• mike

    salty, wet, conductive, all-beef frank. what a disgusting group of words when used together. oh, and nice shirt, purple guy!!

    • merica

      This has existed for so long now, and it still isnt mandatory in the US. This is stupid because the tech is cheap now, and the table saw is the most dangerous tool in the shop, taking more fingers and hands and lives than any other tool in the wood shop. But americans are cheap, and this will probably take another 20 years to become standard tech. Stupid fucking americans

      • http://www.facebook.com/josie.allison1 Josiah Danger Allison

        You clearly don't like Americans, so why do you even care?

      • Mrs_Conejo

        if the "tech is cheap now" why wouldn't us "cheap…stupid fucking Americans" buy it?

      • https://www.facebook.com/jason.ciotti Jason Ciotti

        Yeah well we invented the Flux Capacitor. So there. We can go back 10 years and steal it.

      • Dr_StrangePants

        No other country in the world invests more money in safety features for it's military vehicles, nor is more adverse to wartime casualties then the US

  • Dan

    Holy Shit!

    • EZEE

      I actually work in the Safety Field (there is one). I have clients that have gotten this saw, and it worked. One buy was brilliantly using it to cut a stack of cardboard. the cardboard was bouncing, so he slapped it down – with his hand on top of the blade. There was a minor nick in the middle of his hand – he said, "Saw Works."

      Saved his hand…

  • Matador

    i wouldnt try it

    • sean

      we had one on college and when we got it we tried it. It works just like they say it does. Still not going to put my own finger in it.

    • Zach

      Try it with your penis.

  • Miguel

    Discovery Channel rules

  • Ninja47

    Technology win.

  • SolidusSnake420

    The dude who invented this never has to do anything ever again. Schools, businesses, any sort of woodworking will not not have this saw…….unless they are cheap twats.

    • TheNumerous1

      Then they will have it after somebody gets their finger cut off and sues the shit out of them for not having it in the first place.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cmchristou Chris Christou

      I very much doubt schools could afford it. You appear to have forgotten that teenagers are idiots. The schools would have to be getting them repaired all the time and to cost of a lawsuit would probably be cheaper than the cost of repairing all of these machines.

      • robinsos

        I don't know. 60 bucks sounds a lot cheap than say, a million, even if you had to replace it every day.

      • SolidusSnake420

        Solution: Kick those fuckers out of the class. Still need to do shit safe.

        • Iowa

          This. Happens once? Sure, but if it is discovered that the kids were fucking around, they're out. In high school for metals we had a kid get kicked out for the day just cause he made a joke about putting PAM on the floor when my group was going to do a sand casting demonstration (which, if we dropped the crucible, would've "gone off like a fucking grenade" as my instructor put it).

    • saw this before

      Actually, he's having trouble selling it, it seems businesses with higher production actually find higher cost in the downtime having to replace the saw. Also, it gets triggered by wet wood, which larger shops often have to cut.

      • El Gordo

        My Sons' high school had these 4 years ago!
        We are in St. Albert Alberta

        • Dave

          Our shop in Edmonton has 2 of them, I replace the blade maybe once a month. Takes only about 10 minutes and it's back up and running.

        • Malkintosh22

          I seem to recall my school having them as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/inchegrey Matt Hoyler

    What ever happened to this show? Best concept ever…

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064188593 Josh Gorter

      It seems that any show is semi educational now doesn't last long.

      • http://www.facebook.com/inchegrey Matt Hoyler

        …isn't that so sad? This was a great show because it showed physics, fluid dynamics, all the super nerdy science stuff without being all preachy about it. It wasn't even an "all up in yo' face with science" show… just cool, good, educational fun.

  • Buster Cherry

    This technology has been around for about 10 years now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623886367 Michael Alen Pugh

      sure… but not to this degree.

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064188593 Josh Gorter

        Actually it is, this saw has been around for along time.

