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Forum topic by MrRon posted 10-22-2012 04:54 PM 657 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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10-22-2012 04:54 PM

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“In the late 1980s the sliding compound miter saw was introduced which combined all the best features of the compound miter saw with sliding tubes allowing the cutter head to traverse for a much wider cut. Since then it has become the primary cross cut saw for woodworking, largely supplanting the radial arm saw.

  • Manufacturers warn of possible electrocution when used near water or other related saws in a close proximity*.” Why is this I wonder?

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 04:58 PM

My guess is that their lawyers require it to compensate for human stupidity?
GerryB

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 05:35 PM

Because some people see it looks so much like a brick or tile saw they think they can pour some water on the thing and cut tile.

Don’t think this is too far fetched. I just saw an episode of “Renovation Realities” on the DIY channel last night and the guy on there was doing exactly that. He duct taped a hose pipe to the blade guard and was cutting a piece of tile while water was running across the blade.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 05:56 PM

What’s next warnings not to use you saw while sky diving ? :))

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 07:35 PM

That would be an interesting Guinness World Record at the very least Jim, but think of the extension ord you’d need lol

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