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New Table Saw Safety Regs – PTI Speaks Up

Over the past few weeks, the debate over proposed Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations for table saw safety has been in the news. Curiously, the reason for it being in the news wasn’t any new development; CPSC has been holding meetings with representatives from both SawStop and from the Power Tool Institute, but these...

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SawStop Cabinet Saw

What we like (and dislike) about this revolutionary machine. By the Popular Woodworking staff Pages: 86-87 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now A safe table saw – that’s the holy grail of woodworking machinery, and that’s how many woodworkers view the SawStop cabinet saw. We’ve spent the last three months...

Table Saw Injuries-What is the Real Cost?

© As are all of our blog posts, this story is protected by copyright; Popular Woodworking Magazine, 2011. The costs of any hazard are central to the question of whether or not the Consumer Products Safety Commission should step in and make and enforce rules. It tends to be a touchy area; one persons...

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Tool Test: SawStop’s ‘Tweener’ Saw

SawStop introduces its Professional Cabinet Saw to round out your table saw choices. By Glen D. Huey Page: 28 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now When the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS) arrived at our shop we uncrated the tool to find that the saw is shipped on its side...

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Tool Test: SawStop’s Contractor Saw – At Last

Safety aside, this is a solid saw on its own. By Glen D. Huey Page: 36 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now Woodworkers have been waiting for more than two years for the SawStop Contractor Saw to come to market. What’s so special about this saw is the internal SawStop...

Are Benchtop Saws Gone?

The Carlos Osorio vs. One World Technologies Inc. et. al. lawsuit centers on whether the table saw being used when Osorio’s accident occurred was defective. Osorio’s team claims the Ryobi BTS 15 was defective because there was no independent riving knife, no “user-friendly” guarding system and  the saw did not incorporate SawStop technology or...

Court Documents: Osorio Wasn't Using the Guard or Rip Fence

Ã?© As are all of our blog posts, this story is protected by copyright; Popular Woodworking Magazine, 2010. If you’re a woodworker, you know about the landmark lawsuit , Carlos Osorio vs. One World Technologies Inc. et al , and about the $1.5 million dollar jury award. Discussions, both for and against the verdict,...

Actual Table Saws in Use: A Numbers Game

We’ve all been following the lawsuit where a jury awarded a Massachusetts man $1.5 million dollars for an accident he had while using a Ryobi table saw. (Need to catch up on the story? Click here for an article in the Boston Globe, here for an article in INC. magazine about the SawStop technology...

SawStop Safety System Saga Steams Forward

Blade-braking technology is a vital part of the table saws from SawStop , the ability to stop a spinning blade in 1/100 of a second is what put the company on the map. SawStop table saws are the only woodworking machines with this technology. Is that about to change? Below is a link to...