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Posted: 4/12/2007 7:53:34 AM EDT
Try to cut your finger off now!Safe table saw
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 7:55:28 AM EDT
I saw this over a year ago when some university students invented it.

It was a short blurb on some science channel or the news. Pretty neat.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 7:59:40 AM EDT
Damn, that's fast action.


Send this to AR-10 yet?

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=75&t=565547&page=1
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:10:28 AM EDT
Pretty friggin' cool. I wonder what it does to wet wood.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:13:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911Custom:
Pretty friggin' cool. I wonder what it does to wet wood.


Don't put wet wood on any table saw.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:15:13 AM EDT
If he trusts it so much, he should try it with his own finger, not a hot dog.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:16:47 AM EDT
That's incredible!
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:19:11 AM EDT
wtf? How do they expect me to saw my hot dogs in half? Put this idea on the back burner until they can fix out the kinks... lol
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:19:14 AM EDT
That's pretty damn cool. I just hope it doesn't make it's owners complacent (you never know...). They need to test it with a real finger, too.

"What does a good shop teacher do?"
"He tests his equipment?"
"That's right! He tests his equipment!"

"How's your cutting today Thorny?"
"Not bad"
"What about that little guy?"
"Oh that? Oh, I wouldn't worry about that."
"Good enough for me!"


Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:21:32 AM EDT
I bet they designed this so if you really do get your finger into it and it trips, You have to scrap the saw, and buy a new one.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:23:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911Custom:
Pretty friggin' cool. I wonder what it does to wet wood.


There is an override you can engage when cutting conductive material and a test mode to see if what you're going to cut will trip the system or not.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:23:25 AM EDT
i talk to some people online and they went to demos and it cut the hotdog in half at the demo.

Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:23:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By indianaman:
I bet they designed this so if you really do get your finger into it and it trips, You have to scrap the saw, and buy a new one.

Atleast the blade part
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:25:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By indianaman:
I bet they designed this so if you really do get your finger into it and it trips, You have to scrap the saw, and buy a new one.


You just have to buy a new firing cartridge and most likely a new blade. I forget the price, but I think it's less than $50 for the cartridge. However, I imagine repeated uses would not be good for the motor.

A lot better than being called Stumpy.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:27:30 AM EDT
I was reading on a woodworking forum that the brake unit is replacable.


It's not known if the shaft the blade is on is replaced or not. There was concerns that the shaft would get bent during the stopping action.


Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:27:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
i talk to some people online and they went to demos and it cut the hotdog in half at the demo.



Another good reason to not become complacent with shop safety.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:41:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MALT0SE:
If he trusts it so much, he should try it with his own finger, not a hot dog.



Cause it still cut the hotdog
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:41:36 AM EDT
Just be careful with your standard table saw and everything will be fine.
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:44:13 AM EDT
dam
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 8:47:26 AM EDT
They have this saw setup at one of the local wood working shops around here.

Pretty cool looking system but the price is really prohibitive (something like 3.5x more than a Delta X5 unisaw, which puts it around $4K IIRC).
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 9:07:18 AM EDT
yeah electronic parts DON't go bad either
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 9:14:11 AM EDT
blah..

cut it off.. they grow back .


www.indianahorserescue.com/research/stemsubject1.htm
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 9:15:24 AM EDT
I saw it back in like 2004, but I lost it and have been wanting to find it again. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 7:50:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Just be careful with your standard table saw and everything will be fine.


There you go again injecting common sense into everything.




Trusting technology is not wise as when you need it most and it fails you will pay dearly. Use guards and sticks and "due diligence" and you will be fine. More mamby pamby nanny state kommie pinko bullshit.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 8:05:03 PM EDT
there's just some places you shouldn't be sticking your Oscar Meyer wiener at
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 8:20:05 PM EDT
Without even looking at the link, the retracting blade concept seemed great, but their marketing effort was to try to force it down the throats of consumers by legislation. FEMA table saw boolshitskievski...

Push sticks, push blocks, finger awareness, fences, etc will save your fingers.

Blinging safety devices will not.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 8:23:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2007 8:25:39 PM EDT by Throttle-Junkie]
I saw this in a mechanical engineering magazine two years ago.



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