View Full Version : Saw Stop

06-22-2004, 09:51 AM
anyone need this, or is it too late?

In our video demonstrations, we are cutting a sheet of plywood or particle board and place a hot dog in the path of the blade to simulate a user's finger. The SawStop system detects contact between the hot dog and the blade of the saw and stops the blade in approximately 5 milliseconds or less, resulting in only a small nick in the skin of the hot dog...


06-22-2004, 10:57 AM
Having worked on many different types of saws I can honestly say that I hate them.

06-22-2004, 11:03 AM
Wow. That saw blade stops so fast it looks like trick photography!

06-22-2004, 12:00 PM
That was great, think of all the fingers, hands or even limbs that could have been saved. The chop saw had the slowest reaction time.

Cueless Joey
06-22-2004, 12:18 PM
That is incredible.
Table saws are dangerous.
A friend of mine almost lost all of his left fingers.
They do sell Tite http://www.rockler.com/Rockler/images/34752b-lg.jpg - Grip now though. It works really well too.