The videos stated that most of the accidents occur in seasoned professional
after years of usage. Like most accidents...it's complacency. Good to depend
on your own smarts and have a mechanical device as a backup.
Backup safety barriers are always good. If they aren't why does everybody
have a first aid box handy? Everybody does right?... Right?
"Morgans" wrote in message
Much better, in my opinion, to train them to be extremely careful and
to use the already mandated and supplied safety devices. - and to
SUPPLY the devices. (like push sticks, finger boards, splitters and
If I was a high school shop teacher (and I am) and I had a saw stop, I would
tell the guys that they did not work as good as it shows on you-tube and
even worse, that they sometimes did not work at all. That way, they could
not depend on the saw stopping to keep them safe, and they would have to
work on developing safe work habits.
-- Jim in NC