The system does indeed destroy the blade when it fires (correctly or
incorrectly). The blade is embedded into I believe an aluminum brake
shoe of sorts, about the only way to stop it that fast.
I prefer the most reliable safety system i.e. intelligence. I do not
place any part of my body in the "line of fire" of the saw blade when I
use my saw. This includes not standing in the potential path of thrown
wood or blade teeth in addition to keeping fingers safely away from the
It's ok Jack, some people have issues. I have a SawStop TS and I'm
quite happy with it. I may not agree with all their ideals (we must
require everyone buy our technology) but they make a very nice saw. I
justified the price (~4000 including extension table, 5HP motor, and
shipping) by the fact that as a software developer, losing the use of
my hand, even temporarily would seriously interfer with my work. And
the cost of a single injury could well outweigh the cost of the saw.
I'm still cautious when working with it as the technology is not
failsafe, but if I scrwe up, it's there.
When SawStop first announced their technology there was a long, long,
long discussion here about it. They tried lobbying the US gov't to make
their invention mandatory on table saws.
Many people objected to this.
Add to that the fact that they took forever to come up with an actual
saw that one could buy...
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain.
The saw is a very interesting concept and I would consider it amongst
others if I were in the market for a new saw. Thank you for bringing it
up. Good for the company trying to increase there market share. Good
for the government not mandating the use. Being a new number of this
group I cant say that I am impressed. For the original author of this
tread to be blamed because the topic had allready been discussed is
poor at best. Do I need to research a topic before throwing it out to
this group to see if it had been talked about last year? Swearing, name
calling, and politics etc need to be eliminated somehow. The
woodturning group and others that I've seen dont have this stuff going
on. Is it because there list Mom throws them off? Maybe. Is there a
woodworking group that talks woodworking without trying to one up each
other? Please tell me so I can switch groups. Granted that its a small
amount of imature people that I question, but to have a higher level of
discussion the garbage needs to go. Is there a way to set rules and
abide by them? Happy woodworking to all.
I'm afraid you can forget about getting rid of the garbage. I've been
mostly lurking here for several years, and in spite of the garbage,
there are some really helpful and knowledgeable people here. This is a
pretty good place, you just have to learn to watch where you step.
ROTFLMAO...... Cover up the name on the saw so that the person being
interrogated would not know that he was safe. It would also satisfy all the
people that have concerns for the safety of people that break the law.
Sounds ripe for Saturday Night Live, right along side reruns of the old
spoof of the DieHard battery commercial. Old people using DieHard
batteries to power their pace makers standing in a foggy field in the dark.
Well, shit. I please call my sainted Mother and ask her why she has
been calling me Robert for the last 50 years. According to my Dad,
naming me that was her idea, so she probably knows the truth.
Now help me out here. WTF should I tell my Mom (if she isn't behind
this) when I tell her Robert isn't my real name? Should I stop putting
it at the end of every post?
WTF do you care? Do you want to call him up in the wee hours of
the morning as spammers have done when they know who is sending
complaints to their ISP?
If you have a complaint about a UseNet article, you can complain to
the ISP through which it was posted and they can consult their
logs to determine whose account is responsible. They can do that
no matter what username is being used by the author.
An ISP that refuses to act on legitimate abuse complaints about
an account with a username that is a first name only, nickname
only, or an alias, will ALSO refuse to take action if the username
is the person's true legal name, don't you think?
Suppose >>>> ROBERT <<<<< actually 'signed' his articles
Besides, with but a modicum of cleverness, >>>> ROBERT <<<<<
could 'sign' his articles 'Dave Balderstone'. Which is why *I*
post under an alias.
Mind the line-wrap:
There some people that actually believe that using and showing your whole
name makes your comments more credible. What cracks me up is that whether
you use your own whole name or some one else's whole name they will never
know the difference.
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