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Offline squall_line

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2022, 05:43 PM »
I think the resettability is what struck me more than just about anything else.  Intriguing.

There was nothing about the machine in that video that looked even remotely "residential" to me, though I'm sure they have other sizes.  I'm going to follow the old canard: 'if you have to ask, you can't afford it', and not even hurt my sensibilities by looking at their website.

Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 07:47 PM »
Not the first slider with this type of non-destructive safety feature.


Offline ChuckS

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 08:48 PM »
The Felder PCS is also non-destructive.

Offline JimH2

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2022, 10:24 AM »
The Felder PCS is also non-destructive.

While saving the blade is nice the important save is fingers (or worse) along with the hospital bills. I don’t see this saw as one many will have in their home and I doubt this technology will trickle down to reasonably priced saws as Felder is not bottom-feeding for customers. Looks like SawStop is still the only solution in the game in the US and possibly other countries. I will say I have a lot more confidence in SawStop’s proven track record versus Felder’s though that will change after a few years. Great to see another option.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2022, 12:53 PM »
When Felder released the news about its PCS on Facebook (2019?), it indicated that the technology would be rolled out to all its lines of table saws, which I presume to include the Hammer. I expect that most future table saws will have the finger-saving feature once SawStop's patents run out, just as I anticipate Domino Joiner-like machines to come to market when it's legal for manufacturers to produce and release their versions.

Offline JimH2

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2022, 01:52 PM »
When Felder released the news about its PCS on Facebook (2019?), it indicated that the technology would be rolled out to all its lines of table saws, which I presume to include the Hammer. I expect that most future table saws will have the finger-saving feature once SawStop's patents run out, just as I anticipate Domino Joiner-like machines to come to market when it's legal for manufacturers to produce and release their versions.

I do not think it has yet. Fairly smart to keep it on the high end saws only. Forces companies to step up above what they might need to get the safety. I would have to think having that saw versus a non-SawStop or non-PCS saw saves on Workman's Comp and probably substantially. I'm sure other products are in development. These will be required on all saws eventually and versions will trickle down to some handheld machines one day. Size is probably the limiting factor that keeps them off of circular or track saws. I would think a shaper version would be a priority as well since those can mutilate a hand in short order.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: An alternative technolgy to SawStop and Felder PCS
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2022, 01:57 PM »
Snip.

I do not think it has yet.
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No timeline was given in the original FB post. I don't think the Hammer series will have that PCS feature anytime soon. Not even in the next 5 years is my guess.