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

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 10:30 PM

I was glad I opted for a scatter shield, drive shaft loop, and a fire suppression system in my car when I drag raced. The track I went to was lenient with safety equipment, but I installed it anyway. My flywheel let go around 125mph and took out an oil feed line to the turbo which conveniently pissed oil all over a cherry red hotside. I crossed the finish line backward and on fire. Had I not installed the scatter shield that would have come into the passenger compartment like a buzz saw. The car would have also burned to the ground while I fumbled with a 5 point harness and tried to maneuver around roll cage to get out.

I wouldn’t opt for the saw stop on a contractor model saw. The price jump is too steep. On a traditional (non-slider) cabinet saw it would be a no-brainier.


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