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He trusts his invention enough to put his hand in the saw!
posted February 28 2011 21:53.02 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This is not a new invention. A capacitance sensor connected to the saw blade, can sense the change in capacitance from human body. If this happens, a small explosion on an inside mechanism releases with tremendous speed a specially designed metal plate, which is able to instantly absorb the energy from the the saw blade and stop it. Of course many mechanical parts wave bye bye. But the point is that you still got all 5 fingers on your hand, and your hand on your arm.

This invention did not became very popular, despite the fact that the inventor used a lot of sausages to demonstrate it. So now, he decided to promote it by endangering himself! He puts his finger on the rotating saw, in front of a high speed camera, to prove that the system works! If it fails, he gets a slight cut... The invention is called SawStop.



[Via: ponoko]    [Link: djscubasteve55]
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  • At 2 March 2011, 17:42:27 user Kammenos wrote:   [reply @ Kammenos]
    • It is the cost that holds this back.


  • At 2 March 2011, 7:48:57 user Panagiotis wrote:   [reply @ Panagiotis]
    • So if this is happening so long is unacceptable with the technology that we are provided!Hopes that this would change in the future...


  • At 1 March 2011, 10:58:41 user Kammenos wrote:   [reply @ Kammenos]
    • saw stop is many years in production, but has not yet become that popular. As i work in wood working machines, i kinda know what safety rules are applied to them. When i first saw this system, i thought that in a couple of years, it would become a standard safety equipment (like safety mats on CNCs), and that every new sold machine would have this (or a similar one). But i was totally wrong. Nevertheless, fewer and fewer carpenters have less than 5 fingers on each hand, as machines have become generally more reliable/automatic/precise and safe.


  • At 1 March 2011, 9:51:20 user Panagiotis wrote:   [reply @ Panagiotis]
    • U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E WOW!!!!That's for sure a very handy safety which in my opoinion should be as a standard component to the factory saw for prevention accidents!

      Nice to share!.












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