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Old 03-04-2012, 02:47 PM
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Default Safest table saw

SawStop. You can't cut your finger off even if you try.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:12 PM
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Gary.......Thanks for the link. That is an amazing safety concept for a table saw. Having witnessed a friend take off his left thumb, four finger and half of his middle finger in a table saw accident with a dado blade, my friend Ron sure could have used that technology at that moment.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:25 PM
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Interviews with the inventor revealed that he tried to sell his invention to other companies before starting his own, but no one wanted to buy it.

It seems every other company was worried that it was such a good safety factor that they were concerned about product liability if they only had it in their more expensive/top of the line models and not in other types of tools besides table saws--like mitre saws, drill presses, etc.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:49 PM
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Truly an amazing idea, design, and performer.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:00 PM
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Wow!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:16 PM
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Considering I've never used a blade guard, I wouldn't mind one of these tables.
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That is absolutely amazing.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:16 PM
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Holy Cow. That is a fantastic invention.
You can never be to careful with a saw.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:42 PM
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Wow, that was amazing.
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I own the industrial version of SawStop and have communicated with Steve Gass, the inventor/owner.

It's a fantastic saw! I actually tripped the stop when my aluminum miter gauge's tip contacted the blade.

The blade retraction was loud and fast and I stood there for a moment looking at my fingers.

It works!

Steve Gass has a Phd in Physics and is a patent attorney.
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