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