Frequently asked questions
When will I receive my order?
We estimate that pre-orders will ship in March of 2021.
Is Saw Shield compatible with my table saw?
Saw Shield is compatible with most 10" table saws that run on 120 volt or 220 volt power. To watch a video showing how Saw Shield is generally installed on a table saw, click
After ordering, you will receive an email asking you the make and model of your saw. We will use this information to provide you with an installation bracket designed to fit your saw. We have saw specific brackets already designed for many table saws. However, if we don't have a bracket designed for your table saw, we will work with you to make one.
How does Saw Shield work?
Saw Shield works by detecting your skin's proximity to the blade. If your skin gets to close to the blade, Saw Shield triggers a brake cartridge that brings your saw blade to a stop in just milliseconds, preventing debilitating and life-altering accidents. Saw Shield does not require you to contact the blade to be activated. Saw Shield is typically triggered when you get within approximately 3/8" to 3/4" of the blade. However, this distance can calibrated during the initial installation.
Will Saw Shield destroy my saw blade if triggered?
No. We've done significant testing using the same table saw and band saw blades throughout the process. Despite being subjected to numerous activations, the saw blades were not destroyed and were ready to use.
How do I order additional brake cartridges?
You can order additional table saw brake cartridges
here, and band saw brake cartridges
What blades is Saw Shield compatible with?
Saw Shield Table Saw is compatible with 10" thin kerf and regular kerf table saw blades. With the optional Dado Blade Attachment, you can also use Saw Shield with any 8" dado blade up to 13/16" wide.
Saw Shield Band Saw is compatible with any blade down to 1/8" wide.
Does Saw Shield ship internationally?
Currently, we only ship to the United States and Canada. If you are interested in placing an international order, please
How do I install the dado cartridge?
The dado cartridge simply snaps into place, and can be easily installed in under a minute while changing blades.
Can I be injured while using a Saw Shield equipped saw?
Yes. Although Saw Shield is extremely effective, no technology is 100% effective. Saw Shield should be used only as a last resort, to prevent injuries that would occur from contacting your saw blade. Saw Shield is not a substitute for proper technique, safety measures, and tool maintenance.
Can I use my table saw cartridge on my band saw? Or vice versa?
No. The table saw and band saw cartridges are not cross-compatible. You can order replacement table saw brake cartridges
here, and replacement band saw brake cartridges
How do I order a Dado Blade Attachment?
The Dado Blade Attachment allows you to use Saw Shield with 8" dado blades up to 13/16" wide. You can order a Dado Blade Attachment
How close does my finger need to be to the blade for Saw Shield to activate?
Saw Shield's contact-free proximity sensor can detect skin from as far away as 1". However, this can be adjusted by the user during the installation. We recommend a setting of at least 1/4”.
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. Replacement brake cartridges for Saw Shield Table Saw can be purchased
here. Replacement brake cartridges for Saw Shield Band Saw can be purchased
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