Making Tools Safer
Award winning educator (and electrical engineer) Scott Swaaley is proud to bring industrial-level safety to consumer-level shop tools. Does your disc sander, bench grinder, band saw, or lathe keep moving after you turn it off? This coasting phase can last as long as three minutes for home shop tools and leaves you in a sketchy situation. Do you wait patiently for your tool has come to complete stop (yeah right!). Chances are you either reach for your part with the tool still coasting, putting your fingers dangerously close to the action, or you jam a piece of waste stock into the sanding disc or blade to slow it down. Either way – this is dangerous territory. Most shop accidents occur on machines that the operator is very comfortable and experienced with. Instead, what if you could just press a button to make your tool stop in seconds?