Lawrence, KS, US

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

I just recently started using dyes and a sprayer to apply water bourne top coats. I would still find a use for this book

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

What luck. Giving away the exact book I need.

Re: Man Wins Big Money in Tablesaw Lawsuit

2dtenor states
"Mr. Woodie, did you know that there aren't any studies which show that insurance costs decrease after a state institutes tort reform."

You could not be more wrong. Do a little research and see what has happened to medical malpractice premiums in states that have enacted aggressive tort reform. (Start with Texas and Kansas) and then compare that to state that have repealed their tort reform laws.

If it is truly a defect of the machine that was maintained per the manufacturers recommendation, then yes, the manufacturer is liable. I have a hard time believing this is the case. Thanks to this legal lunacy that has gripped our country, your coffee cup now has to warn you that you hot coffee could be hot and a 5-gallon bucket has to have a drowning warning on it. Zheesh.

My next saw will very likely be a Saw Stop or one with this technology but if I hurt myself in the interim, I am not going to blame it on Ridgid!

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