Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration
This past Wednesday Bosch announced that they had developed a flesh-sensing tablesaw meant to prevent the finger-amputation injuries that are so common among carpenters and woodworkers of all types. Although the saw won’t be available until the fall, I got a chance to see a preproduction model demonstrated at the Northeast JLC Live trade show this past Friday. Like SawStop’s line of finger-saving saws, the Bosch saw uses the principal of capacitance to trigger the finger-saving technology. What’s different is the Bosch saw doesn’t attempt to stop the blade. Instead, it forces the blade below the saw table milliseconds after the safety device is triggered. Click on the video player above to see the saw in action. To learn more about the saw and see some photos taken at the JLC Live show held last week in Providence, RI, click here.