I used to work at Rockler, which sells SawStops. I cannot tell you how many maimed and bandaged people came into the store to buy SawStops. The best explanation came from a building contractor who told me that he bought one for his crew. The first thing they do when he buys them tablesaws is remove the safety guards. He said several have had “accidents” with the saws and filed workmen’s compensation claims. He said that a SawStop is very cheap compared to a single workmen’s comp claim.
Another guy came in with his hand bandaged like the guy in the truck and told us he wanted a SawStop so his kids wouldn’t lose their fingers, too. I had no idea so many people were injured by their table saws. I always asked do you know about a a push block or at least a push stick? Yeah they said, but it was only one small cut, until they lost a finger or part of their hand in the deal.
Great picture. Thanks for putting it up.