3348[bolger] Re: Home made table saws
- Mar 1, 2000David Ryan,
Whatevah.... Maybe you should try to lighten up a little. The caution
sign was turned on a long time ago, and nobody's arguing with you,
David Ryan wrote:
>My point was not that factory tools are just as dangerous as
half-baked home-made jobbies.
Rather, it was that the most experience users given all the
advantages in safety and ergonomic design still manage to have their
situation go from "just fine" to "completely unacceptable" in the
blink of an eye.
With regard to hokey home-made saw rigs, to quote from our name sake
(when commenting on some only slighly more ill-advised modifications
to, and uses of the LS Margaret Ellen,) "The worst case scenarios
range from embarrassing to fatal."
I'm quite willing to risk death (if the risk is very slight,) for a
little glory. But I'm quite sure I'm not willing to risk the
embarrassment of cutting off my own finger because I couldn't find
$100 for an incredibly useful tool.
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