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  1. I posted my comments. If anyone is interested, this is what I wrote. Currently, there is only one manufacturer making table saws with flesh sensing technology. Passage of this rule would unreasonably create a monopoly on the manufacture and sale of new table saws. This rule is also unreasonable when compared to helmet requirements for motorcycle riders. There is no federal rule requiring helmets for motorcycle riders, although this is life saving, not finger saving technology. This decision is left up to the state and individual rider. This should be the same for table saws. I would support a requirement for table saw manufacturers to offer flesh sensing technology as a separate model, or an after-market retro-fit package, but do not restrict them to only offering saws with this technology.
  2. As you all probably know, I'm new to turning, so I have to ask: What lathe work doesn't make a mess to clean up?
  3. Don't let @Stick486 know about the Breathe Right Strips. I would miss his Snork!
  4. You're right Pat. I should have re-read the original post. I was just focusing on the 4' x 7' size. Who carries that adjustable saw horse? That is pretty cool.
  5. At one time, Menards carried 1 1/8 thick particle board plastic laminated on both sides, one side was white, and one side maple colored. I think it was 4 x 8, but not too sure about that. That, on a couple sawhorses, would be pretty substantial.
  6. Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not looking for an alternative to EWT. I've only used them a couple of times, and already I am a big fan. I just think they might be getting ripped off by a copycat design.
  7. What happened to the Go to Top button that used to be below each post? Now I see the up/down arrows on the bottom right. They must have replaced the button I was thinking of.
  8. Does that make it show up in their notifications icon?
  9. And thank you for not giving up on this.
  10. OK. It still seems to me like that is less of a difference that what we saw between Bosch and SawStop, but then I'm not a patent lawyer either. What do you call sky diving lawyers? Skeet!
  11. Yes it is.
  12. This isn't a bug so much as just a question. What is the purpose of "@" and a members name in a post? Is that to get the person's attention to something they might be interested in, or does that actually serve a designed function?
  13. I got the same message earlier today when I tried to delete my notifications (after reading them, of course). Went back to the home page, and tried again. Went OK that time.
  14. John, were you able to make any progress on this? Not pushing, just wondering.
  15. Thinking back on the controversy surrounding Bosch vs SawStop: How is that any different from the Axe carbide turning tools from Carter Products compared to Easy Wood Tools? This sound to me like as much of a patent infringement as the table saw issue. Taking a very brief look at the Axe tools, the only difference I can see is the shape of the handle. Is that enough to constitute a different tool? Jim, being an official representative of EWT, I realize you may be somewhat constrained on what you can say here, but I would be interested to hear your comments on this, as well as everyone else's.

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