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Posted on An alternative to Saw Stop?

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 04:49 PM

I’m late to the party. Sorry if my thoughts have already been mentioned.

1- Brakes on a car don’t work instantaneously, because they have 4,000lbs of mass pushing the car/wheels forward. When I worked as an auto tech, I occasionally put cars on a lifts, put the car in gear, and rev’d the engine (for diagnostic purposes- please don’t try this at home:)). When the car (as a whole) is not in motion, the brakes stop the wheels damn-near instanly when applied with sufficient force.
I would think a 10” saw blade could be stopped even faster.

2-Would an electro-magnetic clutch/brake be a feasible alternative?

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