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SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

comments (0) June 16th, 2009 in Blogs
RYagid Rob Yagid , senior editor

Produced by: Time Warp on Discovery Channel

We’ve all heard about the technology behind the SawStop table saw. A lot of us have even seen the famed hot dog video somewhere on the internet.

I’m happy a tool like this exists. I’m especially happy that we have a SawStop back in the shop here at the office. But I have to be honest; I always questioned whether the SawStop would really work if my finger slipped into the blade.

Well, after watching the above clip on YouTube of an episode of the Discovery Channel's Time Warp series, my skepticism has been quelled. SawStop inventor Steve Gass demonstrates how the saw's blade-stopping technology works, using his own finger to set off the blade lock.

Do any of you have the SawStop? Has anyone tripped the stopping mechanism? This video is wild.

posted in: Blogs, circular saw, tablesaws, SawStop