Fanning also talked about the difference between
Bosch’s Reaxx system and the SawStop system. One
difference is that Bosch’s system does not stop the
blade, simply dropping it below the table. That means
the blade is undamaged and can be used again.
SawStop’s system slams a block of aluminum into the
blade, requiring blade replacement.
“We think there is additional protection for the
user with stopping the blade,” Fanning said, adding
that the company has no plans to develop a system
that does not stop or damage the blade.
In other news related to the SawStop system, Fanning reported that Griggio is starting to sell sliding
table saws in Europe that have the licensed SawStop
safety technology. He said those saws are not yet
licensed for sale in the U.S. ;
The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that the
Bosch Reaxx saw violates two patents held by SawStop,
and commission ordered a block on importation or sale of
the Reaxx saw in the U.S.
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