Every SawStop saw comes with a standard brake cartridge, a key component of the blade-braking safety system. If the safety system of your saw is activated, the blade cartridge (and the blade) must be replaced. This replacement cartridge is compatible with all current SawStop saw models* and is suitable for use with standard 10" blades.
When you exchange a standard saw blade with a dado set, SawStop's blade-braking safety system requires a similar exchange of the standard brake cartridge with one dedicated to dado blades. The dado brake cartridge is compatible with all current SawStop saw models* and standard 8" stacked dado sets that adjust up to 13/16" wide. Use of the wobble type of dado set is not recommended.
* If you own a SawStop saw made before 2008, a slightly different brake cartridge may be required (a clear-bodied cartridge with a 16-pin connection instead of the current blue-tinted cartridge with a 9-pin connection). Contact us for more information.