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Project by Chris Wright posted 2112 days ago 2745 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had the opportunity to go to Atlanta for the IWF trade show in August. While there I was like a kid in a candy store just looking at the newest tools coming out. While at the show I stopped at the SawStop booth and watched their demo. Seeing it in person is so much more impressive then watching a video online of on a TV, and I highly recommend that if you haven’t seen a live demo that you try and see if any retailer is doing one in your area, it’s really cool. Since they aren’t able to use the blade and brake anymore after it’s used the guy doing the demo gave me the whole thing, brake and blade, that was just used in the demo. Not knowing what to do with it when I got it back here, I decided that this was the best use for it. What do you think.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken





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TedM

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#1 posted 2112 days ago

I want one! :)

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HokieMojo

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#2 posted 2112 days ago

I think sawstop is going to have a new product to sell. maybe this can help lower the prices of the saws. lol. pretty cool.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2112 days ago

I think that this is one “sharp” project. :) Normally this would have been trashed but you turned it into a useful project. Nicely done!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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EricW

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#4 posted 2112 days ago

haha, thats cool, i want one.

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psquared

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#5 posted 2112 days ago

Timely project.

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Blake

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#6 posted 2112 days ago

If you touch it with a hot dog, does time stop?

Very clever.

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Zuki

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#7 posted 2112 days ago

Why don’t you propose that idea to SS. They might thank you by giving you some bling or a deal on a saw.

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Mike

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#8 posted 2112 days ago

Yeah send them a pic and since they do this at shows and tests, they are wasting a good thing.

I want one also.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Napaman

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#9 posted 2112 days ago

well i guess you can save your thumbs even if you cant stop the time…cool idea…

before you send a phto—-get a patent!!! this is such a good idea that they can actually sell!!

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woodworm

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#10 posted 2112 days ago

Wow!... your best luck is the bad fate of the frankfurter!
Very good use as a reminder, why not frame it Chris!

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Jimthecarver

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#11 posted 2112 days ago

I love it…Great idea, I want one too!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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spaids

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#12 posted 2112 days ago

Has anyone ever seen what an actual saw stop “nick” looks like? I’ve seen what it does to a hot dog but what does a hand really look like when you get saved by one of those saws?

When you think about it that clock is made from pretty valuable parts. Blade + Brake = $$ ...sorta

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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WhattheChuck

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#13 posted 2112 days ago

Hey Chris—what can I say—you da man!

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ChuckM

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#14 posted 2112 days ago

Very good idea. I was at the Portland Oregon Wood Show a few weeks ago and got one of these demo saws. Next time when you’re at one of their booths, just go up and ask if they have any to give away. They’d give one on hand and I was told throw away the others at the end of the day. No harm asking, I guess.

By the way, the show wasn’t a crowded one and I heard other woodworking shows in Oct. were not busy either. Woodworkers (who usually have more disposable income), like any other consumers, are watching their wallets, for sure.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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MrsN

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#15 posted 2111 days ago

I have seen what a saw stop will do to a real finger, or rather what it doesn’t do. I had a student who managed to set a saw off, he had hardly a scratch on his finger. It was a little more then a paper cut.
I love the clock idea.

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