Well, I love the SawStop Table Saw, Technology is just absolutely great.
So this is the story, and I am still able to type with all of my fingers, but one is a bit painful to do so.
I was in the shop, working on some small projects that I have been toying with and making jigs to create them in an easier way than just brute force. I had just finished recovering a lot of 1.5” plywood from a pallet I got from work. In doing so I had to use the riving knife on the table saw as the guard was getting in the way. I then started on a project and it required me to make a few gluing culls to keep things in line. Well, I went to the saw and cut one set, glued up that project, and then started on the second one and again went and cut some scrap boards for culls.
Things happen fast, I did not have the guard on, I just finished cutting a board and the side with the cutoff was my hand it was about 5” away, I had just hit the off switch with my leg and this little jiggle bumped the board and the blade caught it, spun it around and smacked my left hand, the force and the surprise of it hitting my hand, forced it into the side of the blade. Now remember, I just turned off the saw. The force of my finger going into the side of the blade ripped the skin, the saw reacted and stopped the blade and retracted it, as the blood smear shows, the tooth of the blade on the way down also cut the finger.
I am thankful for the technology that was placed in the saw, even after power was turned off and the blade was still spinning, it worked.
THANK YOU SAWSTOP!!! I can’t say more.
Now, I will just go to Timber Machinery in Mesa, AZ and order a new brake and blade. No hospital visit required.
Picture time, sorry these were taken with my cell phone.
-- David, Mesa Arizona