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Posted on How safe is Sawstop?

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 03:46 AM

SawStop technology will not prevent kickback, which is probably encountered more often than run-ins with the blade. That’s what a riving knife is for. And yes, I’m aware that SS has a riving knife.

Without faulting the safety of Sawstop, I still say I like the Bosch technology (Reax) better. If you can simply drop the blade below the table, why slam it into an aluminum block to stop it, likely damaging the blade, and (I can’t help wondering), maybe other components too, such as arbor or bearings?

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