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Old 03-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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Man Sues Ryobi For 1.5M After Cutting Fingers


Have any of you guys heard of this recent debacle? A guy sued Ryobi for 1.5M because he cut his own fingers! I read about this at finehomebuilding.com, this is the original article:

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item...-dollar-finger

Where does personal accountability and common sense factor in? Your thoughts?
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Man Sues Ryobi For 1.5M After Cutting Fingers


This is the first I've seen it. It sure does open up quite the can of worms for all table saw manufactures. I remember a couple years ago when the Saw Stop guy was trying to pressure the powers that be into making it mandatory that all table saw manufacturers use his safety device. I didn't like the idea then and I still don't like it. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great idea but I don't need the safety nazi's telling me I need it and I have to have it whether I like it or not.

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That is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS

I hope this gets reversed in higher courts otherwise where will it end, it will be impossible to have affordable equipment if every newest safety innovation needs to be incorporated into every tool.

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Old 03-20-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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Whata crock. Damn Libs.
What next suing because your razor knife doesn't have "flesh detection"
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Carlos, uh??

More 'wealth re-distribution'.

If his name was Jim Smith they'd just give him their 'finger' (well, temporarily) . . .
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Seems to me Sawstop should sue Carlos for not buying one when he had the chance, - - 1.51 mil sounds about right . . .
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Deportation sounds about right to me!
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That's insane, I hope it gets thrown out on appeal.
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Mebbe he's related to the lady who sued MickeyD's for the hot coffee.
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This is the first Im hearing about the Saw Stop technology. I dont think it needs to be a requirement but I would be very interested in a saw that had it.
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This is total BS. Most safety devices are to keep stupid people from hurting themselves. I personaly have cut my hand with a saw doing something stupid and I only blame me. This guy was obviously stupid-he bought a ryobi table saw.


Or maybe if we are smart we all should pick a brand, cut our fingers and sue.
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watch the video for the saw stop... the mechanism completely destroys the saw in the process, pretty wild stuff, but if it saves your fingers... its worth it... hit that blade once myself with my iddle and ringer fingers, hamburgered the tips ... not my favorite experience
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Dewalts portable table saw got my fingers, think I can get some sponsered apparrel out of the deal?
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It doesn't trash the saw. It burns up the firing cartridge and destroys the blade. You replace the cartridge at a cost of about $100 and need a new blade. Replace both of those and your saw is operating again. And you still have all your digits.
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Re: Man Sues Ryobi For 1.5M After Cutting Fingers


WTF. I nearly cut the end of my finger off today with a pex pipe cutter. Can i sue the company for me being so stupid and putting my finger where it shouldnt be!!
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Re: Man Sues Ryobi For 1.5M After Cutting Fingers


Is there a warning on the tool that say don't place your finger in the cutting area? If not, I bet a lawyer could make a case of it.
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my mistake, when I saw the slow motion video it must have been the saftey feature getting destroyed and not the actual saw.
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Doesn't bar soap have labels on them that say "do not eat"? I wonder if the companies producing them got sued... Who uses a Ryobi tablesaw anyways?? Let me guess... "You can do it, we can help"... weekend warior
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Anytime you see a "DUH" warning on a product, be assured that someone sued the company because they did what the warning states not to (now). My favorite is remove plastic bag from food product before placing in oven. DUH
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I have doubts about the sawstops ability to prevent injury. I saw the video and it did keep a hotdog weener from serious damage when slowly contacting a spinning blade. Is that how most injuries occur by slowly touching a saw blade with your hand?

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