Saw Stop

Saw Stop

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu May 09, 2013 8:29 pm

This is cool...

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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: jpete On: Thu May 09, 2013 8:32 pm

That guy went to every saw manufacturer in business and they all turned this technology down. So he built his own.

We had one at the place I used to work and the school has at least half a dozen of them. Maybe more.

They aren't cheap but it beats paying for missing fingers!
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: KLook On: Thu May 09, 2013 9:00 pm

The guy that came here to work with me has seen it work in cabinet shops and yacht shops. It is not as expensive as the other results. A guy recently stuck his fingers in a dado blade in the shop I work out of.

Kevin
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Fri May 10, 2013 7:15 am

A friend of mine recently lost 3 on his dominant hand and from what I saw,nobody in their right mind,given the choice of loosing part of the body or paying the dollars would keep the dollars. Mike
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri May 10, 2013 10:53 am

Didn't we have a thread on this last year? There were all kinds of videos posted for it.
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri May 10, 2013 3:18 pm

how much is it? does it ruin your saw if its activated by accident (I see parts flying and bearing being torqued N twisted) ? I do agree for schools this is a no brainer! I persoanlly would not pay alot of extra money (maybe $100-$500 is fair for the feature but something tells me it prolly $2k per saw :lol: ), I would never cut anything I was not comfortable with.
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 10, 2013 3:42 pm

dcrane wrote:how much is it? does it ruin your saw if its activated by accident (I see parts flying and bearing being torqued N twisted) ?


The blade is toast along with the brake, it's uses an aluminum block that goes right into the blade. It's great idea if you can afford it. They don't have any cheap ones and I have no idea how good the saws are if you were comparing to other saws.

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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: jpete On: Fri May 10, 2013 4:06 pm

dcrane wrote:how much is it? does it ruin your saw if its activated by accident (I see parts flying and bearing being torqued N twisted) ? I do agree for schools this is a no brainer! I persoanlly would not pay alot of extra money (maybe $100-$500 is fair for the feature but something tells me it prolly $2k per saw :lol: ), I would never cut anything I was not comfortable with.


It's not an attachment for any other table saw. It's the whole table saw. And they are priced anywhere between $1600 and $3000. They are built and priced in line with most other "professional duty" table saws I've seen.

http://www.woodcraft.com/brands/2390/sawstop.aspx

A replacement cartridge is $70.

I've "heard" that if you cut particularly wet wood, it can trigger the safety but I can't verify that.

I'll stick with my $100 Craftsman saw. :D
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri May 10, 2013 4:11 pm

dcrane wrote:how much is it? does it ruin your saw if its activated by accident (I see parts flying and bearing being torqued N twisted) ? I do agree for schools this is a no brainer! I persoanlly would not pay alot of extra money (maybe $100-$500 is fair for the feature but something tells me it prolly $2k per saw :lol: ), I would never cut anything I was not comfortable with.


I don't know if you been to the hospital lately, but to have a finger removed or sewen back on will cost around $50,000.00 and not to have proper use of your hand ever again.The cost of the saw and safty feature is very reasonable,but common sence is always needed around equiptment,and accidents do happen.
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri May 10, 2013 5:48 pm

It is a high end cabinet saw and its performance has been compared favorably with other cabinet saws. Price is in the same range as the other saws in its class, a little higher, but not outrageous.
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri May 10, 2013 7:36 pm

I tried to remove my index finger at the knuckle when I was 15. A piece of sheet metal fell and severed the tendons and dislocated the knuckle. I was told I would never have full use of it. It took a good 10 or more years of turning wrenches before it would close all the way around a wrench. I still have limited feeling in it. But I am happy to still have them all. If I used tables saws professionally or needed them for business with employees I would gladly invest in a saw stop.
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 10, 2013 8:25 pm

Think that saw would score bonus points with the insurance company. :idea: More $$$ in the pocket.

For me, I'll just watch my damn fingers. :lol:
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: KLook On: Fri May 10, 2013 8:28 pm

The problem is sometimes you watch them fall in the sawdust.

Kevin
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 10, 2013 8:31 pm

Not if you keep them out of the blade! :D
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Re: Saw Stop

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri May 10, 2013 9:41 pm

Besides a chain saw, probably the most dangerous saw we operate. I've got quite a bit of experience using a table saw and you must respect them. I have all my digits but I know several who do not. Cool system but no substitute for diciplined use by the book for using one. Hard to go wrong if you follow the rules.
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