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Old 05-14-2010, 06:24 PM  
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:26 AM  
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I saw the "saw stop" too. If anything, it or something like should be required by law.



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I saw the "saw stop" too. If anything, it or something like should be required by law.
I agree. In a perfect world, every table saw would have to have one of these devices before it could be operated.

But, the world isn't perfect and Lassie kills chickens.

If you made a Saw Stop mandatory, then you'd have people setting them off intentionally. Maybe it would be just a dare, or maybe to cause a work slowdown in the shop. Maybe someone just didn't feel like working that day. Who knows... I just know that in the real world, good things often come wrapped in the potential for abuse, so making things MANDATORY can create huge problems.

I think if insurance companies would lower premiums for shops that had safer equipment, that would provide a financial impetus to improving safety. But, that's not happening. As it stands now, I doubt insurance agents even look at the equipment in a shop before quoting a premiums to a manufacturer. But, money makes the world go round, and if there were an economic incentive to improve safety, then workplace safety would become a cool and sexy subject everywhere, not just in woodworking shops.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:51 AM  
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But, the world isn't perfect and Lassie kills chickens.

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WHAT, say it isn't so....

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Steve, hows your helpers hand doing?

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Bump I've been wondering about this too.

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Brandon is doing pretty good considering all that he is going through. His hand is now short the ring finger. The other three have a titanium rod due to bone missing. The thumb was also badly damaged. That is one LONG list of hurt.

On day 14 after he got hurt he was back helping me (painting)! Just wanted to work.

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I hear that. I think it's better to suffer while doing something then just sitting around the house. Tell him we all wish him well.

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Just got back from Brandon's and it looks like his hand may heal a little better than expected! They are pulling the rods out of his fingers so he may bend them again someday. I don't know about you, but just the thought of someone yanking a steel rod out of the end of my finger that goes through the bone all the way to the knuckle at the other end of the finger makes my skin crawl. Still in good spirits, but he's still in a lot of pain also. So let's all keep our @#%*# fingers out of places they shouldn't be!



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