I said it "might" be as simple as clipping a couple of wires. Defeating the
saw stop may require buying an add-on electronic module or maybe just
removing the whole mechanism.
And how does that conversation differ from one that would take place after
the owner removes the blade guard/splitter? Removing blade guards is quite
common; I've never seen a table saw in use (or for sale on Craigslist) that
had it's blade guard in place.
My impression is that neither conversation would take place because the saw
owner realizes the cause of the injury is entirely his.
That is why you would disable the safety feature???
And as far as whether you consider it a premium priced saw or not, I
don't think it does. That is strictly a personal preference call. If
you don't want to spend the money, buy a used saw or buy the saw you
want now in the event that this is required in the future. Or wait and
Answer me this: Wouldn't a sliding table result in the same number - or
close thereto - of reduced accidents as a SawStop?
How many manufacturers provide a crosscut for their economy saws - even at
Here's one for a Delta that costs as much as a SawStop
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Or, you can build your own for ten bucks
A table saw sled encourages you to keep your fingers away from the blade -
and still make the desired cut.
But you may be right. I suspect the majority of injuries occur when ripping
a (narrow) board. Sleds don't work for squat when ripping.
Contact SawStop and ask them how many false stops that they have not
helped the owner out with. From what I have always heard by those that
had a story to go with the situation, SawStop always provided the
If those were false positives, then SawStop is the responsible party.
But just try to get blood out of a gilded turnip.
The most decisive actions of our life - I mean those that are most
likely to decide the whole course of our future - are, more often
than not, unconsidered.
-- Andre Gide
On 10/9/2011 10:27 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am thinking more in lines of, what if whose fault it cannot be proven
one way or the other. Perhaps the blade was touched and it was not
actually a false trip. It is not uncommon for a manufacturer to give
the customer the benefit of the doubt and replace parts but not accessories.
On 10/9/2011 4:31 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Consider the fact that you CAN touch the spinning blade and set off the
trigger and you can touch the spinning blade with out harm on regular
saw. If you touch the mid side of the blade there are no teeth. There
are no guarantees either way but it is in Sawstops best interest to
assist in questionable incidents but not take full responsibility.
Personally I don't know if they have replaced the blades in the past or
not but the early owners that were having false triggers were happily
reporting the participating by Sawstop to remedy the situation. They
seemed content with the steps taken by Sawstop.
Until you own the product you really can't piss and moan about what
might or might not be a fact about their customer service after the
sale. By all indicators that I have read a vast majority of the owners
are more than satisfied.
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