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bbasiaga

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 05:57 PM

It’s reliable enough that most people on the Internet are worried about false positives/inadvertent trips.

The circuit itself probably has been tested to one failure in 10,000 or 100,000 , which would be 99.9999 or 99.99999% reliable. I don’t know this for a fact, but that is typical for things like airbags and explosion prevention systems which use similar curcuitry.

My thoughts are that Gass did not sell out over this fear. The saw has been on the market a long time now, and cut hundreds of thousands of hot dogs. If it didn’t work, the haters would have made sure we know about it. The sale to Festool parent was probably about cashing in, free capital to grow the business, and access to international markets.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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