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I,m sure that the artisans of the 18th century we considered cheaters by their masters because of the technology advancements that they used instead of the antiquated tools that their masters used. If you don't take advantage of technological advances offered to you I feel you are just cheating yourself. Who has the right to to tell you what cheating is or isn't?
I feel this ideology is being driven by the hand tool manufacturers for their own wellbeing. Are they manufacturing all their tools just like they were manufactured in the 17th century or are they cheating????
It's a great product but let the market decide. I think if I was an employer and supplying health insurance for my employees and paying for worker's compensation insurance I know what I would do. I would buy this safety device. If I owned the patent on this product I would offer it to all saw mfgs. for a reasonable price and make hay while the sun shined. It's inevitable that somone else will figure out how to compete in a less costly manor. I'm not sure we need big brother deciding what is best for us and stifle creativity. Mark my word someone will make a better mouse trap(stop)!!!!
I hope this is not the only event this year. Make this a traveling show so the rest of the country can attend. I just came back from a similiar show in Indianapolis and it was a power house event for me because I'm a newcomer to hands-on woodworking. I absolutely loved it!!! I also like cahudson42 idea also. Make it work so we can all enjoy each one of these workshops.
I wore a seat belt long before it was mandated by law. I practice saw safety and if I cut off a finger I hope I learn from it. I take responsibility for my actions and I don't blame anyone else for it. Carelessness if the responsibility of the owner of the accident. Most saws already have saw guards which are removed by choice so the mandated safety feature doesn't always work. If the Saw Stop is activated and not replaced the mandated safety feature doesn't work. Lets leave it up to the owner of the equipment to decide if he wants safety for him or his employees. His insurance compay and osha will help him decide.
I would also have surfaced one side of the lumber to gain a better chance of getting a straight cut.
I also don't think he should be standing directly behind the saw and pushing the lumber thru with his hand.
Looks to me like the lumber is not dried to the proper moisture content and I don't see the resaw bar mounted to the fence.
I'd love to have this book. My sharpening skills need sharpening.
I have a shopsmith, which works great for drilling horz. holes. I will apply your idea to the shopsmith, it should make drilling the hole as easy as you're doing if not easier because it is basically a horz. drill press and lathe in one which makes it perfect for this. Thanks for sharing a great idea. You may want to purchase a shopsmith just for an application like this. They sell very inexpenively on ebay.
Does anybody out there have any experience in comparing the festool circular saw, I think it is the ts55 with any of the new competition on the market. Makita and I think Dewalt have a saw that is similiar to the festool. I am wondering if anybody that has used the festool saw switched over to any of the other brands and how they like them????
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