- August 9, 2015
- by Rich Christianson
SawStop LLC, alleging that the new Bosch REAXX jobsite table saw infringes its patented safety inventions, has filed a pair of lawsuits against Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany and its subsidiary Bosch Tool Corp. of Mt. Prospect, IL.
SawStop’s complaints were filed with the U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court in Oregon. They ask the ITC to order Bosch to stop advertising and selling its REAXX saw in the United States. Similar to SawStop table saws, the Bosch REAXX table saw features flesh detecting safety technology.
Bosch exhibited the REAXX table at the AWFS Fair held last month in Las Vegas. The company conducted regular demonstrations over the four-day show. A bratwurst was pushed through a spinning saw blade to show how its Active Response Technology can instantaneously shut down the saw to prevent a serious table saw operator injury.
A Bosch representative at the show said he could not discuss the impending lawsuit but said that Bosch nevertheless plans to begin delivery of the REAXX saw this fall.
SawStop also displayed a new jobsite table saw at the AWFS Fair. The machine won a Visionary Award, which honors innovative product developments.
Dr. Stephen Gass, president of Tualtin, OR-based SawStop, said, “SawStop has invested millions of dollars developing inventions to protect woodworkers from serious injury and those inventions have been awarded patents.”
“SawStop saws have already saved thousands of woodworkers from serious injury,” Gass added.” And although Bosch is one of the world’s largest companies with billions of dollars in annual revenue, we will vigorously defend our patent rights.”