One other thing:
All the animosity toward Gass is not fair. If Sawstop had been YOUR idea, what would you do with it?
I think the answer is very clear: If YOU had thought of the idea, and had fought the companies for years to let your invention see the light of day (as he did) you would be doing EXACTLY the same as he is now.
99% of you should be ashamed that you begrudge him the success that you would be having if you were in his place.
All you guys whining about this will buy life insurance, health insurance, car insurance, and house insurance without thinking twice about it, some of it mandated.
Consider this table saw insurance... except it is FAR better, because instead of paying out for your LOSS, it prevents the loss.
Glass was brilliant to think up the idea. You will all whine until one of the fingers or hands he saves is yours.
It is INSANE that a man can sue because he chose to use a device without a particular safety mechanism. (ex: I slipped on ice because I was not wearing crampons. Can I sue Nike?) It is a ridiculous and offensive verdict. I too hope he loses on appeal.
The silver lining to this stupidity: this verdict may force new high-volume negotiations with Gass. At higher volumes Sawstop technology will be cheaper. Maybe we will all win in the long-term.
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