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The makers of saw stop most likely supported this man through this process. When they first created the technology they tried first to make a federal law to require all manufactures to include their technology on all table saws. That failed and they began making the saws themselves, but I am sure they are jumping for joy at the prospect of a requirement for their wares. If they are so concerned about "safety" then make the technology available for free, or for a very low price and other manufacturers will include it.
I will buy a saw stop saw the next time I purchase a cabinet saw, but a contractors saw is a stripped down version anyway. The technology to detect flesh adds so much cost that the small saw market may disappear altogether.
Woodworking is dangerous, GET OVER IT! We can only seek to minimize the risks that are involved by taking great care when cutting, sanding, shaping, routing, coping............
I have been cut by a router bit, I didn't sue the manufacture for my own idiocy, I learned a valuable lesson and am a better woodworker for it.
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