Do not DIY: Rocket-powered circular saw is ineffective and spectacular

April 11, 2019

Destin from the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay and his friend Chad are on a mission to make power tools safer and eliminate saw kickback.

Destin from the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay and his friend Chad are on a mission to make power tools safer and eliminate saw kickback. They have designed a system that utilizes an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and machine learning algorithm to allow a saw to sense when kickback is about to occur and turn off automatically. During the testing phase of their product development, they exposed their specially equipped circular saw to kickback in normal and unusual conditions. The most extreme condition included a flying, rocket-powered circular saw suspended between two trees. Please, don’t try this at home.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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