I am going to rent a warehouse in Las Vegas and fill it with table saws and start sellin'.
Don't worry about it. Once you get to the Facebook page (and fill out the form) the Submit button does not work so you can't enter anyway.
If you get to the point, with this device, that you have made contact with the blade you have already bypassed the safety mechanism. The company that should license this technology is SawStop. If you put this on a SawStop saw you will likely never make contact with the blade and therefore save the brake and blade replacement. However, if somehow you do actually make contact with the blade, the brake and blade would be a small price to pay.
Hey Tom, next time you're at Woodcraft pickup a Granite Surface Plate for Matt and save him the shipping.
"Let's see how can I win that editor's contest for the most comments on a blog entry? Hmmm..."
I have been tempted to replace my RAS with a sliding miter saw but I just can't do it. It is so handy for cross cutting. I don't understand how dangerous everyone thinks they are. Keep one hand on the handle and keep the other out of the way. The blade can only travel along the arm. I wouldn't use it for ripping though.
I like Tommy MacDonald. I have subscribed to and watched his not so regular video podcast. He got interested in woodworking, went the North Benet Street school and now turns out incredible work, at least as far as I can tell on the podcast. Although they say that he will be himself, I suspect that they will tone down his surfer boy style a bit. His delivery really needs to be polished up a bit for a TV show. Unlike, Norm who was a carpenter turned furniture maker, Tommy is trained as a furniture maker and has hand tool, as well as, power tool skills so I think this can be a very good show. As for PBS, please don't pay lip service to the online aspects of this show. Incorporate the website into the show and by all means make content available on the website. There is a business model for online content, don't fight it and try to make it fit into an out-dated business model like NYW did with the old videos. They are available online, but only for a week at a time, the business model of a weekly TV show not an online show.
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