        • DRoyLenz

          Well, I just saw it for the first time, and I still think it's cool!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002059474696 Vince Weaver

      I can confirm. Been around for a while. Why is this not standard? Well, first- the stopping mechanism must be replaced at about $50 a pop whenever it trips, plus it permanently damages the blade- cheap blades are $10, but expensive blades can run $300.
      The mechanism isn't perfect- there are false positives, especially if one encounters a wet pocket in the wood. At $60+ per false positive- how many times until this thing gets disabled/removed?
      Absolutely it could save a finger(s). However- if you exercise caution (not drinking while working- you have no idea how common this is), use the guards, proper tools, etc. this tool isn't necessary.

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064188593 Josh Gorter

        There is no way that I will stop drinking while I'm working, my job sucks enough as it the only way I get through it is with a 12 pack of busch light.

  • Trolling

    Great place to pull a prank and a bet

    • HowfastcanyouTouchit

      horrible thing to have around the house while you and your drunk buddies find stupid shit to do

  • Wet_tosti

    I can't eat a wooden plank. And i can't eat a salami because the saw won't slice it. Piece of crap!

  • specv44

    5 years Ive been using a table saw on a daily basis, if you use common sense and keep track of where your fingers/thumbs are, no issues should arise.

    • LuvH8fulChix

      Yeah, 'cause everyone who EVER loses a finger on a tablesaw does it within five years. Boards never bind or slip if you're paying attention. GUARANTEED.

      • specv44

        That is why my comment said; "if you use common sense and keep track of where your fingers/thumbs are…"

        When the board catches/goes sideways and shoots back at you, is not fun, however, I have had it happen more times than I can count since I deal with cutting pieces from 48"x48" down to 1"x1". However, still have all my fingers…

        • Dick Salad

          I heard your really good with wood

    • uronmytoe

      These are really good for schools and other places were lots of people with low experience might use them. They've been used at my old art department for the past 4 years. Saved a student's finger last fall.

      • Slauterhause

        Most 'serious' table saw accidents happen to experienced woodworkers, and not beginners. The reason…experienced woodworkers tend to be a little apathetic and less concerned about what they are doing, and thinking about what to do next. When I started, I was scared to death of the saw. I still have a healthy respect, but I sometimes find myself not giving the saw the attention it deserves.

  • Iam_Dave

    that's awesome.
    He's going to make a bundle selling this technology.
    Every insurance company is going to make every woodworking company mandatory installation of this mechanism.

  • Cruzer117

    Come on Chive, this is old!

    • http://www.tube8.com SimonPhoenix

      Who cares … SUPER COOL! Good to show it (again) for all the lamers who maybe HAVEN'T seen it.
      Not cool keeping ignorant people ignorant.

  • GTox

    Great Product and great people that make it. They were a client of mine. Go SawStop.

    • MylesofStyles

      How many times a week did you have to "service" them?

  • Wolfpack Steve

    So what happens when you try and put salty, wet wood in the saw and it self-destructs. $60 per fuck up and you've got yourself an expensive piece of equipment.

    • Dick Salad

      really…. wood (wet or dry) has no electrical properties, so the charge on the blade remains constant. Thus you are retarded…

      • browneye

        try again. It has a switch to disable the blade brake for when you are using wet wood. go to a local woodcraft store to check out a demo. they had to have the switch, since a misfire can cost you almost $200 in blade and brake replacement. More if you are using a dado blade.

        • Dick Salad

          Yeah, you're right – I forgot about that.
          I'm just a dipshit and a retard and have absolutely no business offering advice or chastising others for asking questions. The fact that I called Wolfpack Steve a retard just goes to show that I'm the leading asshole on the Chive.

          I'll STFU now 🙂

          (Of course, if I had any brains I wouldn't be using a generic login that others can easily copy – I'd get myself an Intense Debate profile and use it. But then again, at least this way I can stay a pussy and not fear all the thumbing down I normally get … ha!

          • Dick Salad

            Btw, me, Guesty, and Paula are all the same person!

            It's called 'Trifecta Trolling' muahaha

    • Boom

      It's not $60. That's just the cartridge. It destroys your $120 blade as well.

      The technology can be easily turned off, specifically for running damp wood through it.

      The "off" button is also the reason mandating this technology (Sawstop is actively trying to do this) does NOTHING for the idiots that already take off the fence, blade guard and riving knives. They'll just turn this off too.

