AMES, IA -- RazorGage is shipping its $1,495 patent pending SafeTcrowder retrofit kit for up-cut saws. âThere are thousands of these saws running in North America. Every year several tragic accidental amputations occur that are preventable with this simple retrofit kit.â said Steve Hoshor, director of engineering.
Using a foot switch to fire the saw is particularly dangerous resulting in amputations every year. Two hand palm buttons are safer, but do not provide any means for the operator to keep material square against the saw fence.
RazorGage has solved these problems in the design of SafeTcrowders that are mounted on the saw such that rollers on both sides of the blade can be pushed forward to hold material against the fence. Anti-tie-down triggers are located on each grip. Both hands are clear of the top clamp and saw blade when the saw fires. Both triggers must be engaged simultaneously.
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