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Posted on Please save me from drinking the SawStop Kool-Aid

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 05:03 PM

If additional safety devices are truly needed for the TS then I would prefer something like Whirlwind Technology. At least with the Whirlwind, it doesn’t repeatedly cost you $200 for blade and cartridge when the “emergency stop” is caused by green wood or an errant maneuver of a jig.

A non-destructive emergency blade-stopping mechanism will probably NOT be switched “Off” as often as the safety mechanism on a SawStop, IMO. That alone makes Whirlwind safer, in my opinion as well.

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