Monday, Nov. 13, 2006

Finger Saver

The spinning teeth on a table-saw blade move at about 120 m.p.h. This makes them very useful for cutting wood; unfortunately, they're also very good at cutting fingers. This table saw comes equipped with new sensor technology that can tell when the blade comes in contact with soft human flesh. Within a few milliseconds the saw blade stops and drops below the cutting surface, so that any errant digits come away with just a nick. Horror movie averted.

Inventor: SawStop
Availability: Now; $2,799
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