On the Level: The Unclear Future of Table Saws

By Christopher Schwarz
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From the August 2010 issue #184
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I have spent my life avoiding politics in all forms. In fact, when I was a kid, the most memorable political statement I heard was: “If voting could really change things, then it would be illegal.”

I know that sounds like a defeatist attitude, but I’ve always been more interested in dealing with people based on what they create rather than what they believe.

But earlier this year, a ruling from a District Court in Massachusetts ripped away my blasé attitude toward all things political. By now, most woodworkers have heard about the lawsuit that pitted Carlos Osorio, a flooring installer, against One World Technologies Inc., which made a Ryobi brand table saw that Osorio injured himself on. By his own testimony, Osorio was doing everything wrong.


From the August 2010 issue #184
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