<<Ahh, but that could never happen. If your saw tripped falsely 30
you'd have hung yourself long before then.>>
HAH! No kiddin'!.
On another note, I going to have to remember the logic in this thread
when one of these guys has his teenage kiddo (who has used all tools
since birth under strict supervision) whack off a finger due to a lapse
in judgement. Or when one of the guys gets his shirt caught in a
machine and it yanks him in (I am thinking of those farmers that have
lost arms, etc. that I used to feel sorry for; now, set straight by
this group I think they may have deserved it), or maybe in a crowded
shop someone trips and falls on the machine. I will then post this
thread so you can remember that you don't need additional protection,
and if you or yours did something to yourself by accident, you may have
I think that some are forgetting that professionals that use tools all
day long get tired, but still have to work. They are sick, but still
need to pay bills. You get tired, and in a Cinderella world, you go
home and rest. But in the real world, deadlines loom. And the more
tired you are, the more mistakes you make and the more accident prone
you are. There is also the probablility of scale. Dinking around in
your garage screwing with the tools when it isn't football season,
holidays, family birthdays, anniversaries and on an on it not the same
as doing work with machinery all day long, day in and day out.
Not everyone is some hobby guy working in half his garage when his wife
lets him make a box or two for the grandkids, or put up a new shelf as
a weekend project. If you use tools enough, you will get hurt.
I think the saw is properly positioned in the market place. If you
don't need it or want it, you don't have to buy it. What a concept.
And those that do, can. And since some like the concept, that doesn't
make them some kind of candy assed weenie. I would probably have them
if I did more cabinets since I would feel better about they guys
working with a table saw with a blade brake.
Many years ago I saw a young man slip on the concrete (clean by the
way, it was an accident) while he was ripping MDF for new formica tops.
He was at the end of the rip so he was pushing the 16" wide piece from
the back, and in that position he thought he was going to go head first
in the saw. He got both hands out to stop himself, but one came up a
finger short. We finally found the finger, but at that time they were
unable to connect anything more than the vessels, so it shrank up some
after they sewed it on, but never worked right again. I know, I know.
He never should have slipped in the first place.
And here's the topper for those that are worried about the cost. Since
they reported have the brake problems all worked out, if you never
stick your hot dog in the damn blade, it will never fire off, and you
will never ruin your blade or the brake shoe. Just like I tell the
guys that work for me, learn to keep your hot dog out of trouble and
you will be a lot safer and happier. Wait... maybe it wasn't actually
a hot dog when I was talking to them...