NOTE: The GTS1031 has been discontinued. You may want to consider looking into alternatives. Some alternatives to the Bosch GTS1031 include the Bosch 4100XC-10, DeWalt DWE7491RS, and Metabo HPT C10RJS.
Features & Benefits
For more information, read our complete guide to buying a table saw.
Power & Motor
Both products are corded, require 120 V, and draw 15 amps. Standard U.S. residential circuits are 120 V, 15 A, which will support either of the saws.
The GTS1031 motor produces 5000 rpm and the C10RJS motor produces 4500 rpm. But don’t pay too much attention to these numbers, because the manufacturers measure them under no-load conditions, and they don’t have a useful impact on the saw’s real-world ability to handle different material.
Both table saws accept 10” diameter saw blades and have a 5/8” arbor. 10” is a very common diameter of table saw blade, which means it shouldn’t be a problem to find a huge assortment of blades for any purpose. Most 8-to-10” blades have a 5/8” arbor hole, so this size arbor won’t limit your choices.
The Bosch takes dado blades up to 5/8” thick. The Metabo HPT accepts dado blades up to 13/16” thick.
Size & Capacity
The Bosch has 18” of rip capacity on the right of the blade and has 8 1/2” of rip capacity on the left side of the blade. The Metabo HPT has 35” of rip capacity on the right and has 22” of rip capacity on the left side. In general, more rip capacity is better, but it often also means a larger and heavier saw. Think about how big of rip cuts you’ll be making to help choose the right size saw for you.
Both products can cut up to 3 1/8” at an angle of 90° and are able to cut up to 2 1/4” deep at a 45° angle. The GTS1031 can bevel its blade up to 47°. The C10RJS can bevel up to 45°.
The table on the Bosch is 22 1/2” wide and 20” deep. The table on the Metabo HPT is 28 3/4” wide and 22” deep.
Pros & Cons
Let’s take a look at some of the pluses and minuses of these products.
For the GTS1031:
- Powerful motor can tackle thick and dense wood
- One-handed carrying handle for portability
- Easy-to-install safety features
- Very loud for this class of saw
- Small table and rip capacity limit size of goods to be cut
- Mediocre miter gauge
For the Metabo HPT:
- Wide stand gives good stability
- Motor is powerful enough to handle thick or dense material
- Quality miter gauge
- 35” rip width is the largest in its class
- Extremely flat table
- All-terrain tread on tires
- Blade may need aligning out of the box, a process not covered by the manual
- Miter gauge does not store tightly in storage, can fall out during transport
- Axle can bend if not careful when going over obstacles
- Assembly instructions confusing for less experienced users
Here is a full side-by-side look at these products’ specs. For more details, check out our full reviews of the Bosch GTS1031 and of the Metabo HPT C10RJS. You can view comparisons of the Bosch GTS1031 with other products