John Mattiacci – Owner
Imagine using a table saw. The sharp blade spins at nearly 100 mph. You slowly push a piece of wood across the cutting surface, getting closer and closer to the blade. Then your hand slips and your finger touches the blade. Just think of what that spinning blade can do to a human finger.
Sadly, thousands of Americans do not have to imagine what could happen. According to statistics reviewed by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2017, table saws caused approximately 3,500 finger amputations in the United States.
What if there was a technology that could almost instantly stop a saw blade as soon as it comes into contact with human skin? This type of technology could help save thousands of people from serious injuries every year. Instead of a finger amputation or a serious, deep cut, the person would be left with a small nick or minor cut.
This technology has already existed for nearly 20 years. However, it is not being used by major manufacturers.