Monday, August 14, 2006

OMFG, My Finger!!!

This demonstration of a finger-safe table saw is jaw-dropping.  Totally legit.  The blade detects the electrical currents in your finger, and drops from the table near-instantaneously, thus saving you from a life of misery.  Coolest thing I've seen in a while.

Of course, if you read the article you'll see that the tool industry really lived up to its name: they refused to adopt the technology until the government got involved.  What a bunch of dickbags.  As if people wouldn't pay more for a saw that removes the #1 source of danger involved.  I wonder how many fingers have been detached from hands since the product's initial demonstration in 2000.  (Probably enough to feed all the Sox fans at Fenway this weekend!)

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