It does seem ridicules the courts, judges and lawyers chasing ambulance get involved with a self inflected injury with a saw he purchased and used of his own free choice.
In 2006, when these negotiations were going on in relationship from the product marketing, He filed suit. Correct me if I’m wrong, but was the time line of technology even in existence as a marketed product, in a mass production sense.
I think Saw-stop is a fantastic safety product and an innovation break through that will eventually be on every saw sold, with their patent pending technology.
As air bags and seat belts were slow to catch on, their now a standard safety device on almost every vehicle produced in North America.
The end game will see a huge improvement in public safety but years down the road and is a heads up to industry to follow Saw-stops leading technology.
Right or wrong I don’t believe suing for entitlement money if there is any left over will serve the public’s interest, but on the other hand, (please excuse the reference), it may very well, speed up the process of building safer table saws in the future.
I’ve read a lot of possible reasons here on the forum about how some of these injuries are happening. Reasons like lock outs procedures, complacency, fatigue, distractions, guard removal/ bastardizing , inexperience, deadlines etc, are contributing factors for a visit to the hospital.
It would be considered due diligence and good mentoring leaders on our part, to compose a list and or safety category section to pass on that knowledge to the next generation of wood workers. I would hope Fine Woodworking site Web Masters may also see the prudence to include it, within its already great format. Making my living in heavy industry as a tradesman demands everyone’s safety as first and foremost, with Occupational Health & Safety (OHSA) on my mind every minute of the day.
Still injuries will still continue to happen but hopefully at a lower number of instances. It’s what Fine Woodworking is all about and is continuing to do extremely well.
Thanks to all
The old rule is take ten, as in minutes and not be in a hurry. The one time I did get nipe was when I failed to double check some one else's installation and set up. It wasn't even on a table saw but a large orbital sander.
If it doesn't look or feel safe it isn't so take ten, keep your fingers and don't do it.
I’m extremely impressed by the talent, skill and diligence of Aaron Radelow, making his authentic reproduction. It is an absolutely a beautiful work of art.
Regardless of what our PETA members may have to say; culling animals is a necessary fact within harvesting protocols insuring their overall health and well being of an entire species. By using these certified renewable natural resource materials pays it tribute, to ensure their future protection, more over, then any other reliable means, of international tracking of poachers.
Aaron has acted in the most responsible manner and all artists at home and abroad should be taking note of his due diligence.
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