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Through me in that brier patch. I'll build a canoe in a heartbeat. And, do a video on the build to boot.
I bought a SawStop two years ago and I think it is a fine machine. My thinking is, buy a SawStop or do not own a table saw. If you can not pony up the cash to buy one, or it you are to mocho to have good sense, forget the tablesaw and by some really good hand saws. I would recomend Bad ax, or L-N. And, there are several other excelent brand saws too.
Yes, I too have done dumb thing in the shop. I too have made the same error with a router. And, I predict that despite my best efforts, I will make future errors. And, I may get hurt. Nevertheless, I try very hard to be as safe as possible despite the reality that I am a natural born clutz. Thus, I try to do everything possible to avoid serious accidents. Every week that goes buy I notice myself using more hand tools and fewer power tools. I also bit the bullet and bought a SawStop machine. Yes, I spent some money. But, I still have all my fingers. And, if and when similar technology is avalible on other power tools, I will buy them too. My personal goal is to get to the point that I do everything except rough lumber jointing, plaining and brake down with hand tools. Even then, I have been know to cut myself with a chisel. So, I think it is prudent to be as careful as posible but by all means keep working wood.
Through me in this brier patch. I would love to see this DVD
First, a statment of fair discloser. I bought a SawStop contractors saw last November. Now, I do not like unwarented litigation. Nevertheless, this event is not a big shock. It is really quite perdictable. And, I suspect that any saw manufacture that does not provide this technology will be driven into bankrupsy. They were give a fair opertunity and they turned it down. Now, it is time to pay the piper.
In addition, I would think that anyone that buys a table saw that does not have this or competitive techonolgy, when it is clearly and easily available, is showing blatent disrecard for themselves, their spouse and their children. It is simply a matter of responsibily. If one cuts ones fingers or hand off one cannot provide for ones family properly. If a family provider does not take significant protection to stay safe it is nothing less then spouse and child abuse. Enough said. --WW
I have always felt that woodworking should have a humanitarian side. This book looks to be one big step in that direction.
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