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    Not a HVAC Tool

    But a very cool tool.

    http://www.sawstop.com/


    something like this would have saved my father a lot of pain 25 yrs ago.

    saw this thing demonstrated on Time Warp on the discovery channel.

    the inventor stuck his finger in the blade and did not get cut at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    But a very cool tool.

    http://www.sawstop.com/


    something like this would have saved my father a lot of pain 25 yrs ago.

    saw this thing demonstrated on Time Warp on the discovery channel.

    the inventor stuck his finger in the blade and did not get cut at all.
    I saw a similar Saw on this old house. They used a hot dog to demonstrate how it works. what they didn't tell you is that the piston that stops the blade is only good for one shot.

    Id rather just keep my hands out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintkennon View Post
    I saw a similar Saw on this old house. They used a hot dog to demonstrate how it works. what they didn't tell you is that the piston that stops the blade is only good for one shot.

    Id rather just keep my hands out of the way.
    If I had a saw and used it with any regularity, I'd buy one of those in a heartbeat.

    How can you put a price on your fingers? Or your children's fingers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    If I had a saw and used it with any regularity, I'd buy one of those in a heartbeat.

    How can you put a price on your fingers? Or your children's fingers?
    Cutting your childrens fingers off is a little extreme, dont you think.

    I did remodeling before HVAC and used saw everyday and still play sometimes. I just don't think they are practical yet.
    The saw senses ground and slams a piston into the blade. Seams like it might be a little sensitive to wet wood or what if it goes out of calibration? Id what a few years at least before I went out and bought one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintkennon View Post
    what they didn't tell you is that the piston that stops the blade is only good for one shot.

    Id rather just keep my hands out of the way.

    they showed how it works on the show i watched, it is a one shot deal that destroys the blade and plunger that stops it. about $60 to repair, WAY cheaper than getting fingers reattached if even possible.


    my father went to school as a kid for cabinet making and kept with it as a hobby all his life. we were remodeling his kitchen probably 25 yrs ago, he was making a plunge cut in a piece of wood and it kicked out.
    his hand hit the blade and left 3 fingers dangling....

    he was very lucky and the surgeon that put his hand back together was VERY good, he ended up with 90-95% function after surgery and therapy.

    a saw like that would have saved a lot of pain and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    they showed how it works on the show i watched, it is a one shot deal that destroys the blade and plunger that stops it. about $60 to repair, WAY cheaper than getting fingers reattached if even possible.
    I remember when it 1st came out, I figured it'd be a several hundred dollar item (still worth it, but tougher to swallow ya know), but knowing it's relatively cheap makes it better.

    If that's the same show I saw it on (time warp) the creator even stuck his finger on the spinning blade he was so confident it worked...
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    11 years ago i accidentally shot a staple into my wrist.
    Without insurance, It took $ 12,000 out of my pocket to pay for the operation.

    If i ever have to use Table saw with regularity.
    I think $60 a shot to save my finger would be worth it.

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    Two questions...... How much is one I guess for everyday use? (If someone bought one) and Two (well really a comment) 60 bucks to replace the brake isn't bad complared to that guy who lost 4 fingers. Can't put a price on that. and fingers aren't the only thing that the saw could save.
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    Hello, I have one its quite nice. I make furniture for a hobby. replaced my Delta Uni-saw with it. The school I work for bought 2 for their wood shop and I jumped in on on the deal and got one. If the blade drops the mechanism has to be changed out. It's goods to have an extra set up for serious users. Price was quite pricey. But loosing your fingers is not fun either. See for yourself.

    http://www.burnstools.com/Default.as...et+Saws*6087@@

    John

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    keep it to HVACR tools

    Your post is almost as annoying as some of my replies on this site.


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    Quote Originally Posted by emcoasthvacr View Post
    Your post is almost as annoying as some of my replies on this site.


    bite me.........


    some of us uneducated working people have hobbies outside of hvac.

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    lol

    lol



    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    bite me.........


    some of us uneducated working people have hobbies outside of hvac.

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    i saw that thing on the TV at my dads house a few weeks ago. the guy who desinged and engineered the stop (by the way is much smarter than emcoasthvacr) actually put his finger to it!!


    not this kid!!
    If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2a1...eature=related

    Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

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