Table Saw - SawStop ICS31230

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The SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw is a powerful table saw used to make rip cuts, cross cuts, and angled cuts across wood. This table saw is equipped with the SawStop safety feature which stops and retracts the blade nearly instantaneously when fingers are detected by the blade.

How to Start

  1. Get a think[box] Ability Badge: Come to think[box] and ask a Student Worker for an Ability Badge Orientation. They will ask you to read sections of the think[box] Access Policies and Safety Policies and then you will read and sign an electronic Machine Shop Access Agreement. You will be given an Ability Badge, which must be worn at all times when you are using the machine shop. Note, you are not yet approved to use the machines in the machine shop.
  2. Review the Tutorial: Read the think[box] Table Saw Tutorial and familiarize youself with the parts, terminology, and general safety information pertaining to the table saw.
  3. Take the Table Saw Quiz: Take and pass the think[box] online Table Saw Quiz. You must get 100% on the quiz to pass. Refer to the Tutorial as you take the quiz. If you do not pass the first time, review your answers and make sure you know why you didn't pass, then take the quiz again. You may take the quiz as many times as you need to until you pass.
  4. Schedule an in Person Certification Class: Only after passing the Table Saw Quiz with 100% you will be given a link to the online scheduler to schedule a time to take the think[box] Table Saw Certification Class. This is a 1 hour class taught by think[box] staff that covers basic Table Saw safety and operation. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a "TABLE SAW" sticker for your ability badge that grants you permission to use the think[box] Table Saw during all open hours. 
  1. Use the Table Saw with Approval: Once you are approved to use the Table Saw, you can come to the fourth floor to setup the machine on your own during think[box] open hours but you MUST have a full-time staff member or trained Student Worker check over your setup before actually running the machine. You must do this every time you use the table saw, with no exceptions.


Approved Materials

The table saw can be used to cut:

  • Wood

Wood Supplies

Technical Details

Read the SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw Owners Manual for technical details.