...and you'd want to see that video? Hmmm. And wouldn't a true
endorsement be in a true life situation? I don't know too many nudist
woodworkers. Sawdust gets in the pubes and other places that a dust
collector would refuse to go.
Okay already...we know it works.
But what I am hearing, from all over, is that it is an exceptional
piece of equipment as a saw.
Right up there with General 650 etc.
A 'TRUE' endorsement of the builder's confidence would be if he were
to demo it with his dick.
THAT would be cringe-worthy... after all, he's got ten fingers.....
Let me ask/tell you something here, where are you going to find anything but
a limp weiner to face the spinning blade. I think even the most inflated
ego would soon result in a deflated weiner regardless of which d'erection it
approached a spinning saw blade.
If you watch closely, not much was at risk. He approached with the
tip of his finger. Worst that could happen would be a cut, not
severance of the finger. He also touched the side of the blade, not
the tip. That demo was a trick.
So you're man enough to have just stuck your finger right on in there, eh? He
than I would have been able to go.
Surely by now we have some real-world accounts of how the Saw-Stop has saved
serious harm? Or do we only have demos to reassure us?
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
To reply, eat the taco.
I am sure he wanted to limit the damage, should more than designed occur but
he did wait until the sweat from his hand triggered it, unlike a real
I would like to see a piece of steak swung into the blade at a "real" human
reaction speed like somebody jumping back from a kick-back pulling their
hand back as fast as their nervous system will react. My guess is it would
still mangle the finger but not take the second one off. My felling is
nobody slowly feeds their finger into the TS blade a a slow speed. Accidents
are when the "shit hits the fan" and the human reacts, nervously.
Sawstop shown in Time Warp photography.
OK, it is an electrical circut completion that triggers the safety
What if you have no contact with the table top but just the blade?
Notice his hand is resting on the table top.
What if you are using a wooden sled? Does it stil work?
What if you are standing on a rubber mat?
All that said, I too am pretty sure next new TS purchase would have to
be a sawstop, especially if I go into a business situation where I am
asking\hiring others to run the tool. Fortunately I don't thnk anyone
is making a saw any better. The commercial Sawstaop is a beautiful
fricking saw, brake or not. Not worth an extra grand on it's own but
the brake feature is worth a finger, a new blade and hunk of aluminum.
It's capacitive, like those lamps where you touch the base to turn it
on or off. Your body has electrical current. You could be wearing
rubber soled shoes and it still works. You don't need to be grounded.
OK, somewhere I saved one of the Patents...ah, here's the pertinent
section from the Disclosure section--
"The detection subsystem includes a sensor assembly, such as contact
detection plates 44 and 46 , capacitively coupled to blade 40 to
detect any contact between the user's body and the blade. Typically, the
blade, or some larger portion of cutting tool 14 is electrically
isolated from the remainder of miter saw 10 . Alternatively, detection
subsystem 22 may include a different sensor assembly configured to
detect contact in other ways, such as optically, resistively, etc. In
any event, the detection subsystem is adapted to transmit a signal to
control subsystem 26 when contact between the user and the blade is
AFAIK, the only ones on the market use the capacitively-coupled
embodiment rather than resistive or optical.
Primarily the physical causative factor of the body capacitance
instigating trip is owing to the water content of flesh; one of the
features of the saw (at least initially, I presume still is altho I've
not looked at one in detail since shortly after initial introduction) is
a bypass switch so it won't be triggered falsely when cutting, say,
construction treated tubafores or similar that are wet. Of course,
using that is a conundrum since it prevents a real trip if one were
required as well...
That's probably more than I know... :)
I _think_ all are based on passive capacitance change as somebody else
similar to the lamp switch effect. There are active capacitative
proximity sensors, but they're measuring a field change.
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