Saw Shield Band Saw
Saw Shield is a revolution in band saw safety. Saw Shield prevents band saw accidents by stopping your saw blade if your skin gets too close. Saw Shield works by sensing your skin's proximity to the blade. If your skin gets too close, a brake cartridge is fired, stopping your saw blade in just milliseconds. Best of all, when triggered, Saw Shield doesn't damage your saw blade. Saw Shield replaces your band saw's lower guides, and can be installed on most band saws in just 1-2 hours.
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Prevent a Life-Changing Accident
More than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized every year in a table saw or band saw related accident. Protect yourself with Saw Shield.
Why Choose Saw Shield?
Saw Shield uses a contact-free sensor to detect your skin's proximity to the blade. If your skin gets too close, Saw Shield stops your blade in milliseconds.
Use Your Saw
Saw Shield can be installed on nearly any table saw or band saw. So you can get protected, keep your saw, and save thousands of dollars!
Save Your Blade
When triggered, Saw Shield doesn't destroy your saw blade. This means you stay protected without sacrificing your expensive blades.
For most saws, installation takes about 1-2 hours, and just requires bolting a few components to your saw and connecting a few wires.
Saw Shield saves you thousands when compared to purchasing a new saw, or the pain, medical bills, and lost of income that can result from a workshop accident.
Saw Shield detects your skin before it touches the saw blade. This means your blade stops before your skin contacts the blade, preventing injury.
Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
All Saw Shield products are designed in America. Plus, we're gearing up to go into production right here in the U.S.A.
Saw Shield Band Saw Accessories
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to replace the brake cartridge if Saw Shield is triggered?
Yes. When Saw Shield detects skin, it deploys a sacrificial brake cartridge. Although it brings your saw blade to a stop in just milliseconds, the brake cartridge is destroyed in the process.
Will Saw Shield destroy my saw blade if triggered?
How does Saw Shield work?
With which blades is Saw Shield compatible?
Is Saw Shield compatible with my band saw?
Saw Shield is compatible with most band saws. Saw Shield installs on your band saw by replacing the lower guide assembly.
Can I be injured while using a Saw Shield equipped saw?
Can I use my table saw cartridge on my band saw? Or vice versa?
How can I contact Saw Shield?
How close does my finger need to be to the blade for Saw Shield to activate?
Does Saw Shield come with a brake cartridge?
Yes, both our band saw and table saw models come with a brake cartridge. If your Saw Shield is triggered, you will need to replace the brake cartridge.
Can I see a detailed picture or rendering of the Saw Shield technology?
Due to intellectual property concerns, we are unable to provide details of our device at this time. We are pursuing both U.S. and international patents to protect our intellectual property. Until we have made greater progress in obtaining domestic and international patents, we cannot release detailed pictures or designs. If you have questions about how Saw Shield works, or if Saw Shield is right for you, please feel free to contact us or send us an email.