So, there will be a sudden growth in machinery sales outlets in Canada
& Mexico, just near border crossing points. Grizzly, Jet, etc will set
up some large warehouses nearby, improving employment in those
'foreign' areas too. Wonder if they can get a "foreign aid' grant as
As well, existing saws will go up in value, even old junkers will be
Funny the document discusses all kinds of incidents from table saws
then ends up focusing on Saw Stop which addresses only contact with
blade accidents. Wot a surprise!
This may be a good thing but no surprise that a particular manufacturer
is driving it.
"Mike Paulsen" wrote in message
advance notice of proposed rulemaking for performance requirements to
address table saw blade contact injuries.
September 14, 2011
On April 15, 2003, Stephen Gass, David Fanning, and James Fulmer, et al.
(petitioners) requested that we require performance standards for a system
to reduce or prevent injuries from contact with the blade of a table saw."
I wonder how much Stephed Gass (SawStop's inventor, BTW) has contributed to
Obama's re-election campaign.
On Sep 29, 9:28 am, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That's not how it works. The guy has a new and improved mouse trap,
he's a lawyer and he knows how to work the system.
If you or I came up with a new and improved mouse trap that's related
to safety, has potentially many millions in sales, and we stuck with
it for many years, we could have our own legislation, too. ;)
On 9/29/2011 9:28 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Probably as much as all of the other "inventors" who have coerced the
government into making their devices safety requirements.
I am waiting for the government to required the little plastic "save a
deers life alerts" to be required on all cars because of the number of
If you invent something the best way to make it pay is to say it is a
safety device and pay off government workers in a regulatory agency to
get it to be made a required safety device on something.
On 9/29/2011 7:28 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I realize that table saws are inherently dangerous. But I wonder how
many injuries (needing something more than a band-aid) there actually
are per man-hour of use. Is this an area where the country really needs
They require ground fault interruptors, really good grounding and a host
of other safety-related things. Why not this? I agree, it looks like it
should be personal option, but I'd like to get a discount on my medical
insurance for having a sawstop ... (Which I don't have (yet))
The federal government does no such thing! If you find an insurance carrier
that gives a discount for a SawStop, or for that matter a flat roof, who
cares?! Your choice and theirs.
I wouldn't buy a SawStop!
Great. Have at it. I much prefer my Unisaur, at less than half the price.
When they offer a saw stop with a 5 HP motor and a 12 or 14 inch blade, I'll
-- Jim in NC
My home and life insurance companies never asked about a shop or power
tools, so I am pretty sure I wouldn't get a discount. Don't really need
health insurance in Canada, so I don't know about it being on the list
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
On 9/29/2011 12:35 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I agree. But what surprises me is that health care providers haven't
tried to make it their business. Someone who uses sharp tools is
probably more likely to be cut by one than someone who doesn't own any.
Reminiscent of Bill Clinton, if any one asks, "When I saw I don't use
a TS--and if I do, I leave it unplugged!".
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