The SawStop story is about a small company with a big idea. What if you could stop a saw blade and prevent a serious injury? That sounds like a really good idea.
Today, that idea is protecting woodworkers in tens of thousands of SawStop table saws in North America and around the globe. SawStop is proud to say that it was their idea, but are most proud that woodworking is now safer.
SawStop makes table saws. Besides being the highest quality and best featured saws in their market segments, SawStop’s saws feature the ability to detect contact with skin and stop the blade in less than 5 milliseconds. The technology was invented by Dr. Steve Gass in 1999, and the business was started by Dr. Gass and three other friends.
In 2004 the first SawStop Table Saw was sold. In the years between then and now, SawStops saws have saved thousands of fingers. The combination of safety, unparalleled design and craftsmanship has made SawStop the #1 cabinet saw in North America.
SawStop is a privately owned company based in Tualatin, Oregon, just south of Portland. They are 100% U.S. owned and engineered.