Charlie White gives us another look at the amazing SawStop. Just a quick refresher, this device is basically a revolutionary new table saw that immediately stops when it hits skin — using a high-tech system that detects electrical charges from the human body and stops the blade within 1/200th of a second. Video after the jump.

It’s not a retrofit; a saw must be built around this mechanism. How many fingers have been lost since its invention, because manufacturers were afraid the extra $100 it would add to the cost of the saw might drive buyers away?

[via Gizmodo]

Charlie White gives us another look at the amazing SawStop. Just a quick refresher, this device is basically a revolutionary new table saw that immediately stops when it hits skin — using a high-tech system that detects electrical charges from the human body and stops the blade within 1/200th of a second. Video after the jump.

It’s not a retrofit; a saw must be built around this mechanism. How many fingers have been lost since its invention, because manufacturers were afraid the extra $100 it would add to the cost of the saw might drive buyers away?

[via Gizmodo]