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Lunch Pail Podcast - March 19, 2010

comments (2) March 19th, 2010 in Blogs
Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik, producer

Rob Yagid leans back after a satisfying slice of pizza at the end of the show.
For some reason, senior editor Chuck Bickford delivered his best impression of a pirate just ahead of the broadcast.

This week, our staffers, led by associate editor Rob Yagid, hash it out over the recent lawsuit leveled against Ryobi power tools. Plus, our resident tipster and longest-serving staffer reflects on his nearly three decades behind the Tips department drawing board and overzealous use of expanding foam.

UPDATE March 19, 2010 - 3:04 p.m. (EST): Some 60 new lawsuits against tablesaw manufacturers are now in the works. Read more and watch Steve Gass' interview concerning the invention of SawStop technology. Plus, don't forget to take our poll.  

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Fine Homebuilding's Official Lunch Pail Podcast
Friday, March 19, 2010



Tablesaw Lawsuit Sparks Questions
Associate editor Rob Yagid launches a debate among staffers concerning the $1.5 million judgment a Boston-area man recently won against the makers of Ryobi power tools.

Read up on the lawsuit and stay tuned: we're working on a powerhouse guest to come on the podcast with super information on this story - from the inside! Check back in the coming weeks for details.

Twenty Five Years of Your Tips
For well over 25 years, Chuck Miller has steered our tips column through hundreds-upon-hundreds of your best gems. We have a little fun with his elder statesman status and chat about the production of some of his latest There's a Better Way video tips.



Episode 3 - March 19, 2010


posted in: Blogs, Ryobi, tips, tablesaw, lawsuit, fingers

Comments (2)

sawzall316 sawzall316 writes: No one is debating that accidents on TS' are ones own fault. It does not matter what the excuse is. This demented machismo and twisted logic against saw stop tech has to give way to safty. I, and anyone else will still follow safty protocals when working on a TS, an exposed spinning blade still has comanding respect no matter what tech is designed into the tool.
If the tech was implimented when it 1st came out, all this trash talk would be a none issue and 10s of thousands of accidents would have never have happened, period. This law suit is just the tip of the iceberg, wait untill the patent runs out and ALL manufacturer's start comming out with saw stop tech touting a "NEW ERA IN TS SAFTY". ANYONE who gets hurt with conventional pre-sawstop TS' will be compelled to sue the pants off manufacturers since the tech has existed for many a moon and the manufactures will appear neglegent in implementing it, reguardless as to how many of you feel. The writing is on the wall and clear to see. Lets just hope that the costs that will likly be pasted on to the consumer from these lawsuits doesn't turn around and bankrupt the manufacturers.
I hope that this guy in the lawsuit gets all his $$$. There will be legions of lawyers lining up to get their share of the pie all because the lack of that ounce of prevention now requires a ton of cure.
Yes, one must allways accept personal responsibility, again no one is questioning that but if a device exists that can stem major accidents, why not use it for the geater good and safty of one's customers. Step out of the dark ages boys.

Posted: 10:08 am on April 7th

harryvermehren harryvermehren writes: I'm really tired of this kind of B.S.!
Where is personal responsibility in today's society?
Posted: 11:08 pm on April 5th

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