New Sawstop Demo

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Blog entry by lazyfiremaninTN posted 11-20-2008 07:38 AM 6884 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was watching one of my new favorite tv shows tonight, Time Warp, on the Discovery Channel. They had the inventor of the Saw Stop system on showing off the system. At the end of the segment, he ACTUALLY put HIS finger into the blade. OMG….made my heart stop, but the system worked as designed.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#1 posted 11-20-2008 08:52 AM

Could you list the episode or the channel/time? thanks.

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#2 posted 11-20-2008 02:31 PM

I love that show! I can’t believe I missed this one!
here’s hoping for repeats…

looking on the Discovery Channel page, this looks to be the episode:
Show Title: Break-dancing
Topics: The destructive force of power tools, the seemingly physics-bending motions of break-dancing, and why a bullet fired underwater goes askew.
Premiere: Nov. 19, 2008

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#3 posted 11-20-2008 04:01 PM

That was really cool. I watched it also.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 11-20-2008 04:42 PM

Here it is.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 11-20-2008 10:45 PM

You couldn’t pay me to try that be I am officially sold. I WANT IT!!

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#6 posted 11-20-2008 11:07 PM

What a cool video. Thanks for posting it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 11-21-2008 04:30 AM

Very cool. One thing though. I’ve seen some of the photos of people who have been saved by this saw and they usually have a little nick on their finger. Most people using a table saw are pushing a piece of stock through the saw a little faster than what is shown in this video. I suspect that if he simulated an actual ripping process, there might be a little blood. Awesome technology.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#8 posted 11-21-2008 04:59 AM

I watched this video with my wife tonight and she told me I need to start saving my money!!
Thanks again for posting!!

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#9 posted 12-11-2008 07:57 PM

Talk about bad Karma. I looked at the SawStop in person on a Friday. The following Sunday I cut my finger on the TS. I have yet to get it but it is on my list. I can say that having experiencing what it feels like there is no way that I would want to test it!

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#10 posted 12-11-2008 10:37 PM

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