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Forum topic by clin posted 11-01-2017 10:47 PM 1362 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2017 10:47 PM

No, I didn’t trigger the brake. I remembered it might be a possibility when cutting pressure treated wood.

I had to rip some 4×6, pressure treated wood down. I recalled it might be an issue, so set the SawStop in bypass mode.

For those unfamiliar, this mode disables the safety break, but it will still sense and provide a blinking red light IF it would of triggered.

Sure enough, the indicator said it would have triggered. According to the SawStop manual, this is a result of the wetness of fresh pressure treated wood and the chemicals being somewhat conductive.

The wood was definitely quite wet. I’m not sure a completely water logged piece of wood could have much more water in it than this stuff. I almost expected to see a puddle under the stack at Home Depot.

Anyway, just a reminder for the SawStop users to watch out for pressure treated and wet wood.

-- Clin

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