Have recently bought a GTS 10J and it's even worse as the top cannot be replaced as I have seen on YouTube for the XC model.  

I cannot believe Bosch is selling Table saw with abnormal mitre guide rail not at 19mm like all the rest of the manufacturer. 

The mitre gauge that can with the table saw is a joke, it doesn't fit properly in the rail. 

If at least they were selling a good quality mitre gauge I will buy one but there is none. I have just spent £460 in a table saw and I cannot use it with an INCRA mitre gauge. 

Bosch please do something about it. 

Thanks 

This post was edited by Mikaelangelo on 09.06.2021, 17:19 o’clock
Reason: Adding the model of the table saw

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Up to now 3 days since the GTS 10 Xc has been delivered. I thought the GTS 10 Xc was a good tool.
I do not like the Angle guide I do not feel it is robust enough as for the miter guides they are very iffy.

The angle guide sold with the GTS 10 XC flops in the miter guides.

The Youtube video which convinced me to purchase the GTS 10 Xc purchased some sheet plastic and cut the miter strips to fit in the miter guides.  I guess I will have to do the same. 

Issues with having to purchase machines on line. 
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You need to drill your table saw to fit it but look at his one.
https://www.metabo.com/uk/en/accessories/sawing/other-accessories-for-semi-stationary-stationary-circular-saws/sliding-table-uk-290-uk-333-0910064347.html?listtype=search&searchparam=table%2Bsaw%2Bslide

This miter  gauge looks good
https://www.metabo.com/uk/en/accessories/sawing/other-accessories-for-semi-stationary-stationary-circular-saws/sliding-table-ts-628900000.html?listtype=search&searchparam=table%2Bsaw%2Bslide
Still trying to find where I can view one.