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David Craig

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 04:54 PM

I don’t think Mike was suggesting that SS should be responsible for the other tools. I think what some of us get tired of is the hoopla that makes it appear that one safety device will end the threat of shop accidents forever. Obviously, that is not the case. Most of the opinions on this are not by fellow shop workers but those that have opinions about what is best for the woodworker that never stepped foot in a shop or used a power tool.

This is not saying that the SS is not a wise investment. It is brilliant technology. But we should always remind ourselves that safety begins with the woodworker. It is beneficial to have a tool that can respond when we are not at our game, but the mindset will need to be there for every tool.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.


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