People Who Are Destroying America - SawStop

  • Aired:  02/13/12
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Finger hugger Steve Gass wants big government to force saw manufacturers to adopt his safety technology. (4:56)

DEMAND.

(LAUGHTER)

FOLKS, IT'S NO SECRET THAT THE

BIG GOVERNMENT NANNY STATE IS

SMOTHERING US IN BUZZ-KILLING

REGULATIONS.

IF I CAN'T BRING A GUN ON A

PLANE, WHO'S GOING TO KILL THE

PANTHER I ALSO BROUGHT ON THE

PLANE?

(LAUGHTER)

WELL, TONIGHT... PRETTY ANIMAL.

SO TONIGHT I PROFILE ONE

DO-GOODER WHOSE DO-GOODING DONE

GONE DO-BAD.

(LAUGHTER)

THIS IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

DESTROYING AMERICA.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

IF THERE'S ONE THING AMERICA

LOVES, IT'S POWER TOOLS.

AND NOTHING SAYS POWER LIKE A

TABLE SAW.

NINE INCHES OF STEEL POWERED BY

A DUAL HORSEPOWER MOTOR SPINNING

AT 5,000 R.P.M. JUST LOOK HOW

AMPED WOODWORKER PETE PERILLO

GETS.

>> IT'S... IT'S... THERE'S SOME

EXCITEMENT, LET'S PUT IT THAT

WAY.

(LAUGHTER)

THE SOUND, THE POWER, THE

VIBRATION, THE ENERGY.

>> Stephen: YEAH!

THE ENERGY TO RIP THROUGH

ANYTHING.

SHOES, MEAT, COMPUTERS,

BREAKFAST CEREALS, EVEN FINGERS.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> AFTER I FINISHED A CUT I

REACHED ACROSS THE TOP OF THE

TABLE SAW.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

AND THE BLADE WAS SPINNING AND

THAT'S HOW I SEVERED MY FINGER.

I MADE A CARELESS MISTAKE.

SO THERE'S NOBODY TO BLAME OTHER

THAN MYSELF.

>> Stephen: BUT INVENTOR STEVE

GAS DOESN'T SEE IT THAT WAY.

>> I'M ON A PERSONAL MISSION TO

MAKE TABLE SAWS SAFER.

>> Stephen: SAFE SAWING?

THAT'S LIKE WEARING CONDOMS ON

YOUR HANDS WHEN EVERYBODY KNOWS

WOODWORKING FEELS BEST

BARE-BACK.

(LAUGHTER)

AND JUST WHY IS GAS SO

CONCERNED?

>> TABLE SAWS ARE RESPONSIBLE

FOR SENDING ABOUT

40,000 PEOPLE A YEAR TO THE

EMERGENCY ROOM.

ABOUT

4,000 OF THOSE END UP LOSING ONE

OR MORE FINGERS.

>> Stephen: SURE, 4,000 FINGERS

A YEAR SOUNDS BAD, BUT WHEN YOU

BREAK IT DOWN, THAT'S JUST TEN

FINGERS A DAY.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT STEVE GAS HAS GOT A SAFETY

FETISH.

SO THIS FINGER-HUGGER INVENTED

SAW STOP.

>> SAW STOP WORKS BY SENSING

WHEN YOU RUN YOUR FINGER INTO

THE BLADE ON A TABLE SAW AND

THEN STOPPING THE BLADE SO

QUICKLY THAT YOU JUST GET A

LITTLE NICK INSTEAD OF CUTTING

YOUR FINGERS OFF.

>> Stephen: HOW WELL DOES IT

WORK?

HERE'S A REGULAR TABLE SAW.

IMAGINE THIS DELICIOUS SAUSAGE

FEST IS YOUR HAND.

NOW THAT'S A POWER TOOL.

NOW LET'S TRY THE SAME TASK ON A

SAW STOP.

WAY TO PUSSY OUT, SOFT STOP.

(LAUGHTER)

LUCKILY, EVERY TABLE SAW

MANUFACTURER THAT GAS SHOWED HIS

SAW TO PROTECTED US FROM HIS

PROTECTING US.

THE POWER TOOL TRADE ASSOCIATION

REJECTED HIS DESIGN SAYING SOFT

STOP COULD ACTUALLY INCREASE THE

ACCIDENT RATE.

BECAUSE IT WOULD GIVE OUR

FINGERS A FALSE SENSE OF

SECURITY.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT TIMMY TEN-FINGERS DOESN'T

GET IT.

HE ACTUALLY WANTS BIG GOVERNMENT

TO FORCE SAW MANUFACTURERS TO

ADOPT THIS TECHNOLOGY AND MAKE

THEIR SAWS AFRAID OF YOUR

FINGERS, TOO.

BOB ADLER OF THE CONSUMER

PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION.

>> WE DO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO

REQUIRE MANUFACTURERS TO

INCORPORATE A TECHNOLOGY LIKE

SAW STOP INTO THEIR PRODUCTS.

>> Stephen: SO WHAT DOES HE

WANT?

THE NANNY STATE DICTATING OUR

LIVES?

>> I COULD IMAGINE HAVING A

NANNY-LIKE MARY POP PINS WHO IS

ALL-KNOWING AND EXTREMELY

COMFORTING AND NICE.

>> Stephen: NICE?

(SCREAMING)

THIS IS YOUR VISION OF AMERICA,

SIR?

>> CAN I STOP FOR A SECOND?

>> Stephen: YEAH, LET'S STOP.

STOP SAW STOP.

AND STOP ASSAULTING OUR

GOD-GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

>> I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CUT MY

OWN FINGER OFF ON MY TABLE SAW

IF I WANT TO.

>> Stephen: AND WHO WOULDN'T

WANT TO?

AMERICA, WE CANNOT LET THESE

DIGIT-CODDLERS EMASCULATE THE

GREAT AMERICAN SAW-SCAPE.

THEY MAY WANT TO SAVE OUR

FINGERS, BUT WE HAVE GOT TO SAVE

OUR BALLS.

(LAUGHTER)

BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

RIGHT, PETE?

>> I'LL GIVE UP MY SAW WHEN YOU

TAKE IT OUT OF MY COLD NINE AND

A HALF FINGERS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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