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09-03-2011 02:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip

from fine woodworking magazine this morning (online)

here is finally a realistic way to stop the table saw blade


it can be added and changed from tool to tool

(i don’t know how to add the video
so here is a link)

work safe please

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 02:42 PM

I’ve seen this before, and can’t wait for it to come on the market. Can’t be used with a sled or tenoning jig, but both are safety devices in their own way.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 02:48 PM

Thats neat. I wonder how much they will cost?

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 02:58 PM

I’ve seen this before as well on YouTube. I think it’s a great product, but I don’t think it’s for me. I do like my fingers on my hands, but I’m not the blade guard type. I’ve never used blade guards on my table saws. I don’t think I could get use to one. If my young nephews were using my table saw, then yes, I would definitely get this.

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 03:22 PM

Also have seen this before and I think it another great alternative for safety enhancement.
The fact it can be fitted to an existing saw is great. And being able to get right back to work after tripping is a major plus, cause it seems I’m always behind schedule.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 04:16 PM

That’s pretty cool. That light inside the guard is a great feature on it’s own. I’d probably buy one for my kids. I’m sometimes concerned about my kid’s seemingly inadequate level of respect for the potential danger of a table saw. Getting to comfortable with danger is never a good thing. I nipped the end of my finger as a teenager and I’ve never forgotten it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 06:11 PM

Hi David. Thanks for sharing this. It’s my first view of this wonderful technology. When I bought my first table saw two years ago it came down to the Powermatic 2000 or the SawStop. I opted for the PM and love the tool. However, after about a year I was having regrets and wished I had gone with the SawStop soley for safety reasons. It has been my hope that some sort of retrofit would one day be available for all saws. Perhaps this is it!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 09-03-2011 06:21 PM

thankĀ“s for the tip David :-)


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#8 posted 09-03-2011 06:24 PM

As presented it only works on universal motors. Might be a complicated conversion to adapt it to induction motors.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 09-03-2011 06:25 PM

There you go David:

Right click embeded hot mail…:)

I posted this video in a forum about six months ago to a year ago, I was surprised on how negative
a lot of people were about it. I think the concept is great.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 09-03-2011 06:29 PM

I’ve seen it before too…

... looks like it may be better than or just as good as SawStop!

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#11 posted 09-03-2011 06:56 PM

In the video he clearly states that this safety device is intended for portable table saws. I wonder why. Is there something about this device that makes it inappropriate for a cabinet saw other than you cannot use a sled or tenoning jig?

Also, I wonder if the whole thing can be easily removed if one wanted to use a sled or tenoning jig.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 09-03-2011 07:01 PM

I have seen that before. Sure sems to be a lot better idea to me. But there wil be cuts when the sesning guard needs to be removedl ie, cutting tenons.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 09-03-2011 07:18 PM

@rich – it’s because portable saws generally use universal motors. If the power input to such a motor is shorted (after disconnecting from power source) the motor will self brake and stop almost instantaneously. A capacitor start induction run motor that most contractor and cabinet saws is a different animal and shorting the terminals will not affect its run down.

-- Joe

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#14 posted 09-03-2011 07:26 PM

He says that it works by tapping into the wires of the motor to “reverse” it when the sensor goes off. This is probably different on universal motors than with our big boy saws…though I’m sure it could eventually be adapted.

Still, meh. A blade guard itself would likely keep my fingers intact. Not sure why I’d need the extra stop feature with the blade guard attached? Honestly, I’m not a fan of blade guards anyway, because most of my cuts trim off small slices than get caught IN the guard. The Sawstop method would be more likely to protect an idiot like me.

-- jay,

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#15 posted 09-03-2011 11:40 PM

I want one.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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