SawStop Job Site Table Saw

By Robert Robillard on Tool News

SawStop Job Site Table Saw

SawStop Announces New Tool: The Job-Site Saw

The much-followed 2009 Carlos Osorio lawsuit, where Ryobi’s parent company was found 65% liable in a table-saw accident, hinged on the fact that SawStop’s skin-sensing technology was available at the time, but not used on the Ryobi saw.  The jury awarded Osorio $1.5 million in damages even though he was only seeking $250,000. The verdict form indicated that the jury felt the table saw was “defectively designed” and the defects were a cause of Osorio’s accident.

The folks at SawStop are releasing a portable SawStop Job Site Table Saw that will incorporate many innovative features, including contact detection technology.  SawStop’s contact detection technology detects contact with skin on the blade, and stops and drops the blade in less than five milliseconds. Injuries are dramatically minimized and saw reset takes just a few minutes with a new blade and a $69.00 new cartridge.

This new saw weighs in at 108 pounds including the rolling mobile cart.

SawStop Job Site Table Saw Improvements:

The new SawStop Job Site Table Saw will feature some interesting and innovative features to increase accuracy, productivity and improve results. Key among these many innovations are:

  • One Turn Elevation (other saws required over 25 turns)
  • T-style fence with ErgoLock
  • Firm lockdown and improved accuracy
  • QuickTilt
  • Micro AdjustT-Style
  • Low Profile Blade Guard
  • Pedal Release
  • Large Wheels
  • Control Box
  • Tool-Free Zero-Clearance Insert
  • Accessory Storage Drawer
  • Extension Clamp

How Much and Where To Buy?

Look for the SawStop job site table saw in March, 2015, with a US list price of $1,299.

What Do We Think About Contact Detection Technology?

Click here for an editorial by Scott Arnold, on SawStops contact detection technology.

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