Originally Posted by inspectorD
Sawstop has been around for 10 years for the big saws. The costly part is everytime the saw trips, you have to change most of the parts.
I have a Sawstop. If it trips, you replace the brake cartridge (~$65), and probably the blade (unless you get it repaired). Well worth the cost of my fingers. You can also test material before cutting to reduce accidental trips. I have not seen reports of lots of accidental trips, so I assume they are not very common.
The Sawstop is expensive compared to a cheap contractor saw, but it holds it's on (even without the brake technology) in the cabinet saw market.
Originally Posted by Wuzzat?
The major manuf's were not the least bit interested in this thing.
Someone just got awarded 1.5 Million in a lawsuit against Ryobi because they did not have the "Sawstop" technology incorporated into their saw. (Even though the person was operating the saw with all the safety features removed
- but that is a different discussion) He lost the use of some fingers because of the accident.