Operating on the Edge

There is something very empowering about holding and using a power-saw. That works fine as long as the cutting edge of technology doesn't cut a finger. This week we are testing new power-saws for the Makerspace at St. Raymond. The saws are actually cutting edge technology in that they won't draw any blood. These saws will cut right though metal and wood, but you can rest your finger on the blade while at full power and it will not even scratch the skin. Very, very, cool technology! The blades oscillate a couple of millimeters in each direction a few thousand time a minute, they do not make full rotations. This means scissors and staples are still something to watch out for in the classroom, but the greatest danger for students using these power-saws is straining a face muscle holding back a smile while posing to look gritty.

Girl Power!