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Stephen F Gass, David S D&apos Ascenzo: Power tools. March 25, 2003: US06536536 (309 worldwide citation)

An electrically powered hand tool is disclosed. The tool includes a motor, a power source, a work element and a controller. Various alternative features, embodiments and operative configurations are disclosed.


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Stephen F Gass, J David Fulmer: Detection system for power equipment. SD3, July 18, 2006: US07077039 (194 worldwide citation)

A machine is disclosed having a detection subsystem adapted to detect contact between a person and a specified portion of the machine, and to distinguish that contact from contact with other materials. The detection subsystem imparts an electrical signal to a specified portion of the machine, and di ...


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Stephen F Gass, J David Fulmer: Miter saw with improved safety system. SD3, December 7, 2004: US06826988 (130 worldwide citation)

A woodworking machine is disclosed having a base, a blade, a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and the blade, and a reaction system associated with the detection system to cause a predetermined action to take place upon detection of the dangerous condition. Th ...


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Stephen F Gass, Andrew L Johnston: Brake positioning system. SD3, February 22, 2005: US06857345 (129 worldwide citation)

A saw is disclosed having a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and a saw blade, and a brake adapted to stop the saw blade in response to detection of the dangerous condition. The saw further includes a brake positioning system that allows the brake to be positi ...


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Stephen F Gass, David A Fanning, J David Fulmer: Cutting tool safety system. SD3, July 26, 2005: US06920814 (126 worldwide citation)

A woodworking machine is disclosed. The machine includes a cutting tool and a motor adapted to drive the cutting tool. The machine further includes a detection system to detect a dangerous condition between the cutting tool and a person, such as a person coming into contact with the cutting tool. A ...


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Stephen F Gass, David S D&apos Ascenzo: Power tools. December 28, 2004: US06834730 (126 worldwide citation)

An electrically powered hand tool is disclosed. The tool includes a motor, a power source, a work element and a controller. Various alternative features, embodiments and operative configurations are disclosed.


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Stephen F Gass, David A Fanning: Actuators for use in fast-acting safety systems. SD3, September 20, 2005: US06945149 (104 worldwide citation)

Cutting machines with high-speed safety systems, and actuators used in high-speed safety systems, are disclosed. The cutting machines may include a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a cutting tool and a person. A reaction system performs a specified action, such as sto ...


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Stephen F Gass, David A Fanning: Miter saw with improved safety system. SD3, April 19, 2005: US06880440 (104 worldwide citation)

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 betwe ...


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Stephen F Gass, J David Fulmer, Randall J Huebner: Miter saw with improved safety system. SD3, September 20, 2005: US06945148 (103 worldwide citation)

A miter saw is disclosed having a base, a blade supported by the base, a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between a person and the blade, and a reaction system associated with the detection system to cause a predetermined action to take place upon detection of the dangerous c ...


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Stephen F Gass, David A Fanning: Table saw with improved safety system. SD3, SD3, February 7, 2006: US06994004 (101 worldwide citation)

A table saw having a brake mechanism configured to engage and stop a blade is disclosed. The table saw includes a brake positioning system configured to adjust the position of the brake mechanism to maintain the brake mechanism in an operative position relative to the blade as the blade is raised an ...