How to Use sawstop brake cartridge

What kind of brake cartridge do I need for a SawStop saw?

Use the Standard Brake Cartridge with 10 in. blades. The brake cartridge is compatible with all woods and other non-conductive materials. The SawStop Brake Cartridge is the heart of each SawStop saw, stopping a spinning blade on contact with skin. Use the Standard Brake Cartridge with 10 in. blades.

How does the safety system work on a SawStop?

Generally, the safety system will not activate when a nail or staple is cut. Although conductive, these objects are not large enough to cause the safety system to activate unless they are grounded to the table or operator when they contact the blade. How long does it take to change from a standard brake to a dado brake cartridge?

Can a dado brake be used on a SawStop table saw?

The Dado Brake Cartridge stops the spinning blade on contact with skin reducing the chances of a catastrophic injury. It is compatible with all standard 8" dado sets up to 13/16" thick on SawStop saws.

How to change the brake position on a SawStop?

Adjust Brake Cartridge Position- Turn the main power switch OFF and check the blade-to-brake spacing (see page 11). Contact Detected During Standby- Contact was detected while the blade was stopped. Wait 5 seconds for this code to clear. Contact Detected During Bypass- Contact was detected during bypass mode.


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