Posted June 9, 2015

Safer Job Site Table Saw Detects Flesh

Bosch has introduced a new REAXX portable job site table saw that features the company’s proprietary flesh-detecting Active Response Technology. The technology helps reduce risk of injury because it rapidly drops the saw blade below the table top when it detects flesh contacting the blade. This high-speed action helps reduce potential for serious injury and occurs without damaging the blade.

Bosch REAXX portable table sawAfter activation, the system can be reset in less than 60 seconds. A single two-shot cartridge enables activation for two incidents before replacement is needed. All necessary parts, instructions and wrenches are located onboard the saw, including storage for extra activation cartridges.

“We’ve engineered the Bosch REAXX Portable Jobsite Table Saw to offer users the best injury mitigation system available in the power tool industry,” said Craig Wilson, product manager, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. 

The saw, which will be available this fall, uses an on-board control system with an intuitive, easy-to-understand LED light panel that communicates and manages saw operation and indicates saw status. With its near field communicaton (NFC)-enabled phone app, the saw can communicate information from the onboard control system – such as number of system activations, servicing needs, access to instructions, how-to videos and other details. 

The Bosch REAXX saw includes a modular blade guard, as a primary safety device, providing a physical barrier between the user and the saw blade, as well as offering protection against kick-back. Bosch REAXX has a 15 Amp, 4.0 Hp max motor that generates 3650 RPM. Varied material cutting requires optimized, maximum horsepower and excellent cutting speed. The Bosch REAXX Portable Jobsite Table Saw offers these attributes along with electronic control soft-start, constant response electronics and overload protection. These advanced motor electronics reduce the intensity of torque buildup and maintain cutting speed under load.

The saw can be easily transported to and from the job using the Bosch Gravity-Rise Stand, which sets up in seconds. The stand includes 8-inch treaded wheels and is sized for easy pickup truck loading or unloading.

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