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#1 posted 11-05-2009 10:46 PM

I’m not knocking the Saw Stop. It is a great safety item for those who need a new saw and can afford it. I don’t think we stop doing wood working because we have limited resources.
I guess I MUST BE USING THE CORRECT TECHNIQUE because after 40+ years of using all kinds of saws the only one I have been injured by was a band saw; cutting a rough piece of wood that turned in my hand and pinched the blade and pulled my hand towards it. Fortunately it was a minor injury, just 8 stitches. Band saws can be nasty and your hands are very often close to the blade but I have never heard anyone comment on the hazard they pose. Just ask any long time butcher or meat processing employee about missing digits from bandsaws.

Using power tools can be dangerous so WORK SAFELY.

-- Les B, Oregon

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