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#1 posted 02-12-2011 05:32 PM

I’m not saying it isn’t a good idea. I just hate having some bureaucrat in some far off place who has no idea how to use a tool to save their life making the rules. A riving knife/splitter, in my opinion, is a better way to go. you have a good margin of safety, but still have to use your head while making the cut. What if with the technology aids WE get complacent – which we always do – and when it is needed most it fails. I have worked in high tech for 30 years and I love that life, but stuff happens all the time that wasn’t the outcome that we expect. This too is great technology, I just question it from an overall safety perspective. And where do they stop with it. Will it be required on miter saws, circular saws, planers or, oh here is a good one, a scroll saw/Fien multi master – they have blades also.
Most of all or Uncle Sam has just gotten to big and… sorry this wasn’t supposed to turn into a political rant, let look just at the issue of safety.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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