Table Saw Injury Lawsuit

Table Saw Blade ChangeThere has been copious amounts of virtual ink (and probably more than a little actual ink) used to discuss the recent settlement awarding $1.5 million to a Massachusetts woodworker who injured his fingers using a table saw.

I’m left thinking that Chris Marshall’s post, A Darker Side to Loaning Tools, was eerily prescient considering it was written almost three months before the court decision was rendered, and (as far as I know) completely unaware of the lawsuit.  It almost begs the question, does this decision mean that there’s a darker side to SELLING tools?

So what do you think? Was this decision a good one for woodworking? Was justice done?  Bad decision? Good decision?  And more importantly, where could this decision lead us?

Rob Johnstone
Editor in Chief

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