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Old 09-09-2016, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you have a "saw-stop" saw?

If so, you might want to be careful about cutting some pen blanks.

I got a report from a friend, stating that the metal in tru-stone blanks truly is conductive!! He knows this, because cutting a gold web blank, his saw stop stopped!!

So, don't cut your blanks on THAT saw!!

Saved you a few bucks, again
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When in doubt put the saw in test mode and touch the blank or part of the blank you suspect might be conductive to the stationary blade. It'll flash red if the brake would trip.
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Or just turn it off. If the material is suspect. You did not hear that from me. LAWSUIT
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No law suit if it is deliberately turned off. Yes lawsuit if it failed to work when turned on. ;) :)
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I didn't know that there was an option to turn it off. That's cool.
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My saw stop is "never put my fingers in the saw blade"!

Oh; One other proviso, The saw blade must be at least 8-1/2" diameter. I did a demo with my 7-1/4" circular saw blade in the saw and it would not turn on. May be different now.
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I didn't know that there was an option to turn it off. That's cool.

Yes because there are times when you know you are cutting wet lumber or even metals. Those blades and cartridges get quite pricey.
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Good to know. One of my coworkers was considering buying one and one of the salesmen at a local Rockler told him about one of their customers who kept coming in every couple of weeks to pick up a new module and saw blade. Seems he was cutting green wood and that was setting it off.
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Good to know. One of my coworkers was considering buying one and one of the salesmen at a local Rockler told him about one of their customers who kept coming in every couple of weeks to pick up a new module and saw blade. Seems he was cutting green wood and that was setting it off.

Now someone should explain to him how to check if the wood is too wet or green. If you saw in Bypass mode it will not set the brake off and will also give you an indication of a red light on the control module showing that it was a conductive piece of material. Those setups gets awful expensive because you are also buying a new blade with that saw.

Now all the rage is with the sawstop saw and you knew it was just a matter of time when someone else came on board to play also. The owners of sawstop were too arrogant and wanted the whole playing field but it backfired on them.

An alternative to that saw is Bosch ReaXX table saw. With this saw you have the same safety features but their breaking system is somewhat different that the blade disappears but there is no break to stop the blade mechanically. Thus you do not have to replace the blade and it takes just 60 seconds to reset. The cartridges are cheaper in the long run and the nice thing it is a job site saw. This is where many accidents happen.

Just another alternative and I believe there will be other players.


Ed, not sure why you chose to post this news here and not on the main forum. This is news that can affect not only your customers but anyone who uses that saw. It maybe something to also check out with the Bosch saw too. I would like to see this post moved to a better suited forum that shows up on the front page as well. Just my thoughts. It is a serious concern.
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