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SawStop Creator Shoves Finger Into Blade

While I love power tools of all shapes and sizes, I don’t own many due to the lack of a workspace in my home. However, I did take enough shop classes in high school to know what a sharp metal blade can do to your finger. That’s why inventor Steve Gass created the SawStop, a mechanism that senses electrical conductivity ...

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Limb-saving table saw knows the difference between a hand and wood

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Mostly because the power tools and other equipment they use is so damn dangerous. A small company called SawStop has invented a table saw that only cuts wood, leaving limbs untouched. The table saw works by sensing electrical currents. When the blade touches something that conducts a current, such ...

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