SawStop is a revolutionary new table saw that immediately stops when it hits skin — using “an elaborate system that detects the inherent electrical charge in the human body and stops the blade within 1/200th of a second by jamming a block of aluminum into it.” Video after the jump.

Like an airbag, this isn’t something you want to test, as once it hits the brakes you’ll need to replace the entire braking system, which would be a pain to be sure, but much less annoying than trying to open a jar with two fingers

[via SciFiZipped]

SawStop is a revolutionary new table saw that immediately stops when it hits skin — using “an elaborate system that detects the inherent electrical charge in the human body and stops the blade within 1/200th of a second by jamming a block of aluminum into it.” Video after the jump.

Like an airbag, this isn’t something you want to test, as once it hits the brakes you’ll need to replace the entire braking system, which would be a pain to be sure, but much less annoying than trying to open a jar with two fingers

[via SciFiZipped]