The Petersburg High School shop class has a new table saw this year and it’s one designed for safety. Students on Friday videoed a test of the district’s new SawStop, installed in the woodworking shop in August.
The company that makes those saws says there are 65,000 accidents on table saws every year.
A short version of the students’s video will be posted on the high school’s Instagram account.
(Clarification: In the story, shop teacher Dave Owens recounts a story of a table saw accident that happened to a local man but not at the PHS shop)