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A Universal Power tool brake

SIMPLE TO INSTALL. OSHA COMPLIANT. SAFER TOOLS.

Overview

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Features & Details

 

Tool Braking

This device takes common industrial shop tools like grinders and band saws and allows operators to bring those tools to a stop quickly and safely. It is designed to be used as an every-day stop so you can reach for or measure your work piece without worrying about a blade that is still spinning from it’s inertia.

A Universal Plug and Play Solution

There is no wiring and no alteration to your tool. This device will work with any tool that uses an AC Induction motor. You just plug it in, calibrate it, and start braking your tool. The whole process takes just a few minutes and requires no electrical expertise.

Anti-Restart (i.e. “Safe Start”)

This device also works to prevent accidental startup in the event of power failure or tool relocation. When power returns after an outage, your tool will not automatically restart. The device goes into safe mode until you manually reset it, protecting operators without being a burden to normal operations.

Compliance

This device can be used to meet and exceed the following safety standards. For more detail, please see our blog post on data and compliance.

Braking

  • OSHA 1910.212 - Machine Safeguards

Anti-Restart

  • OSHA 1910.213 - Electrical Controls for Woodworking Machinery

  • NFPA 79 - Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery

  • NEC 2014 - National Electrical Code

Customer Images

TheShop.build (Tech Shop)

 We were able to reduce the run-down time of this bench grinder from nearly  2 minutes  to just  2 seconds .

We were able to reduce the run-down time of this bench grinder from nearly 2 minutes to just 2 seconds.

Local Customer

 Our brake worked great on this old delta band saw!

Our brake worked great on this old delta band saw!

TheShop.build (Tech Shop)

 We were able to reduce the run-down time of this bench grinder from over  3 minutes  to just  2 seconds .

We were able to reduce the run-down time of this bench grinder from over 3 minutes to just 2 seconds.

Made for builders, by a builder

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How It Works

This universal braking device operates on a principle called DC Injection. It is a principle that has existed in industrial settings for some time and is often used to brake high inertia industrial machines. Usually it requires extensive wiring, custom installations, and a completely separate system for it to work (a VFD). The MAKESafe Power Tool Brake is an innovation in DC Injection technology - you just plug it in to any stationary power tool and it works.

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