March 19, 2015

...AND CHEAPER...:

Flesh-Detecting Saw Instantly Drops the Blade Without Destroying It (Andrew Liszewski, 3/19/15, Gizmodo)

Close to a decade ago a clever inventor came up with a safety feature for power tools that could detect when a blade made contact with human flesh and instantly retract it to prevent injury. Unfortunately, it destroyed the tool in the process.

The SawStop technology was amazing, and probably life-saving, but it left a lot of people without saws. Bosch's new REAXX Portable Jobsite Table Saw does the exact same thing, except that it can be reset to working order again in just 60 seconds.

Posted by at March 19, 2015 5:25 PM
  

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