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    Time Warp on Discovery

    Welp ... it's proven, now.

    SawStop

    Steve Gass

    A high speed camera.


    And ...


    STEVE'S ACTUAL FINGER

    Not even a nick ...he didn't even jump.

    Just in case it was a rumor that he actually did stick his finger in it .. it's now on film. Crazy!
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    Did you notice he stuck his hand in some type of liquid in a bucket? I wonder if it was to make sure there was enough moisture and salt to make sure it triggered very quickly. Still impressive, not sure I would of done it dripping wet.
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    Found it:

    Here it is on Youtube.


    Ouch!
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Yup so now why would anyone that does not have a TS or is intent on buying a new TS not buy one of these Sawstop units. No brainer to me. What is the value of the 10 digits you have on your hand?
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    It works.
    An improvement would be to make it available in a more affordable version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    It works.
    An improvement would be to make it available in a more affordable version.
    They did, Frank. This summer(?) they released the contractor-saw version of the sawstop saw. I think it is priced somewhere around half the price of the original cabinet saw.

    In fact, a Contractor saw is what they were using in that video.

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    Can't humidity play tricks on these saws? Since it looking for moisture to trigger the failure.
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    Amazing!!!

    I never really knew how it worked before. Very Cool! Of course now I'm going to have nightmares of this happening on my TS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Beaver View Post
    Can't humidity play tricks on these saws? Since it looking for moisture to trigger the failure.
    Not quite. It's not moisture it senses, but capacitance. From their "How it works" page:

    The SawStop safety system includes an electronic detection system that detects when a person contacts the blade. The system induces an electrical signal onto the blade and then monitors that signal for changes. The human body has a relatively large inherent electrical capacitance and conductivity which cause the signal to drop when a person contacts the blade. Wood has a relatively small inherent capacitance and conductivity and does not cause the signal to drop.
    http://www.sawstop.com/how-it-works-overview.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Found it:

    Here it is on Youtube.


    Ouch!
    Thanks for finding it, sir! I looked for a bit last night and couldn't see it.
    Jason Beam
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