Modern Marvels

Season 14 Episode 24

Saws

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 18, 2007 on The History Channel
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Sink your teeth into the razor sharp world of saws.
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      • Timber cutting is one of the most lethal jobs in the United States. The annual on-the-job death rate for loggers is over 110 per 100,000 workers—or thirty times the national average.

      • In addition to cutting lumber, band saws are commonly used in the food processing industry to cut meat, fish and poultry.

      • According to the United States Geological Survey, stone cutting saws are among the largest users of the over one quarter billion carats of industrial diamonds produced in the U.S. each year.

      • More than 50,000 amputations were performed during the Civil War. Either opium or chloroform were used as general anesthetics in 95% of surgeries.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: They have the sharpest teeth known to man but only bite on command. They brought down the forests and build up the muscle, though decked out in diamonds they do our dirty work. They're a cut above for construction, demolition and even sports. Now let's sink out teeth into Saws, on Modern Marvels.

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