|Forum topic by clin||posted 06-01-2016 10:54 PM||611 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-01-2016 10:54 PM
... nothing happened.
I was cutting through something I made with several layers of plywood glued together. When gluing it, I put a brad in at either end just to hold the pieces in place while clamping. Because of multiple layers some brads were buried. I made a point to put the brads where they wouldn’t interfere.
I decided to make the piece 1/4” longer, which is why the brad was now in the cut line. I thought it might be and even thought to disable the brake on the SawStop. But when I lined up the cut, I thought it would be well clear, so I didn’t bother disabling the brake.
Well I clearly did hit the brad. I saw some sparks, but the SawStop didn’t trigger the brake. This was also a cut that was in line with the brad not across it. Which meant, the odds of hitting it were low, but it also meant the entire brad was cut away.
Anyway, just thought I’d I’d throw out a data point on a SawStop hitting a brad. It’s of course no guarantee that it can’t trip the brake. I assume if a chunk of the brad got carried around to the underside of the saw blade it could connect the blade to the brake and cause it to trigger.