For the woodworkers...have you seen this???
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  1. #1
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    I thought this was really cool. http://www.sawstop.com

    Watch the videos at http://www.sawstop.com/video.htm

    It's absolutely amazing.

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    That is amazing. Think I'd still keep my fingers away but would be nice to know the protection is there. Wonder how it works?
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    Originally posted by HVAC Pro
    That is amazing. Think I'd still keep my fingers away but would be nice to know the protection is there. Wonder how it works?
    Ask, and ye shall receive... http://www.sawstop.com/howworks.htm

    Can you imagine the potential? In wood shop in schools, in large shops it could even possibly lower their insurance rates because of less chance of severe accidents.

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    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!

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    This could make someone very rich!
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    This should become the new standard for woodshops in schools.

    Very bright idea!

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    Well Im impressed, probably not that affordable yet but then my fingers are worth it. I hope in time everything comes out with that technology.

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    That blade is cutting through 3/4" plywood.

    How the hell does it know when it hits the weenie?
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    If that guy had any guts

    he'd put his own weenie in there! Or even just stick out his thumb.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    spotts you just gave the feeling I had when I had the big V

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    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

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    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.
    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

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    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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