Sawstop

Wolf (& Rabbit!)
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I saw this article today. I’m sure that Sawstop gear is excellent but this Gass guy needs a slapping. Good luck taking on Bosch, mind you, that takes balls.

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-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

I don’t know all the in and outs of patent law, but to his credit, Gass basically invented, patented and marketed one of the biggest safety innovations to ever hit the tool market. I think he initially offered to license the invention to Bosch among other table saw manufacturers and they turned him down. Now Bosch comes out with their own version of a flesh sensing technology…..If I was Gass, I’d be upset too.

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

well, it matters little to me but the bosch thing is different. good luck to him.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

yep, it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out. Bosch certainly has a lot of $$$ behind it!

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Well whats funny is I heard the patent has expired and thats why the companies have started putting out their design of the brake.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

I imagine if Bosch win it’ll open a floodgate of braking tech which will be good for everyone.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Patent’s can be renewed for up to 20 years, as to the law suite I’ll leave that up to the courts.
I’ve never understood the movement to bash Gass,so he tried to get his technology mandatory on all table saws ,this is something that has been done by many companies in the past with their inventions, people like Edision. I think there are many folks that have been avoided great injuries due to his great invention. I think it’s great that Bosch has entered the safer saw market.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

While I think Mr. Gass is a jerk, he can’t be called dumb. He has a doctorate in physics as well as a law degree (he is a patent attorney). I suspect he has some insight that we lesser mortals don’t see, but I can’t help but wonder if the real reason of the lawsuit if to get mega corp Bosch to offer him about 10 times what his company is really worth just to get the SS patents. I hope Bosch hasn’t infringed and hands him a legal comeuppance…that said, I am a happy SS owner.

"I long for the day when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" Merle Haggartd

I wish there was an accessory that you could buy to retrofit any brand tablesaw… Ie: my old Unisaw!

Angellos

Have you seen this

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

And there it is! Thanks

Angellos