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March 18, 2010 12:27 AM Subscribe
posted by Mitheral (225 comments total)
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One World Technologies, manufacturer of Ryobi tools, has been ordered to pay damages of US$1.5 million
to Carlos Osorio who injured his fingers while using a Ryobi table saw. The case hinged on the Ryobi's lack of "flesh sensing technology" which is found only SawStop
SawStop garnered extensive bad press in hobbyist circles by attempting to make their patented technology mandatory on all table saws
after they failed to find a market for their blade stopping technology with other manufacturers.
If the judgment is not overturned it will usher in sweeping changes to stationary woodworking tools of every description as SawStop's technology could be adapted to anything with a blade or electric motor.