Neckties and Tablesaws Just Don’t Mix
In a recent piece on the Woodworking Network, reporter Rich Christianson hones in on opposition to California’s proposed tablesaw legislation. The bill would require injury mitigation technology on all tablesaws sold in the state after 2015.
**Note: A comment posted by “saschafer” raises a good point – it is important to note that Williams isn’t actually using the tablesaw in the video, but posing at a saw.
Christianson lists Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barabara) as the sponsor for the controversial new bill (AB 2218). While the California effort isn’t news, a few of us here at Fine Woodworking found an accompanying video released by Williams to be absolutely drenched in irony. The video, which was released in support of the new legislation, shows Williams at the helm of a tablesaw wearing…you’re never going to guess this one…a necktie. Granted, he’s not making a cut, but you can’t help but get a wee little giggle out of it.
While the publishers of Fine Woodworking magazine have no official position on the proposed legislation, I personally can’t help but chuckle over the faux-pas!