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Does Ridgid plan on implementing a blade brake in table saws anytime soon?

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    Re: Does Ridgid plan on implementing a blade brake in table saws anytime soon?

    Originally posted by CWSmith View Post
    From my own experience as a writer and illustrator of technical manuals, a company is open to liability at any time... regardless of the steps they take. Just look at the current safety guards on a table saw... they are there, supplied with the original saw... and all the instructions are there to point out their safe use and the dangers of when they are NOT used! Yet here was this case when those safety guards were removed, no one read the instructions, and the owner/boss gave no instructions or supervision to the guy who got hurt.....YET, the manufacturer of the saw and NOT the owner/boss was found liabel for that!!!

    Just another case of the guy with the deepest pockets being the one who will be found guilty!


    Let us hope they never apply this line of reasoning to guns. else every gun maker would be
    on the hook for every injury/death/killing and that would be the end of life as we know it.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)