Made a fancy brass override antennae for the Sawstop. Take that, cutting edge yet ultimately dehumanizing safety features. Humans 1, Robots 0. #hotdogfingers
@keithemcg said: Now what exactly does your brass override do? As in what’s the point in overriding the safety feature of that blade?
-Fair question. Basically, I needed to cut some thin sheet steel on the saw, and the only metal-cutting blade I had available was a 7-1/4”-diameter. As it turns out, the SawStop won’t operate without the brake in close proximity to the blade, even though it has a built-in override that can be used for cutting “conductive” materials, such as metal or extra-green wood. (I have heard that pressure-treated wood can also set the sensor off due to the copper content of the pressure-treating formula, but I haven’t tried it myself.) Anyway, with the blade being a smaller diameter, the brake couldn’t “sense” it, meaning the saw wouldn’t switch on, even with the override. The antennae seems to trick the brake-sensor-proximity circuit-mechanism-robo-brain into thinking the blade is much closer to the brake than it actually is, and that therefore it was OK/ACCEPTABLE for a lowly, pathetic human such as myself to actually turn the thing on.
All of this being said, I am excited to put both the saw and the regular safety features back into normal use as soon as I can.