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Posted on Special needs son and woodworking.

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#1 posted 08-20-2017 05:55 PM

Food for thought. Since you say that you won’t let your son use the table saw, safety for him shouldn’t be a significant consideration in deciding what saw to buy. Therefore, the safety issue concerns your use. You need to decide whether your safety practices ensure that you don’t need the safety features of a SS, or perhaps you think your fingers are less valuable than your son’s!! Consider also, since your son has already had a taste of the forbidden fruit of using a table saw at school, how difficult will it be for him to accept that he can’t use your saw? If your main concern with him using a table saw is that he might cut himself, perhaps the purchase of a SS would alleviate that concern enough to allow him to use the saw. All things to consider.

BTW, I don’t own a SawStop, but wish I did!!

-- Jerry

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