Wednesday Woodworking – Table Saw and Insulation

I’ve been working on getting my new table saw up and running. Here’s where I am:

almost ready to use.

I still need to get the fence installed and then I can actually start cutting wood.

One of the reasons I bought this saw is its safety feature. If you finger should come in contact with the blade, it will stop and you won’t lose a digit. Here’s a video demonstrating on a hot dog:

My order for insulation for the shop shed showed up today so this week I’ll be making more progress there. The drywall is on order and I’m hoping in a month or so I’ll be able to start setting up the shop out there.

Insulation for the shop.

There has been a number of things in the garden, but nothing worth a picture at the moment.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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22 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Table Saw and Insulation

  1. Wow! How does the saw know it’s a hot dog (or finger) and not a dowel rod?

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    • Well there are two answers: 1) The saw injects a sine wave onto the blade and when a finger or hot dog comes in contact with the blade, the conductivity of the finger or hot dog changes the electrical impedance of the blade which results in a change in the amplitude of the sine wave. This change in impedance is detected by the saw’s computer which then fires the brake into the blade and releases the arbor latch. This action stops the blade and drops it below the surface of the table. This operation happens in .001 seconds.

      Explanation 2) Magic

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  2. That Sawstop is so cool! I’ve never seen anything like it, but now I want one!

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  3. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    That safety feature is wonderful.

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  4. G. J. Jolly says:

    I’m curious, Andrew. Are you going to put in heat and a/c?

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  5. Baydreamer says:

    That looks pretty awesome even though I’m no expert on any kind of saws! Nice safety feature, too! Have fun!

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  6. One step at a time. 🙂 It’s all about the journey anyway, isn’t it?
    My friend has a SawStop and they are really incredible. It is always better to play it safe. It is expensive if it trips, but less costly than a digit. 😉

    By winter your shop will be toasty warm. YAY! Enjoy seeing your progress reports. 😀

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    • I love the SawStop. I’ve used them in other shops and a friend bought one. The safety feature is great, but it’s also a really great saw – accurate and the dust collection is great.


  7. jfwknifton says:

    I’m so squeamish that I couldn’t even watch the hot dog not getting chopped up. It is nice to know that some saws have that safety feature though.

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  8. Pied Type says:

    I don’t know anything about power saws, but stopping like that seems pretty amazing.

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  9. Ray V. says:

    The whole purpose of having a table saw is to live dangerously without bloodying up the place. What will they think of next?

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  10. Dave Foyle says:

    Well, there goes your plan to slice hot dogs for the bbq with your new table saw! I guess every product has a downside! 😀

    Pretty amazing. Happy and safe sawing!

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