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#1 posted 03-07-2012 08:39 PM

I believe that if you touch something to the blade when the saw is NOT running (when the saw has power to it but the blade is not moving), if the system detects a level of conductivity high enough to trip the blade then the diagnostic lights will blink. I haven’t done this myself but it was demonstrated in a class I took – touching your finger to the side of the stationary blade will cause the saw’s safety system to alert you to conductivity. I would guess that if you have overall wet wood this would have the same effect, but it wouldn’t help if the outside was dry and the inside was wet.

I’ve got a metal detector that I use on all of my reclaimed wood before running it through any blade, and the only green wood that I saw is on my bandsaw.

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