mdleonard

Battleground, WA, US
member


Parole and Probation Officer in Portland, Oregon. Worked as millwright in sawmills and then in an aluminum plant before going back to school. Married forty years. We have a couple of Bichon pups that are great fun. Raised our family and kids are all married and gone. New to woodworking.


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Recent comments


Re: Man Wins Big Money in Tablesaw Lawsuit

I'm sorry, but this award was just wrong! The plaintif knew or should have known that the saw he was using didn't have the technology built into it to protect him if he was dumb enough to put his hand where it shouldn't have been. Juries don't seem to care when it is someone else's money that they feel perfectly entitled give away. I can't believe the stupidity of this kind of thinking. Safety devices are great, but not everyone can afford the technology that is required to for that level of safety. Naturally, the maker of the safety device thinks that every saw should have it, it will make him richer.

Re: Man Wins Big Money in Tablesaw Lawsuit

I'm sorry, but this award was just wrong! The plaintif knew or should have known that the saw he was using didn't have the technology built into it to protect him if he was dumb enough to put his hand where it shouldn't have been. Juries don't seem to care when it is someone else's money that they feel perfectly entitled give away. I can't believe the stupidity of this kind of thinking. Safety devices are great, but not everyone can afford the technology that is required to for that level of safety. Naturally, the maker of the safety device thinks that every saw should have it, it will make him richer.



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