The Jobsite Saw Pro is equipped with the SawStop safety system.
This revolutionary technology was developed to reduce the potential
for a serious injury in the event of accidental contact with the saw
The SawStop safety system includes two components, an electronic
detection unit and a fast-acting brake. The electronic detection
unit detects when a person contacts the blade. A small electrical
signal is induced onto the blade by electrodes placed around the
arbor. Although this low voltage, high frequency signal is too small
to feel, it can be measured by the detection system. When human
skin comes into contact with the blade (or arbor), a portion of the signal is absorbed by the body due to the
inherent electrical capacitance of the human body. As a result, the signal on the blade gets smaller and the
detection unit recognizes this as contact.