The SawStop 10-inch contractor saw features a patented braking system that stops the saw within 5 milliseconds of detecting that the blade has contacted the operator’s skin. The safety system works by inducing a small electrical signal on the blade, which is continually measured by a digital signal processor. Because human skin is conductive and wood is not, the signal is reduced when the blade contacts any part of the operator’s body. The change in signal melts a fuse wire, releasing an aluminum brake that engages the blade. In addition to the award-winning safety system, the SawStop features an enhanced dust collection system and a wheeled steel-frame jobsite cart. 503.570.3200. www.sawstop.com.