And Steve Gass actually proves the machine by using his own finger to trigger the mechanism. I am pleased to say that he didn’t do it by simulating an actual cut (to trust any safety mechanism is stupidity), so I was very curious how he would approach the job of actually setting off the blade himself.
The video also has some of the clearest high speed shots I’ve seen of the mechanism activating, so is worth a look even for that. The amount of movement that the high speed picks up is impressive – the G Forces are incredible.
And for the sqweamish, there is no blood, so you don’t have to be nervous watching the video.