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On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby rgulley » Tue May 28, 2013 12:02 pm

I've done a lot of cutting with my SawStop saw and it hasn't backed up from anything. This Memorial Day weekend I got to test the saw's emergency stop feature - it's claim to fame. I had been ripping a lot of oak and I guess I got a little too complacent. By the time I realized my hands were too close to the blade, I heard a sharp BAM and the blade disappeared. I had felt the blade touch the index finger on my left hand, but when I looked at it there wasn't a scratch - not a trace that I had touched the blade. Of course, I had just put a new blade on the saw, so the incident cost me about $100. I barely had the blade above the work, so the cut would not have been bad, but for a $100, there was no cut, no blood, no visit to the emergency room. I'm glad I made the purchase.

BTW, the blade still looks good. No apparent bend, no carbide chips and no loose teeth. I still have trepidation about spinning it up though.

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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby loyd » Tue May 28, 2013 3:18 pm

Seems like you dodged a bullet. One wonders though if there's another one lurking in that blade. Hmmmmmmmm! 8-)
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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby sid_matheny » Tue May 28, 2013 4:02 pm

Looks like it paid off! Trips to the ER are no fun.

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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby sdunn » Tue May 28, 2013 4:54 pm

I would swap a hundred bucks for a finger or worse anytime!
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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby loyd » Tue May 28, 2013 7:28 pm

Amen!
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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby mrl » Tue May 28, 2013 8:03 pm

this is spoist to be a test not the acual emugery thank God this was a test not an er....
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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby southpaw57 » Thu May 30, 2013 6:49 am

Great purchase, Richard. ;)
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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby loyd » Thu May 30, 2013 6:58 am

What's the horsepower of that machine?
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Re: On site test of SawStop capabilities

Postby rgulley » Thu May 30, 2013 8:40 am

I have the 3 hp cabinet model.
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