Be it as it may, accidents happen, that's why they are called accidents. We live in a society that does not take responsibility for it's own actions and will always try to shift the blame for their own faults on someone or something else.
Saw Stop technology is available at a price. If you choose not to pay for it then YOU, not someone else assumes the consequences. Safety devices are no substitute for lack of skill or just plain being careless. The question that was not asked was this: Did the tablesaw move across the hand or did the hand move across the saw. If the hand moved across the saw, the fault clearly lies with the dumb ass that was recently attached to that hand. Please don't take this the wrong way, I am truly sorry to hear that a terrible accident like this should happen to anyone. That very thought goes through my mind each and every time I use my tablesaw. I use every precausion in setting up my cuts, every time and knock on wood (no pun intended)I still have all my fingers to show for it.
The next table saw I buy will be a SawStop, not because I'm careless but because accidents do happen. I have also grown very attached to my fingers as I have had them for 58 years.
My best wishes go out to the poor sole who was injured in this terrible accident.
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