I drafted a new article to post shortly, but abandoned that idea when I read Robert Lang’s article today. I urge you to read it, and to follow future articles, for he is looking at all sides of the issue with a very balanced eye and open mind.
The CPSC and the PTI
I hope the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) does not grant what will essentially be a monopoly to SawStop; they never have, and very likely never will. I am in the camp that WE, as woodworkers, are solely responsible for safety in the shop. We are charged with learning to operate the machines we operate, to maintain them, to know their limits and capabilities. And if we do not know know how to do it, we should ask for help.
I also hope that the PTI (Power Tool Institute) is able to fully document and track all developments in the future
What is YOUR take?
- Do YOU have an opinion on this?
- Do you do things in the shop that might violate safety and common sense?
- Have you ever had an accident in the shop?