We recently published some table saw safety tips in the hope it might help you keep your finger tips. But what do you do after you accidentally cut off your fingers? Why, sue of course! A recent article by Jenn Abelson from the Boston Globe tells us that “Carlos Osorio accused One World Technologies Inc., maker of Ryobi saws, of negligence for failing to include a flesh detection technology that would prevent most serious injuries, according to a copy of the complaint filed in 2006 in US District Court in Boston.” And believe it or not, Carlos won the case, to the tune of $1.5 million, even though they were asking for only $250,000. After lawyer & legal fees, I’m estimating Carlos himself will probably net about $7 for his troubles. But it may be for a very good cause, improved table saw safety, industry-wide. Read More
Table Saw Safety
Having a table saw is like having a Ferrari. You are the envy of your friends and neighbors. You have prestige and power beyond your wildest dreams–and you are also one Billy Joel Driving School moment away from losing those beautifully manicured digits.
In the right hands a table saw is a time saving, project finishing, accuracy machine. In the wrong hands it can become a demon of a tool capable of spitting material out at impaling rates of speed, lopping off digits, and poking out eyes. So—when using a table saw, use these tips and as always remember what your mother said about losing an eye. (Safety eyewear).Read More