  • DrLeppiwinks

    I'd like to see just how far away this engages, I mean yah he runs that piece fast towards it, but what is the sensor level? If it engaged at say half an inch away, probably a lot of experienced woodworkers would be destroying a lot of saws because it engages at where they would normally be comfortable.

    • browneye

      it isn't based on distance. It engages the brake when the blade physically touches your finger. You will still get a cut, but most likely not cut off.

    • john connor

      Pretty sure it's by touch. Did you even watch the video? He had his finger right next to the blade and it didn't stop until he moved his finger into the blade.

    • Thror

      Admittedly, if you're running a piece of wood through there quickly and your thumb is on it, you WILL almost certainly get a nick. There are plenty of pictures on their materials that show a superficial cut. But I would always rather go to the hardware store for a new brake and blade than the emergency room. It's cheaper, and it hurts less.

  • duck

    but what will i cut my hotdogs with now???

  • Verbal_Kint

    My neighbor bought one of these. After sawing off his thumb. True story.

  • system_error

    very cool and with the right game plan this guy could have his invention in every high school shop class in 15 years

    retirement plan = check

    • óü§Ä

      Nooo, High Schools are the best for natural selection. Plus, school system is cheapo, they'd spend a fortune fixing these saws after the kids 'played' with them. If I was told that it had a safety mechanism, I'd set it off, just to see 😉

      • http://17shutterbugs.tumblr.com Bella

        The school probably wouldn't tell the kids there's a safety feature, because well, it costs $200ish to replace the saw.

  • http://Homes4Men.com Stafferty

    Part of what makes a table saw awesome is the fact your index finger can fly across the room at any given moment. If you are scared of losing a finger, you are not enough of a man to use power tools.

    • Slauterhause

      And it can give a false sense of security in the shop, and whats worse, a tendency towards safety apathy. There is nothing wrong at all with a 'normal' table saw.

    • newlimit

      I once had a shop prefacer that swore by these things because after having worked for 20 years as a general contractor saw quite a few people who had been working in construction for 10+ years have there finger cut off because something happened that they went expecting even with taking all the usual safety measures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623886367 Michael Alen Pugh

    dude… this guy fucking put his money where his mouth is… baawwwlllls man.

    • DrLeppiwinks

      he also soaked his hand in water beforehand for ultimate conductivity…. not sure that one counts…

      • katie

        He had the balls to do it, I give him props

      • Master_Rahl

        good point, I was trying to figure out if that was a numbing agent so IN CASE it didn't work. Hmm, bottom line, the dude ran his finger in the way of the blade. He's got big ole balls in my book. I sure as hell wouldn't do that.

        • DrLeppiwinks

          Yah I mean I definitely agree… took some balls to do it no matter what, but if you design, market, and sell it, I'd imagine you believe it works well… I mean unless its like every other main stream consumer product out there that works just enough to get people to buy it haha

    • Jive

      More literally, he put his finger where his saw is.

  • Maytrix

    What ever happened to juts paying attention to what you are doing and being careful.

    As cool as this is, its just another thing to make people be less careful.

    • Joshua

      Well duh, this thing can still cut a limb off with little effort and and the thing could still likely not stop appropriately under certain conditions, table saw safety should not in any way be disregarded. BUT, if there was a mechanism that could at least increase the chances of you walking away with your thumb still attached to your hand, I'd say it's pretty useful.

      Heck, just don't tell anyone the mechanism is there and they'll be fine. They exhibit proper safety and should anything happen, viola.

  • Marshal Anson

    These are several years old, I used to use them at an old job. It's actually saved my thumb once, boss was pissed tho. Ruins the blade and those cartridges are expensive.

    • http://17shutterbugs.tumblr.com Bella

      And work's insurance and medical leaves aren't expensive?

  • http://www.eyeseelife.com Arnaud

    So safe to test it with a sausage instead of finger…?

    • Coldzilla

      Did you now watch the WHOLE video?

  • ChelseaRules

    And dozens of Bond villians are not unemployed.

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