|Forum topic by live4ever||posted 12-21-2011 12:49 AM||4422 views||0 times favorited||344 replies|
12-21-2011 12:49 AM
This is some research to satisfy a curiosity – I hope you’ll all play along. The response to this thread simply needs to be a single number, and one number only. If you have clicked open this thread, please post a reply – it will take you 5 seconds.
The number is the number of people you personally know (have met, online acquaintances do not count) to have injured themselves at the tablesaw via direct contact with the blade, including yourself, counting multiple instances. If you’ve cut off a digit twice, you’d respond with “2”. If your uncle did it twice, you’d respond “2”. If you have 5 co-workers who each did it once, you’d enter “5”. If you don’t personally know anyone, you’d enter “0”.
Again, these are ONLY direct blade contact injuries at the tablesaw. Injury caused by a kicked back workpiece to the body should not be counted. Injury caused by kickback causing direct blade contact SHOULD be counted.
Please leave discussions about TS injuries, flesh-sensing technology, government regulation, profit-seeking inventors, etc. to other threads. I intend this to be ONLY a data-gathering thread.
NOTE: I am not affiliated with any power tool company, government agency concerned with power tool injuries, woodworking publication, etc. Just thought it would be interesting to see what kind of data we could compile.
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