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#1 posted 08-18-2017 04:23 AM

I have a SS cabinet saw. Luckily I haven’t experienced an incident with flesh. However, I was cutting a tricky angle with a tenoning jig and wasn’t paying attention on setup. The blade touched the jig (dado insert and blades) and disappeared abruptly as soon as the metal made contact with the blade. I could not see even a paint chip on the tenoning jig. The brake slammed up and the inertia retracted the blade before I knew what happened. $89 for a new aluminum brake, blade was salvageable. Fingers, I still have 10. If a high quality saw sells for the same price as other high quality saws, and throws in tis safety feature, why not buy it. As someone mentioned earlier, your ER bill will be far more expensive than the saw, not to mention the embarrassment of having to explain that your circumvented safety because you thought it was a gimmick. Why risk it. If the saw were an inferior saw, well maybe a case. But this saw is fantastic and will work one to one with any saw out there.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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