SawStop Contractor Saw
SawStop's revolutionary blade brake won an Editors' Choice Award in 2001 when it first came out. Now we honor the company for having the courage to bring it to market where other companies were too timid. SawStop has incorporated the safety device into its 10-inch table saw. The blade-braking technology detects the difference between wood and flesh by sensing moisture content, and if an operator's finger or hand touches the blade, it stops in less than 5 milliseconds. As a result, the user ends up with just a nick. The 10-inch contractor saw features a 1.75-hp motor, 40-tooth blade, miter gauge, true riving knife, low-profile blade guard, and blade shroud. SawStop 10-inch contractor saw: about $1,500. 866-729-7867.

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