SawStop Cabinet Saw

What we like (and dislike) about this revolutionary machine.
By the Popular Woodworking staff
Pages: 86-87

From the October 2005 issue #150
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A safe table saw – that’s the holy grail of woodworking machinery, and that’s how many woodworkers view the SawStop cabinet saw. We’ve spent the last three months using the SawStop cabinet saw in our shop daily. We’re impressed, but we also have some improvements to suggest.

But first, let’s look at the concept behind the SawStop safety system. An electrical signal is passed through the blade and this signal is monitored for changes in conductivity. Wood and humans have significantly different electrical conductivity signals, and the SawStop system is able to recognize this difference.

From the October 2005 issue #150
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