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The Day my SawStop Paid for Itself

12-18-2012 11:41 PM by Mark Smith | 53 comments »

Well, looks like I made a good investment when I decided to get the SawStop. Since I managed to fire off a safety cartridge and destroy a sawblade I figure I’ll share with you guys how stupid I was today. I was cutting a piece of walnut into strips for a cutting board. The cut was 1 1/4 inches wide. The board I was ripping was 3”. The blade safety guard was in place and I was using my plastic push stick. But because the blade guard is so close to the fence, when I get to the end of the piece of wood I had to change the plastic stick out for a long thin wood stick that I use to push the cut piece on past the blade. The stick is long enough to keep my right hand well aw...

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