The nanny-staters are at it again trying to save people from cutting off their fingers and limbs by accident. Technology developed in 1999 provides a way to stop saws from spinning and saving fingers and limbs from being chopped off. And now the federal government in the USA wants to require safe saws.
In 2015, 4,700 people in the US lost a finger or other body part to table-saw incidents. Most of those injuries didn’t have to happen, thanks to technology invented in 1999 by entrepreneur Stephen Gass.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) predicts switching to the safer saw design will save society $1,500 to $4,000 per saw sold by reducing medical bills and lost work.