Bosch Jobsite Table Saw REAXX GTS1041A with Active Response Technology

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All of the information on the new Bosch REAXX table saw, which we mentioned previously, is available now. Price came in slightly higher for the GTS1041A-09 ($1499 includes stand) than the SawStop Jobsite JSS-MCA ($1399) which was a little surprising for us. The Bosch does offer several advantages with the smart phone integration and the REAXX does not ruin the blade when the safety is triggered which is a pretty big deal. We will keep an eye out for any additional information and should expect this saw to be available, hopefully in fall 2015. For more on Bosch Tools, additional info on the REAXX from the Bosch press release below video.

Power – 15 AMP, 4.0 HP
RPM – 3,650
Capacity – 25″ ripping
Blade Size – 10″
Weight – Saw, 78 lbs  Stand, 45 lbs
Cut Depth – 3-1/8″ at 90 degrees
Arbor – 5/8″
Price – $1499

Mt. Prospect, Ill., – 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™.

GTS1041A Table Saw

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.

REAXX Air Bag Cartridge

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.”

Bosch Table Saw

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.

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  2. Anthony says:

    $1500 is pretty steep, but it’s definitely worth it. I also love that it uses REAXX, and I must say it’s about time they came up with a safety mechanism that doesn’t ruin the blade 🙂

  3. Scott Mudie says:

    Thank you for your review about “Bosch Jobsite Table Saw REAXX GTS1041A “. Your videos are also helpful.

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  5. Koury Jean says:

    Thanks for your honest review. I love wood working and I often use my router. I want to buy a table saw now but I don’t know how to choose the best one. Your review help me so much.

  6. Thanks for your reviews. It help me so much when choose a table saw.

  7. ryan says:

    Big Bosch fan here – quality german engineering for sure. Love that you can reset it within 60 seconds. Very convinient! But that’s what you need if you want to fully focus on your work!! Thanks for the Review 🙂

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