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    Default Who needs a Sawstop when you can have this??

    I wasn't sure if I should post this under Table Saws or Safety.

    I just came across this when I was browsing Gumtree. I will not post a link to the seller in case somebody is tempted in purchasing.

    Makita circular saw 180mm Solid workbench
    $110.00
    Newton SA 5074

    Description: Makita circular saw 180mm Solid workbench is welded using 75mm angle.



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    I think the clamp may be the fence!
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    Wow
    Is that for smaller people like kids
    Stupid comes to mind quite quickly

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    A great unit only put up for sale because the owner cannot use it since he lost his hand in an accident

    Cheers

    Doug
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    I don't think its their hands, for there using both

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    I see Darwin is alive and perhaps not that well.

    At first I thought this may have been supposed to have been posted in the joke section.

    Even though it appears to be the correct height for the 7 dwarfs even Dopey would surely baulk at it.
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    Bob

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    While I agree that it is far from "safe" by modern standards, it's not that much "unsafer" than using any conventional table saw, or circular saw (maybe even safer than a circular saw).

    What worries me more is the people who think that their "modern" table saw is somehow so much safer than the example above. I would happily use that table saw (in a pinch) and I would treat it with as much respect as I treat my Altendorf panel saw, as both of them could remove body parts with ease.
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    A hose clamp fed through a slot holding the saw in place. Tie-wires holding the trigger ON. Enough the fool who put it together let alone any one bereft of their senses who buys it. Saneness was obviously on a coffee break when this contraption was put together. Or when brains were being called,was misheard as trains & caught the first one out of town.

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    No... no, no, no, no...

    Someone (not me) should buy it just to save the poor soul who actually might try to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGrain View Post
    Tie-wires holding the trigger ON..
    That's not that big a deal. Tritons use a velcro strap and all you do is turn the power on off at a conveniently located power point attached to the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    That's not that big a deal. Tritons use a velcro strap and all you do is turn the power on off at a conveniently located power point attached to the bench.
    To me it is a big deal.

    Yes, on the Triton there is the velcro strap holding the trigger on.

    But the "power point" is actually a safety switch that is fitted with a paddle that can cut the power when activated with the knee, hand or any other body part that can reach it.

    The Triton also has other safety features like a blade guard with anti-kickback fingers, not to mention a fence and mitre gauge to guide the workpiece safely through the cut.

    With all those other safety features present on the Triton, the velcro strap on the trigger is of no consequence at all compared to the saw bench pictured in this thread.

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    Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGrain View Post
    A hose clamp fed through a slot holding the saw in place.
    AKA Triton saw stabiliser kit. I'm pretty sure that is not the only thing holding the saw in place ... but let's not let that stop the righteous indignation.

    Personally I pity any fool who uses it as they could very well lose a body part, but that same fool would do the same on a conventional saw ... if you don't think you can use that saw without causing yourself injury, then for your own sake you should probably get someone else to do your table saw cutting for you in the future.

    To the builder of this contraction, a big thumbs up for using some good old Australian inventiveness and actually having a go ... hang on .... maybe that is the very first Triton prototype????
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    Definitely not up to worksafe standards - no "This machine can maim" sticker

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    Less dangerous than a chainsaw I reckon. Thousands of "fools" use those every day.

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    Perhaps this contraption could be called an 'in dangered species'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGrain View Post
    Perhaps this contraption could be called an 'in dangered species'.
    Or, the operator under threat of extinction.
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    Bob

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