Monday, February 20, 2012
There is an interesting conversation going on in the comments section (below) about the post I just did on the Colbert Report's mention of the SawStop. That's one of my missions with this blog - to introduce new products, share some techniques, and open dialogue among woodworkers.
Some people have voiced their feelings about SawStop's tablesaws being too expensive. I agree; they are not cheap. But - ask anyone who has ever had a tablesaw injury and they will probably say they wished they had been using a SawStop when they were hurt.
This video below illustrates some of the dangers that can happen. Trust me, I lose sleep thinking about things like this. With 30+ people a week using my SawStop, it's one of the best investments I've ever made.
On a related note, while I don't condone what this guy does in the video (for the sake of "sharing" his tablesaw knowledge) - I have to admire his testicular fortitude. (Meaning - that dude has balls!)