Well, everyone has some truth in their comments but I lean toward the feeling that the award was a bit high. I wish all of the table saw manufacturers installed this SawStop technology from the time it came out on the sole reasoning that it is the right thing to do AND it would have greatly reduced the cost of this addition to all the saws. Since they didn't issues like this care show up and more money will be wasted and in the end we will payout more to get this technology - and payment in money and body damage.
I do have one question, though. One person said that the technology was not available when he bought his saw. If that is really a fact then I don't see the case winning. I, therefore, will believe the tech was available at that time. If anyone can prove it wasn't then a court appeal to overturn that award should be easy.
Bottom line - industry should stop maximizing profits when safety tech is available yet new...
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