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    SAFE-SAW miter saw safety modification

    A miter saw with a 2-handed pistol grip control, and a foot-operated clamping bar, built by Jeffrey Toy. Although this project was unsuccessful on Kickstarter ($0 funding), it's still interesting. It stands in contrast to the previously-mentioned SawStop. While SawStop is intended to minimize damage caused by unsafe use, SAFE-SAW compels the user to use the saw more safely. Great example of two very different safety methodologies.


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    The same approach could be done on a table saw. Use a sled with the two switches at the outboard ends of the alignment bar on the sled. The work couldn't be handheld because of that so clamps fixed to the sled would be required. Onc couldn't work as quickly but, by the same token, one couldn't remove body parts as quickly.
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    Nice i have 2 saws i need to do this with. Used them for a lot of years and still have all my fingers

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    That clamping system is great. But you can't tilt the cutting head to left, so you need to have double bevel saw.

    Edit: Aaha, seems that this saw doesn't tilt at all.

    I think it would be better if those clamps would be located to front side. With some height adjustment possibilies then it would be possible to use tilting cutting head too.

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    Last edited by Tuomas; Feb 28, 2017 at 11:30 PM.

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