Our Patented Active Injury Mitigation (AIM) SAFETY TECHNOLOGY is what makes a SawStop a SawStop
- 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.
How SawStop Technology Works
At the most basic level, our technology works by continually monitoring a small electrical signal in the saw blade. The human body is conductive so the signal in the saw blade changes when skin makes contact with it. It’s that change to the signal that activates the AIM safety system and engages the aluminum brake.
“When something goes wrong, you simply can’t move faster than a spinning blade.”
Two Accidents in One Month
Joe M. (woodworker)
Joe, now retired, worked for 30 years as a general contractor. Joe had two accidents in a one month period doing woodworking as a hobbyist. As result of the accident, he no longer has feeling in the tips of his fingers on his left hand, and his right hand appears deformed.