Jake, there is a new device on the market called sawstop. According to demonstrations I have seen it will actually stop a spinning blade fast enough to prevent injury to the operator in the event it comes in contact to a finger, hand etc. It works off of the principle of the difference in resistance between human skin and wood. The demonstrations have used a hot dog. The hot dog contacts the blade and receives only a minor scratch instead of a serious cut. I hope that Ridgid is looking into offering this on new saws and if so, that you are considering offering a retrofit for existing saw owners. I would gladly pay extra for this feature on a new saw and for the ability to upgrade my existing table saw. The manufacturer will only saw that they are in discussion with some saw manufacturers. I hope that you are one of them.
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