Lately in my social media I keep coming across advertisements asking if I have been injured using a table saw and offering to take legal action against the manufacturer on my behalf always containing the same rhetoric, first the infamous picture clearly showing a table saw being used in an unsafe manner, and always followed-up with the question "Have you suffered a sever injure, amputation or death using a table saw?...... We can help"
My question is simple, since when did a persons laps of judgement and common sence become the fault of anyone but themselfs. If this truely is how things work then I should be talking to stanley about the time I smashed my thumb while using the hammer they manufactured or maybe the time I cut my finger using the chisel I purchased from them. It's a special person that has this mind set and that person has alot to to do with what is wrong in the world today.
Operating a table saw is dangerous, and requires the use of common sence. Common sence to read, learn and understand the safety proceedures to operate the saw correctly and safely. This is information that is readily available in the owners manual and places as obvious as the public libary or even the internet. My thought is simple, if someone is going to operate a table saw with complete disregard for basic safety and understanding of it they are creating a problem. After all I know what open heart surgery is but your not going to see me perform it any time soon. If you don't know, you don't know. Either you learn or your smart enough to not try, anything else is a problem waiting to happen and that problem would be your fault, not the fault of the manufacture of your table saw. Remember be smart, be safe and build something awesome.
Woodworking with Tommy P