SawStop Hotdog Demo | The Only Table Saw Allowed In my Workshop

SawStop Hotdog Demo | The Only Table Saw Allowed In my Workshop

The SawStop table saw is the heart of my workshop. In this video we run a hotdog through it to test out the tool’s flesh sensing technology. This could save your finger!

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  1. 90AMason on November 12, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    well it would hurt but you’d still have a finger when all is said and done, I don’t know what veggie dogs are made from but if it conducts like real meat thats amazing how fast that works

  2. Kevin Ferry on November 12, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    If the electrical current is transferred from your hand through the hot dog, resulting in the saw stopping, why wouldn’t it trip with a wet piece of wood? I’d get pretty pissed if it kept tripping the stop accidentally and I had to keep changing the blade and brake. I’ve been a carpenter for over 30 years, and I’ve got the scars to prove it, I still think it’s a great saw and I love the dust collection.. but unless I had kids around me while working, I think it’s just one more thing to go wrong with the saw. Just my two pennies.✌️

  3. Whooge on November 12, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    “Edible Products”

  4. Oliver Lawrence on November 12, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    I want to know how the sensors and technology works to sense fingers

  5. ᗒ╬ᗕ1112223333111ᗒ╬ᗕ on November 12, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    how would I chop up my vegetarian and toque wearing victims?

  6. MusicforMe123 on November 12, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    Yeah, but would it work with a finger.

  7. taricho on November 12, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    Great video. What happens if you were wearing gloves?

  8. Charles Jones on November 12, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    If you are wondering how this works: Wood doesn’t conduct electricity, the human body does (due to being mostly salty water). The blade is induced with a small electrical charge, contact with human skin completes the circuit (so to speak) which in turn engages the safety mechanism. All of this happens within 3/1000ths of a second. And yes, a very smart person (who just happens to also be a physicist) was tinkering around in his garage one day and wondered why no one ever tried to make the saw blade safer, so he figured it out. After being turned down by every major saw maker in the industry because "safety doesn’t sell", he started his own saw company 2 decades ago. He also petitions the federal government to make similar technologies mandatory on all table saws being sold due to the success rate of his discovery.

  9. Nogoingtoprovide on November 12, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    I love it. lolol. In my house we dont waste animal based products. You got a subscriber. lololol. Waste that grass

  10. Haywood Jablowmee on November 12, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    Me and my 3 buddies were drunk and tried this with our penises . To all our relief it works as advertised. All except for Allen, his pajama draw string got caught in the blade and corkscrewed his manhood with his PJs into mincemeat. 😂. But after 6 surgeries he can pee kinda straight now. With any other saw I’m sure he would have died. Great demo!! And thanks for inspiring us drunks to partake in the sawblade challenge!!

  11. gjaeigjiajeg on November 12, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    00:58 "and when I don’t need it, I just push it out of the way"

    Saw bounces back "nah bruh you need me"

  12. Amanda Riley on November 12, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    Why isn’t this standard?

  13. Nathan Reeve on November 12, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    Great video, but I’m not taking that veggie dog slander! You just have to buy a better brand.

  14. J King of the Chicken on November 12, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    Any part of your body but not fingernails. They aren’t conductive so your saw will cut through them and then stop.

  15. Adam Wissman on November 12, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    My father cut all four of his fingers off with a Radial arm saw years ago. Three fingers are bolted back together so he can only move them at the knuckle, the index finger was lost due to infection. he had to have a skin graf on all his fingers which was pulled from his thigh, so they now all grow hair so he has to shave them otherwise they grow hair. In airports he always sets off the metal detectors. When i was looking at table saws about 8 years ago it was between the sawstop contractor (hybrid wasn’t out yet) and Powermatic 3hp cabinet. My father was with me at the time while I was a teenager at woodcraft. One look at his hand and it was obvious which saw I walked out with. 8 years later I still use the Sawstop contractor saw and it looks just like when I bought it, Its a fantastic investment and probably the only one that is relatively easy to justify to your wife.
    Congrats on the new dream shop, Its a fantastic legacy for your father to leave, what an honor you have. Keep up the good videos and I look forward to more on the way.

  16. Nickelguy on November 12, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    Wow. My grandfather lost his hand on a tablesaw. This is great!

  17. gjaeigjiajeg on November 12, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    Absolutely smart way of braking. I was wondering how on earth it would stop it quickly enough. This answers it. Yes, blade and brake completely wasted, but this is the smartest way about it.

    Is there a way to check or ensure whether you’re conductive enough to form an electrical path in case of an accident? I imagine if you’re wearing something completely insulated, your safety may not be guaranteed.

  18. tre bo on November 12, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    I call bs until I see you take it to the web of your hands

  19. Krisztián Köblös on November 12, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    I miss the part where he tries it with his finger.

  20. Bob Takealook on November 12, 2023 at 11:58 pm

    TV behind you saw everything

  21. Eric G on November 13, 2023 at 12:04 am


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