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#1 posted 03-04-2014 03:06 AM

This ad actually showed up on my Facebook page, yes I’m guilty of having one of those. I think because I follow of few woodworking folks on F.B.
If there were neglect on the part of the manufacturer I would have no problem with a lawsuit, but they mention the Ryobi case and that tells me exactly what they are up to. I have mixed feelings about the Sawstop co. They were one of the driving forces behind this lawsuit.
On one hand they make a great product that saves who knows how many people from accidents but they also hold a monopoly on the technology. How can you blame a company for not having technology that they can’t use unless they pay their competitor ransom to put on their saws. If the first auto company that placed the air bag in cars could name its price to all its competitors how many more deaths would there have been because of the resistance to pay whatever was asked for the technology. Sawstop invented the technology, they have the patent, you should pay to use their patent. Should you still have to pay for not using it? With this type of logic they should also sue the contractor for not purchasing a Sawstop table saw for their workers.
When I wrecked my truck when the roads were covered with snow of few years back I should have sued Chevrolet for not equipping ALL their vehicles with all wheel drive technology that was available at the time.
I sorry for poking a stick at a hornets nest with this post but It just rubbed me the wrong way and don’t anybody go killing any Lawyers :)

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