If you’re anything like me, you appreciate a nicely built power tool. Seriously, I love the smell of a workshop in the morning! Of course, I’m not as big of a fan of all the bleeding that normally occurs in said workshop… and I tend to do that a lot while I’m building things.
So, anything that can be done to increase the safety of a power tool is a good thing. And the table saw is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in the world! 60,000 table saw accidents occur every year – that’s one every 9 minutes.
Now there is an answer to this problem. The SawStop.
SawStop Saws are the most advanced saws in the world. Each saw is equipped with a safety system that detects when someone accidentally contacts the spinning saw blade, and then stops the blade in milliseconds.
This video tells the entire story, but if you want to see the SawStop in action skip right to the 4:05 mark and check out this incredible piece of machinery.
This one comes courtesy of my neighbor Steve, who knows what a power tool freak I am. :-)