No evidence to prove which
That safety features make operators more responsible
or it makes them less responsible
there are mountains of data that show drivers of cars with ABS
were driving more aggressively and taking more risks with
operators need to know the machine and what to expect and think
through what to do if the saw does the unexpected
On Monday, March 23, 2015 at 12:13:09 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
Correlation does not imply causation.
I haven't studied the data, so this is a question, not an argument:
Does the data clearly show that the drivers were being more aggressive *bec
ause* the vehicles had ABS?
One could argue that along with ABS came many other technological enhanceme
nts related to handling, performance, etc. and those enhancements contribut
ed more to the increase in aggressive driving than the ABS. Better braking
systems in general may have contributed to more aggressive driving/braking,
but can it be shown that it was specifically the ABS?
No kidding.... I think it was very wise of Bosch to go for the
contractor market as those guys are the ones that spend the most hours
in a day and working in locations that are not great.
Between Bosch and SawStop I think there is going to be faster
acceptance/switch to these saws than the stationary units.
Maybe but I haven't seen a table saw at a (new construction) job site
in probably fifty years. The last two homes we've had have been in
new developments, so construction is all around us. Not a table saw
to be heard. ;-) With all of the alternatives, today, why would one
be needed? Construction isn't cabinetmaking, after all.
On 3/21/2015 5:58 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Well you know, you may not have a complete picture of how all trades
operate everywhere in the country. While I agree that there is less
need for a TS the way homes are built these days true custom homes still
have trimmers and carpenters that use TS's on site. Swingman built a
custom home about 5 years ago and while he and I did prebuild the
kitchen cabinets off site he did have a bench top TS on site. I highly
suspect flooring guys would have one too given the fact that you are
going to have to rip some pieces.
And, both SawStop and Bosch both now have similar saws intended to be
used on construction sites with built in stands that go up and down
stairs. I doubt that either flipped a coin for deciding whether to
target this market with their product or not. And given that, with a
safer portable TS available the tide may change and contractors may
decide to have a TS, which can rip and cross cut, vs. a miter saw that
can only cut to length and a circular saw for ripping.
Did a big remodel (with addition) a few years back. I had a table saw on
site, and the contractor/carpenter used it extensively. Especially for
Cabinetry was done offsite, and I did the trim & baseboards.
But as you well know the double use feature will create a false sense of
security. ;~) You know when when you have a flat tire and open the
trunk and realize that the spare is on the ground already. ;~)
The cartridge trips and no worries until you realize that you have
already performed the hot dog demonstration once before. ;~)
It is a cool feature of not damaging the blade but if that feature is
important to you, you have my nod to buy that particular saw to begin
with. It sounds like you already know you are going to need it.
That could be said of the SawStop, too. I have no (hot)dog in this
race, but to me if all other things are equal, the Bosch wins. We won't
know until some of the magazines and websites do some good side-by-side
comparisons which one is a better saw, taking into consideration aspects
other than the safety-brake.
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