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RTim

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882 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: consumer product safety commission comment government table saw regulations

I got this today in my Woodworker’s Journal Newsletter:

Currently, the Consumer Products Safety Commission is taking public comments about a proposed rule for safety standards regarding blade contact on table saws. They’re looking for feedback from the public—that means your opinions and information—on the risks associated with blade contact when using a table saw, on the CPSC’s regulatory options, and on the economic impacts of the various alternatives.

Among the alternatives they have listed for their proposed rulemaking are: a voluntary standard from the industry; a mandatory rule from the CPSC regarding table saw requirements; or a labeling rule listing specified warnings and instructions.

The deadline for the Consumer Products Safety Commission to receive public comments in advance of their rulemaking, is December 12, 2011—less than a month away. You can send email comments through the site www.regulations.gov, or written comments (they ask for 5 copies, with the agency name and docket number—Docket No. CPSC-2011-0074) to Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.

You can read further details about the proposed rulemaking and the request for comments here.

This is your chance! Go read the proposal and post your comments and let the government know what you think!

-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin


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RTim

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#1 posted 882 days ago

If you have trouble finding the correct page to comment on, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and enter CPSC-2011-0074-0001 in the Keyword or ID search box.

A direct link that may/may not work is http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CPSC-2011-0074-0001

-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin

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#2 posted 882 days ago

Tim, Thanks for posting this. The link to the Federal Register (here) lays out all the information pretty well. I wonder how many will actually read it before commenting? -Jack

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#3 posted 881 days ago

Thanks for posting this information. This could have a big impact on all of us with tablesaws in the short term and every other power tool we use in the long term.

I submitted my comment.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#4 posted 876 days ago

I would like to say as Mrs Gump put it- stupid is as stupid does. We don’t need no regulations on the use of a table saw or a big orange warning label on it or a lobby from Sawstop pushing legislation requiring a Sawstop on every new table saw. Better to send all the unsafe people to table saw school or make the user responsible and liable if they get hurt while working unsafely.

I submitted my comment # 80f71eac

..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#5 posted 876 days ago

Agree TOTALLY with Jim!! This IS Sawstop pushing from behind. Once they (Gov’t Agency) get their “Hooks” into the Table Saw, what’s next? Chisels, Hammers, Hand Saws, Chop Saws, Drills, Routers, and on and on.

The only “Tool” I’ve ever drawn blood with is a Retractable Razor Knife and that was just carelessness on my part.

I’ll be going thereand leaving my comments For Sure!!

Thanks for thr Post Tim.

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#6 posted 876 days ago

Tim:

I just Read and Posted. The “Petitioner” IS Saw Stop.

I used up all but 125 Characters in the Submission and had to “Renew” my time Twice ..LOL…

It took a LONG TIME for them to “Save” it. I was beginning to think I’d get some kind of an “Unable To Save” thing but it went okay and I now have a Tracking Number for future reference or access to.

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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