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A miter saw having a base and an arm that pivots toward the base is disclosed. A blade is supported by the arm, and is designed to cut workpieces resting on the base when the arm and blade pivot downward. The saw includes a detection system configured to detect one or more dangerous conditions between a person and the blade, such as when a person accidentally touches the spinning blade, and the saw includes a reaction system to stop the downward movement of the blade and arm when the dangerous condition is detected.

Title
Miter saw with improved safety system
Application Number
10/52806
Publication Number
6880440 (B2)
Application Date
January 16, 2002
Publication Date
April 19, 2005
Inventor
David A Fanning
Vancouver
WA, US
Stephen F Gass
Wilsonville
OR, US
Assignee
SD3
OR, US
IPC
B27B 005/18
B26D 001/14
B26D 005/00
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