Hacked off the end of my thumb on the table saw last weekend. All things considered I got very lucky; but still had to have surgery to cut back the exposed bone and move some skin around. What is the most dangerous tool in the shop? My answer – whatever it is that you take your eye off, even, or especially, for a moment.
After due consideration, looking at the fact that I do consider myself careful on the TS, the stats for accidents there and the fact that I have kids I will want to use it someday, the loml and I have decided that a SawStop would be a good investment.
Now I have to sell the almost-new steel city hybrid. I’m actually very happy with the saw though it is obviously not in the same league as the SawStop so I’m looking forward to the upgrade.
Including links to pics as a horrible warning of what a very minor ts accident looks like… http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=522574&id=1597515465
Not for the squeamish :-) I kept them links so as to make seeing them optional.