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How Safe is a Sawstop Saw? Let’s Find Out in Super Slow Motion (19,000 FPS)

When it comes to the tools that we are using in the garage, there are a variety of different contraptions that we can sign up to add to the collection. Instead of just sticking with the basics, there are all sorts of features that can be added to a traditional tool in order to bring it to a new level. For example, with something like a Sawstop saw, we watch the concept of a tablesaw transformed into something a lot safer.

When it comes down to it, at 67,000 accidents per year, tablesaw accidents account for most of any tool in the garage. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before somebody way smarter than myself was able to come up with a concoction to make sure that people wouldn’t get so hurt by these things.

This time, we get to check in with a safer saw that managers to shut off before a finger can get cut too badly. In this simulation, we find a hot dog used to see if someone would be able to touch the blade.

According to our hosts, one of the big complaints about these demos is that those behind them usually move pretty slow with a hotdog that resembles a finger. In this case, though, we watch as that piece of meat is slung straight at the blade to see if this saw can do its job and save a couple of fingers. To make things even better, the entire thing is shot at 19,000 frames per second so that we can really get an incredibly high-quality slow motion version of the situation to see just how close things really are.

By following along with the video below, we get to watch this amazing technology come together. After checking in with something like this, do you think that you would have what it takes to trust a Sawstop saw?


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