Frequently Asked Questions about the Bosch REAXX™ Jobsite Table Saw What is Bosch Active Response Technology™? The Bosch REAXX™ Jobsite Table Saw utilizes a system called Active Response Technology™. Upon activation, Active Response Technology rapidly drops the blade below the table surface and away from the user. As a result, not only is severe injury mitigated, but the tool can be quickly reset in less than a minute – by simply switching the cartridge and resetting the blade drop arm. The Active Response Technology™ imparts a low-voltage electrical signal onto the blade. The signal alters upon contact with user's skin, triggering a chemical reaction in the dual-activation cartridge (one of the two metal cylinders activates and each individual cylinder can be activated only once). The chemical reaction fires a piston that pushes against the drop arm to rapidly drop the saw blade below the tabletop. The drop arm lock retains the undamaged blade under the table after activation, while the blade is allowed to coast to a stop. All necessary parts and instructions, including push stick and wrenches, are located on board the saw. How does the REAXX control system work? The Bosch REAXX onboard control system is reduced by using an intuitive, easy-to-understand LED light panel that manages the saw operation and status:
- Green means the saw is ready for use
- Red means the saw is not ready and will not function until the user corrects an issue
- Yellow means the system is in bypass mode and will not react to a blade contact; the bypass mode can be used for cutting conductive materials that can potentially activate the Active Response Technology system
- Blue light means the saw requires service
The REAXX Operating/Safety Instructions Manual outlines the operating specifications. Bosch always recommends that users read and understand the manual contents prior to operation. There is a REAXX Android phone app, which uses near field communication (NFC) to provide saw registration, saw status and troubleshooting steps, lockout options, performance information, number of activations remaining and service requirements. Also available is an IOS phone app; only for saw registration and troubleshooting steps. Does the system work with every blade?
The Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw is designed to work with all standard construction and fine finish blade types, including stacked dado blades. Varnished, painted or Teflon-coated blades are compatible with the REAXX saw as well. The system is not designed to work with wobble dado blades or molding cutters and will not work with dado sets larger than 8" in diameter. The system cannot accept any cutter weighing more than eight pounds and cannot accept dado sets smaller than 6" in diameter. The REAXX Operating/Safety Instructions Manual outlines the operating specifications. Why can't Bosch offer this as a retrofit solution for existing table saws?
Due to the complexity of the design and overall saw structure, the technology found in the Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw cannot be retrofitted to existing products. How does the system work when/if I have gloves on?
The system is designed to react to skin contact. In the case of glove use, the blade will have to first penetrate the glove and touch the skin to activate.