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Posted on Just wondering: SawStop opinions wanted

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#1 posted 711 days ago

The brake does nothing to avoid kickback, however a a kickback can have the nasty side effect of you sending your hand into the blade instead of pushing the wood (that was there) through it, so it helps with that. If I got a good deal on one, it’s definitely something I would consider, but as of right now it’s not even on my list.

I do see a lot of the pros using them in videos, but I’m sure that is clever product placement as much as it is personal preference. The Unisaw and PM2000 are proven performers that have been around for a looong time. Honestly if I were to upgrade, I would get a euro style slider like the Hammer K3 winner and just eliminate pushing wood with my hands all together.

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