One of the most dangerous tools in a shop or the job site is the table saw. In fact, in the United States, there is a table saw accident every nine minutes, and every day 10 of those accidents result in amputation. These accidents can be devastating, often causing permanent disfigurement, even when not resulting in amputation, and they can impact an individual’s career, confidence around tools, and overall quality of life. However, there is a way to make job sites safer.
SawStop's Game-Changing Safety System
SawStop offers the safest table saws available on the market—the only saws that stop on contact with skin. Every SawStop saw comes equipped with a skin-sensing safety system designed to prevent severe injuries from accidental contact between the user and the saw blade. The safety system works by introducing a small electrical signal through the blade. When something conductive—such as the user's skin—touches the blade, the signal's conductivity changes, triggering the safety system.
Once the safety system is activated, an aluminum brake springs into the spinning blade, forcing it to stop within 5 milliseconds—10 times faster than a car's airbag.
By incorporating this exclusive safety technology into their table saws, SawStop has significantly reduced the risk of severe injuries for contractors, carpenters, and DIY woodworkers, helping to create a safer working environment. In its 20-year history, and with hundreds of thousands of saws sold, the SawStop's safety system has proven reliable and effective in protecting users from life-altering injuries with thousands of confirmed finger saves.
Powerful, Portable Protection
SawStop's newest saw, the 10” Compact Table Saw (CTS) offers the ideal combination of portability, convenience, and power, making it an ideal solution for any project. Weighing in at just 68 pounds, the CTS can be taken to any location with ease. Perfect for limited space, its compact design allows for easy transportation and storage, while the powerful motor ensures it can handle tough jobs. That power is not without precision—its rack and pinion fence ensures a reliably square cut and its quick-tilt bevel adjustment with micro-adjust makes certain you have the accuracy you need on the job.
SawStop's CTS provides an ideal solution for enhancing safety and productivity while bringing peace of mind to any jobsite. Protect your fingers, employees, and business today, find a dealer or learn more about the safety system here.
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