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Old 05-19-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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I assume this technology is legit. If it is, holy cow!

How long until OSHA requires this on all table saws sold in the USA?

http://www.wimp.com/amazingtechnology/

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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It's a legitimate product with a lot of believers.

I first saw the product about 4 years ago in 2007. It really works and the first time it saves a finger it is worth the price.

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:45 AM   #3
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It's a legitimate product with a lot of believers.

I first saw the product about 4 years ago in 2007. It really works and the first time it saves a finger it is worth the price.

sawstop.com
Pretty amazing, really!
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I hope that OSHA doesn't mandate this for every tablesaw, as it will price many out of tablesaws. Have you seen the SawStop prices?

Respect the tool.

It is really good technology, for people who can afford it. And for those considering SawStop, they are known to be pretty good saws as well.
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I coulda used that about 3 fingers ago. Ha, ha, ha.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
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Not always true. Accidents still can happen. I know a lot of very good carpenters with a digit missing.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #8
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My husband debated getting one for me. The video was hard to watch, even with just the hot dog. I seem to remember the unit cost for adding the technology was sizable enough to price lots of people out of the table saw market if it was mandated. I'll talk to DH and get the straight dope. He did some research on it.
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My husband debated getting one for me. The video was hard to watch, even with just the hot dog. I seem to remember the unit cost for adding the technology was sizable enough to price lots of people out of the table saw market if it was mandated. I'll talk to DH and get the straight dope. He did some research on it.
Yeah... I'm not big on government restrictions. I don't think it'd be a good idea to mandate these on all table saws.

On the other hand, I have a feeling that there might be insurance incentives for licensed contractors, and construction companies, that could make it worthwhile to buy table saws equipped with this feature.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #10
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I know of a cabinet maker who had one for about a year--He was so happy to unload that machine.

Each 'false alarm' cost $125 --or more--blade and cartridge---Plus down time and set up--

After 8 or 10 false alarms he was back to a standard machine.---Mike---
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Yeah, ruining parts of the machine on false alarm = boo. It seems like there would be a better way. It first I thought it just dropped the blade down below the table surface super-fast. Didn't realize it brought it to a complete halt within a millisecond.
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It's a great idea--However I lost interest when the started lobbing to pass a law that their product must be used in all saws.----We have to many laws already.
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I think it's a cool concept, but isin't the saw finished after it? I would prefer something where you can just reset it. I'm sure there are possibilities of false positives such as if the wood is wet.

I also wonder how well it works when a finger is going fast through it, say you're cutting thin pieces of wood and just passing them through real fast.

I don't think they should make this a law, to me it's up to the user to decide if he wants that extra safety or not. The saws should also have an option to turn it on/off.
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not for the faint of heart

http://www.contractortalk.com/f59/1-...6/#post1148724
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Ouch. I did not read the whole thread, but did he actually cut the fingers right off and they put it back together? I'm sure he'll never feel the same after that.

I kinda like his idea of the metal rod lol, I would so do it. Once the fingers are healed properly, wrap with copper wire, add electricity for a couple minutes, and instant magnetized fingers LOL.

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