Construction tools are a dangerous thing. The saw blade has massive potential to do damage when the user is not paying attention. Well-respected tool maker, Bosch, is setting out to provide a little more safety when it comes to cutting wood on the job site. Even better, it has NFC connectivity as well.

The new Bosch REAXX Portable Table Saw has a unique built-in sensor that can detect when an object gets caught in the blade, most notably a hand or finger. Upon sensing the flesh, a small piston kicks the blade down below the table removing it from the user’s body. It’s hard to do it justice with words, but the video shows a pretty interesting breakdown of how the saw actually detects an interference and kicks away.

There are a few key details to this new saw that are particularly notable. First, is the ability for the saw to go undamaged when it is dropped away from the user. Secondly, the piston system is ready for two instances of activation before it needs to be replaced. If an accident does occur, users simply flip the piston over to the other side and the saw is ready to run again. Bosch also has a built-in display panel that indicates the status of the saw. An NFC radio is also included, which can communicate with an app to help relay servicing needs and other issues that might arise.

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Bosch’s REAXX Portable Table Saw comes with a portable stand, as well as wheels and handles built right into the equipment for easy moving when needed. It runs at 3,650 RPMs, has a 10-inch saw blade, and a 15 amp, 4HP motor. It is slated for release in the fall at a price of $1,499.

Bosch GTS1041A REAXX™ Portable Jobsite Table Saw Takes User Safety to the Next Level, and Saves the Blade Too 

Bosch Active Response Technology™ expands to include flesh-detecting technology to help reduce potential user injury

Mt. Prospect, Ill., March 18, 2015 – Safety comes first on any construction jobsite, especially regarding a table saw where a momentary lack of focus could have permanent consequences. Bosch, the construction industry’s technology leader, extends a heritage of award-winning table saw design to enhance workplace safety with the introduction of the REAXX™ Portable Jobsite Table Saw – the first saw with the company’s proprietary flesh-detecting Active Response Technology™.

The Bosch Active Response Technology platform, first launched on Bosch Brute Tough hammer drill/drivers, helps reduce the risk of injury to users by combining advanced Bosch sensors and electronics with mechanical injury-prevention systems. The Active Response Technology system on the REAXX table saw rapidly detects human flesh that comes in contact with the blade and drops the saw blade below the tabletop. This high-speed action helps reduce the potential of serious user injury and occurs without damaging the blade. 

Fast Reset That’s Quick and Easy

After 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. Just rotate the activation cartridge and reset the drop mechanism and the REAXX table saw is ready to go. 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. “But even with the safety enhancements incorporated, the award-winning attributes of the Bosch 4100 table saw series remain. There’s a heritage in jobsite table saws that Bosch has spent decades building and users will find that this saw maintains that high standard.”

The complexity of the Bosch REAXX on-board control system is translated to an intuitive, easy-to-understand LED light panel that communicates and manages saw operation and indicates saw status. 

• Green means the saw is ready for use

• Yellow means the system is set in bypass mode by the operator; this mode is used for cutting 

   conductive materials that can potentially activate the Active Response Technology system. In 

   addition, there’s no override key to lose or misplace, yet still offers various lock-out options to 

   prevent unauthorized bypass mode operation

• Red means the saw is not ready and will not function until the user corrects an issue

• Blue means the saw requires service

A near field communicaton (NFC)-enabled phone app offers Bosch REAXX Portable Jobsite Table Saw owners and operators another measure for ease of use. Through the 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. Also, the saw owner can use the app to manage who can use the bypass and main switches. This capability enables owners and managers to lock the saw as needed, which ensures that jobsite workers cannot bypass the safety system.

Legendary Bosch Table Saw Capability

Like all Bosch portable table saws, the Bosch REAXX saw includes a modular blade guard, the Smart Guard System. This primary safety device provides a physical barrier between the user and the saw blade, as well as offering protection against kick-back. Active Response Technology is integral to the REAXX portable jobsite table saw and is intended to be used together with the Smart Guard System to provide the operator with the greatest level of protection. 

Bosch REAXX has a 15 Amp, 4.0 Hp max motor that generates 3650 RPM. It’s jobsite ready because it works with onsite generators for a truly portable solution for mobile trade professionals. 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. 

Additional precision features include an optimized rail system that boasts a pre-squaring SquareLock™ Rip Fence, which is engineered for precision. Prior to locking, the fence glides along the rail and locks into place for solid and consistent cutting performance. The table is sturdy cast aluminum sized to rip up to 25 on full-sheet materials (4 ft. x 8 ft.); an on-board rear outfeed support provides an extra 18 of support for longer workpieces. A rugged sub-base is built to withstand daily abuse related to transport, storage or jobsite conditions.

Easy Transport on Any Jobsite

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

The Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw will be available fall 2015. To learn more about this table saw or other Bosch products, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com for additional tips and videos.

Bosch Portable Jobsite Table Saw Fact Box

Product

Power

RPM

Capacity

Blade Size

Weight

Cut Depth

Arbor

MSRP Price

GTS1041A-09 REAXX Jobsite Table Saw with Gravity Rise Stand and Outfeed

15 amp, 4.0 Hp motor

 

 

3,650

 

25″ ripping capacity

 

10″

 

Saw 78 lbs., stand 45 lbs.

 

3-1/8″ at 90°

5/8″

US: $1,499

CAN: $1,699

 

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About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euro ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. 

Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide.  The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at www.bosch.com,  www.bosch-press.com, and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures.  Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812 (or 16.96406 MXN or $1.36837 CAD).

 Bosch in North America

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, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.comwww.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.www.boschusa.com.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 3,350 in North America, the global Power Tools Division is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.

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