The Consumer Product Safety Commission has extended the comment period for the proposed new rule on table saw safety until February 10, 2012. This action is in response to a request from the Power Tool Institute for more information about the injury data used by the commission in determining the need for such a rule. The full statement from CPSC is available here. An additional 800 pages of data has been released to the PTI under the Freedom of Information Act, and this data will be available soon on the CPSC website. We’ll be studying this data as soon as possible, and will be reporting on what it contains here.