We are very pleased to announce that we will be adding a super-cool piece of equipment to DT studios next year. It’s called the SawStop!
This industrial strength table saw is not only an outstanding saw but also has some amazing safety features. It has a computerized “brain” that fully scans the machine to make sure that everything is safe before turning on, provides excellent guards and anti-kickback protection and, definitely the coolest feature of all, it actually runs a small electronic current through the blade for user protection too. If anything were to remove current from the blade (like your finger) the blade instantly stops, drops below the table and latches into an aluminum brake. This all happens in 5 milliseconds! Much like an airbag in a car, it’s a safety feature we hope we never have to use but will be very glad it’s there if we do.
For more info watch the “How it works” videos on their website – http://www.sawstop.com/
On a personal note, Mr. Dent used one of these for about 3 years in the school where he worked before coming to Sage. In his opinion, even without all the awesome safety features, this is the best table saw he’s ever used!