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ITC halts import of Bosch Reaxx

The International Trade Commission completed its presidential review period of an order directing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to exclude Bosch Reaxx table saws and components for those saws, including cartridges, from entering the United States.

The ITC issued a cease-and-desist order against the Robert Bosch Tool Corp., manufacturer of the Reaxx, in response to a complaint from SawStop.

“We have defended our innovation, our hard work, and our investments in developing SawStop technology, and we will continue to protect our intellectual property. We are grateful for the U.S. patent system for encouraging and protecting innovations, and we look forward to continuing to supply the market with safer saws,” SawStop president Stephen Gass said in a statement.

Bosch maintains that development of the Reaxx respects other companies’ patents and represents a new and unique technology in the construction market.

In a March 23 statement, Bosch said, “Distributors who have previously purchased Reaxx table saws from Bosch are not impacted by the ITC order and can continue to market and sell Reaxx table saws to end users.

“Bosch will continue to provide distributors and end users with service, repair and support for Reaxx table saws previously purchased, including the availability of replacement cartridges manufactured in the U.S., which are not subject to the ITC import ban.”

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