I came across this video on reddit the other day, and I don't think it has been posted here:
The first 2 minutes are the same Bosch commercial (with the pounding music) that Ted posted over in the sawstop competition thread.
However, if you fast forward through that, AFTER that section there is a show floor demo -- looks like shaky amateur video -- showing the classic hot-dog type test.
They do the test twice, showing that the blade is not damaged, but watch carefully. The first time they test it is a misfire -- the blade has NOT touched the hotdog.
There was speculation in the reddit comments that the blade touched the guard, but with the quality of video you really can't tell.
Still it was interesting demo. Still, a few things missing:
- I wish they had shown a closeup of the hotdog afterwards
- I wish they would push the wood through a bit faster, to show again how little damage occurs
- I'd like to know exactly how fast the blade drops, as milliseconds count.