Has anyone heard or read about anyone saving their fingers/hand on one
of these machines? There are so many comments on the other posts about
its merit and whether it should be a mandatory feature for new saws but
has it worked? And I'm not concerned about the number of hotdogs saved
or the number of false firings from damp wood, etc.
Thanks in advance for any true anecdotes.
I don't doubt the anecdotes that are reported are basically factual but
it doesn't tell too much other than there are at least a few "saves" or
"minimizations". There's no data on total operations or even sales
afaict so nothing more than there being some anecdotes is really a
conclusion that can be drawn. It's as if only the total number of
traffic fatalities were reported w/o any estimates of mileage traveled,
And, even if there are a number of incidents reported here in response
to OP, there's the same problem of not having any idea of what the
overall population or usage is other than some (presumably pretty
small) subset of the (unknown) total.
I'd guess it's pretty reliable. It's data that could be easily checked. I
doubt SawStop is going to post false information that is so easily verified.
But as others have said, it's certainly not a case study. But the question
was basically has it ever worked and the answer, of course, is yes.
Yes there was a poster here that bought one/some for his business. He had
commented that he was having misfires and SawStop worked with him to remedy
the situation. They sent replacement cartridges and IIRC some kind of diode
to fix the false triggers. Seems that the electronic wrist watch some one
was wearing was setting the brake off. Seems a though that same person had
a trigger some days later that saved his hand.
"and whether it should be a mandatory feature for new saws "
I would assume that it has a patent. We have enough government
regulations why add more.If the right designed catchers mask prevented
kickback accidents should it be a law.Woodturners use mask because its
smart not the law.
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