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#1 posted 03-16-2015 10:02 PM

I don’t think SawStop stands a chance if they choose to do a lawsuit. The technology Bosch is talking about is exactly what the airbag industry uses, and is in no way similar to clamping a moving object to stop. That would be more like the automatic braking systems that are starting to pop up in cars when the car detects an oncoming crash.

In this case, instead of sending an inflatable bag into your face in a few milliseconds, they are retracting a blade with the same technology. The SawStop technology seems to be totally different, save that the two only cross with the grounding effect of a finger touching the blade. In this case, that is fairly general and I would hope that Bosch becomes the second of what will surely become a multitude of saw manufacturers in the future who will have this finger saving technology. Maybe it will even be cheaper if they start to sell a line of table saws.

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