Thats amazing! Did you see how fast that table saw blade dissapeared?
I'm curious how it works too
Ok, I see how it works, sort of... lol Still amazing. Doubt it'd work very well on metal, but maybe? Wonder if they could equip our shears with them? Now that would be cool!
Hey spotts, did you check out the link dorrman posted up there? It's amazing. But what if everyone were to become accustomed to the safety and then the system malfunctioned for some reason? That's sure to happen at some point.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain
I thought the same thing when I saw that thing on TV last week. A buildup of pitch could interfere with whatever signal the electronics operate by.
If its like automobiles, as technology advances, peoples' capabilites/ common sense deteriorates to the point it takes away all the advantage gained. Ie. -antilock brakes so its OK to drive faster in the rain.
Telling everyone the saw is so safe it takes away the respect you should have for a machine like that.
The SawStop issue has been beat to death over at http://www.woodnet.net. Go there and do a search on "SawStop" and watch how much passion there is on each side of the issue. Don't forget the popcorn.
The main controversy revolved around the SawStop inventors, upon not having any success at getting any OEM table saw maker to adopt the idea, attempt to force it upon the OEM's by legislation. That fell flat in a hurry.
I think the SawStop is a good idea, I'm all for safety. It's not enough to move me to give up my Unisaw, however. It would be a good addition to school woodshops, what few of them are still around.
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Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.
A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.