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 Subject : Re:Re:How safe is a Sawstop?.. 10/15/2021 02:32:53 PM 
TERRY WELLMAN
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Yeah, the kickback on an ICS with 5 or 7 HP will definitely leave an indelible impression upon the receiver.
 Subject : Re:How safe is a Sawstop?.. 10/15/2021 01:40:19 PM 
Jenny Tommos
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We have one in our communal shop in our coop. It's a great saw, but not idiot proof, in particular for amateurs/novices. People still don't comprehend kick-back, and stand in the 'line of fire', do unsafe stuff with warped wood, or stuff that is too skinny and flexible.

The aluminum blocks are not cheap, I think they're $80 a pop. The aluminum will trash the blade. One guy triggered it by cutting somewhat gilded frame stock. Moist wood will do the same.

We just bought a router table addition to ours, saving floor space in a small shop. The router drops down when not used, very sturdy, very clever.

If anyone is considering upgrading their table saw, I would definitely recommend a SawStop.
 Subject : Re:Re:Re:How safe is a Sawstop?.. 10/15/2021 01:11:27 PM 
BRUCE WILLEY
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I saw a live demo of the Sawstop at a trade show. The loud bang when it goes off is impressive! The person demonstrating it had a hot dog against a piece of plywood on a miter and slammed it into the blade as fast and hard as she could. I just hope she never forgets to put the hot dog on there because without it the kickback of the piece of plywood could kill her or somebody standing behind the saw, where all the viewers were standing. Yikes!
 Subject : Re:Re:How safe is a Sawstop?.. 10/15/2021 11:58:35 AM 
Roy
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I can say from experience that they work!!!

I live at a Home for Adults. We have a wood shop. Having been using machine tool, since I was 13, (93 now), I took over the care and maintaining
of the shops tools. I could see the place for a "Safty Saw" in our shop.
Guess who was the first to test it? I had made some 300 cuts for a project. it was late in the afternoon. I was making the last cut when the only thing in the shop that was running was the dust collector! The blade of the saw was missing!! I took out the deck part and there was the saw, jammed into the block of Aluminum!!! I looked at my hand and could find NO cut, bruse of any kind!!! I called Sawstopand told them what happened. they told me how to remove the stop from the blade. then since the blade had touched my finger, they could read the event from the software and send me a replacement!! I'm sold on Sawstop!!!
 Subject : Re:How safe is a Sawstop?.. 10/14/2021 08:54:28 PM 
TERRY WELLMAN
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Lest anyone think that this video is doctored, it's not. I saw (no pun intended) the same results when I attended a woodworking show that had a SawStop booth.

I have the exact model that is featured in the video. Mine was purchased with the goal of self preservation in a one person model shop.
I really don't want to risk losing a digit or worse, going into shock, not being able to dial 911 due to being in shock, bleeding out, and croaking. All of the table saws that SawStop makes have the same technology that saves you from serious injury if you come into contact with blade. It's that good and more.

With the 5HP motor, I have yet to find a material(ferrous not included) that this saw cannot cut through with ease. The table is larger than a Delta Unisaw or a Powermatic 66. I purchased the 52" fence with table extension as well as the overhead dust collector. I'm able to cut Modulan 1200 (75lb density) and 2" rock maple with ease. With overhead and bottom dust collection, your field of vision is not compromised. Overall, this is an awesome tool that sees a lot of non-eventful action in my shop.
 Subject : How safe is a Sawstop?.. 10/14/2021 06:33:07 PM 
BRUCE WILLEY
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This guy spent some serious money on Sawstop cartridges and renting a super-high-speed camera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYLAi4jwXcs&ab_channel=JonathanKatz-Moses
 
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