Sawstop - Safety without compromise


SawStop’s safety system stops a spinning blade within 5 milliseconds of skin contact and drops the blade below the surface of the table. 

1. Monitor & Detect

•The blade carries a small electrical signal.

• When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes because the human body is conductive.

• The change to the signal activates the safety system.

​2. Brake Activation

• An aluminum brake springs into the spinning blade, stopping it in less than 5 milliseconds!

• The blade’s angular momentum drives it beneath the table, removing the risk of subsequent contact.

• Power to the motor is shut off.

3. Reset

• Resetting the saw yourself is easy. Simply replace the blade and affordable brake cartridge and your saw is operational. The entire reset process takes less than five minutes.

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SawStop's Story

More than 20 years ago, a physicist and woodworker established SawStop with one goal in mind - to protect woodworkers by making a safer table saw. Their innovative and patented safety system that stops a spinning saw blade when in contact with skin revolutionized woodworking and set a new standard in safety expectations.

Sawstop saws are engineered to deliver unmatched accuracy, durability and power. From the heaviest, most powerful 10” Industrial Cabinet Saw to the portable Jobsite Saw Pro, SawStop has a table saw to fit any woodworker’s needs. In addition to table saws, SawStop has a wide range of router tables, outfeed tables and extensions, saw blades, dust collection accessories and more for you to fully customize your woodworking station.