New cartridge on left; destroyed cartridge and blade on right
David Frane New cartridge on left; destroyed cartridge and blade on right

A Florida Supreme Court judge has declined to set aside a jury's decision to award $27,000 to a man who lost three fingers in a table-saw accident. The plaintiff had sued the corporate owner of Ryobi tools because the table saw he was using did not have flesh-sensing technology that would stop the blade before it could do any damage. The only saw currently available with that feature is the SawStop. The ruling is a clear signal that companies selling tools without this feature will be vulnerable to similar suits in the future, at least in Florida. Bosch is expected to introduce a saw with its own version of the technology, the Reaxx, this year. Earlier attempts to get it to market were thwarted by SawStop. Read More