Table saw safety has been a hot news item lately, and as we worked on this story it became apparent that the numbers being published regarding the prevalence of injuries weren’t adding up. There are some statistics about the number of reported accidents, but how does that compare to the number of saws in actual use? We know there is a chance of being injured every time you turn on the saw, but how many people get hurt? Does this relate to the nature of the machine, or the habits and experience of the user? Is any device capable of replacing common sense and good work habits?
To get a handle on how our readers use their saws, and to dig deeper into this issue, we’ve prepared a short survey. We’d like you to answer a few short questions whether or not you own a table saw, or suffered an injury.
It isn’t entirely scientific but it will give all of us a better idea about the circumstances surrounding table saw injuries. You can participate by clicking on this link, and if you’ve had an injury you can help the next guy by sharing your experience in the survey and by leaving a comment below. We’ll keep you up to date with what the survey says, and with other developments on this issue.