People need to take resposibility for their own choices. I lost a 1/4 inch off the end of my left thumb a year ago while cutting thin strips for edging plywood. I have a decent tablesaw but not a SawStop and when it kicked back my left hand was drawn into the blade. Not the best choice I ever made but I knew better than to place my hand where it was - it was just too quick and easy. My bad choice, my fault. I was luckier than Mr. Gass but it was not really a lack of knowledge as to how to use the saw. I knew - I just thought that with some care and concentration I could beat the odds but you can't. Stuff happens. Thinking you can beat the odds is the dumb part. It is a shame that if enough of this kind of stuff happens the do-gooders will want to protect woodworkers and/or liability insurance will drive prices of table saws through the roof and the number of choices will shrink.
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