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Forum topic by thedude50 posted 118 days ago 1756 views 1 time favorited 62 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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118 days ago

Here is a link to a blog by some famous woodworker. I call a friend he is one of the best writers in the country regardless of topic and I do respect his opinion and for many of the same reasons he turned off the comments to his post. I think he has added wisdom to this that can not go with out discussion.
Read the whole thing then comment

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

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#1 posted 118 days ago

Can’t say I disagree with any of it. I was unaware of any initiatives by agents of SawStop to lobby for legislation mandating use of their proprietary technology, but I can’t say I’m surprised. Every cause becomes a business, every business becomes a racket.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#2 posted 118 days ago

I agree with what he said. This is the safest table saw on the market. It is a quality saw. I think all would say it is in the top 3 or 4 without putting 1’s, 2’s etc. on them. Bottom line is no one like mandates on what we will spend our money on. I wear a seat belt and they were mandated. I wore a crash helmet when I rode a bike and they were mandated. I wear a crash helmet and they are not mandated in the state I live in now. The cemeteries are full of people that went there without wearing a seat belt or crash helmet. The cemeteries will be full of people with missing digits and the worse thing you can do is tell them they have to have a Saw stop or a saw with that technology. They will fight it to the end. No I don’t have a saw stop but I have NEVER owned a new table saw and that technology is still fairly new.

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#3 posted 118 days ago

If I could afford one I’d buy one, just wish someone would come out with an alternate technology.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 118 days ago

what’s the hand tool guru doing commenting on a power tolo?

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 118 days ago

Nailed it.

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#6 posted 118 days ago

Im not against the technology. If I had found a good deal on one before I bought my unisaw, I might have bought it. That being said, I dont need someone else telling me how safe I need to be with my own fingers. I will keep my unisaw.
Everyone who uses tablesaws in an unsafe manner should definitely buy one though!

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#7 posted 118 days ago

“one of the best writers in the country” I sighed when I read this. I clicked on the link, got up went to the bathroom and grabbed a fresh cold one. I was expecting a long drawn out “writers” response.

To my delight it was very well written, to the point, and not a “writers” piece so to say.

Very well said and written, If I could afford the technology it would be in my shop already.


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#8 posted 118 days ago

A very good read, and I agree.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 118 days ago


(elephant in room)


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Clint Searl

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#10 posted 118 days ago

Why does he feel the need to justify his decision?

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#11 posted 118 days ago

You don’t know many writers do you Clint?


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#12 posted 118 days ago

Clint you should go to the beginning of his blog and read the entire thing this will help you get the just of it.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

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#13 posted 118 days ago

My Honest Opinion!

Big deal,
just another testimonial for SawStop.
I don’t think anyone on here hasn’t heard the pro’s and con’s of SS ownership.
I really don’t care why someone else bought one, regardless of their status.
But that’s just me,
For the record I have a SS. I don’t feel the need to be their salesman for their product.

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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#14 posted 118 days ago

At first I was outraged by the lawsuit drama from Saw Stop…but I do like the idea of no injuries. I am seriously thinking about opening up my studio to other artisans and craftsmen who can not afford all the tools and space I have, but I know one of the things i will have to face are potential law suits and city safety codes. Currently, my TS has no splitters or safety guards. I do so many odd and unusual processes with my table saw that I just gave up putting them back on over and over… BUT I have also been working on table saws since I was 12.. and my grandfather was missing all the fingers on one hand, so I am more than aware of the dangers. Most people who would be coming in would not have this experience… so I have to protect them and myself legally. So YES I am going to get a Saw Stop as soon as I can, so I help someone make their own cove trim without fear. Nicely written article.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#15 posted 118 days ago

He is no different than any one on this site.
He has his reasons, feels that he needs to justify them, and bought a SS because can afford one.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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