People from all walks of life and from all over North America are sharing their table saw stories. Due to the remarkable nature of their experiences, and as a tribute to the bravery of those who have done the telling, we are sharing these stories with you. Each story is shared with the permission and encouragement of the storyteller. Storytellers have not received compensation in exchange for their stories.
Please honor their contribution, and spend some time listening to their stories.
Click the videos below to hear their stories. (Videos are between 2-6 mins in length)
I had this picture made as a reminder that you can't cut safety short."
- Craig B.
It gets to your finances, with doctor bills, medications and things you can’t do any more to make the money you used to make."
- Mike M.
I was out of work for a good month or so. After that it was a no-brainer. I had to get the SawStop."
- Matt J.
I don’t want to lose another one of these."
- Pat C.
An accident of this kind happens so quick, you can’t do anything to avoid it."
- Jim M.
They did leech therapy on the middle finger for six days to draw the blood through."
- James H.
I’ve been a shop teacher in Pennsylvania for 33 years."
- Ralph A.
As I was pushing it in, my fingers were a little too close."
- Frank D.
My hand came across the full length of that blade."
- Curtis H.
I've been doing this for years and never been hurt. That evening I spent 14 hours in surgery."
- Nick C.
Absolutely the worst thing that's ever happened to me physically."
- William B.
When you lose the use of a finger, you lose a lot of the things you take for granted."
- Ron F.
It flung my finger. I couldn't turn the saw off because I was in shock."
- Brandan S.
I think the most painful thing for me was really the embarrassment of the accident."
- Mark G.
I cut all the tips off the end of my hand."
- Joe M.
You only have a split second between having your finger and not having your finger."
I went to grab the piece that I had just ripped and noticed the blood."
- Roger W.
Something that sticks with you the rest of your life."
Table saws are not forgiving...You have to live with this the rest of your life"
- Dave H.
I've used the saw a millions times, but something went wrong"
- Dave M.
I had all the precautions. It was the last cut."
- Tom L
I kinda thought I was bulltetproof."
- Ronnie P
I was off work for about six months. Drawing unemployment doesn't pay the bills."
- Michael S
Worker's comp insurance was going through the roof."
- Aaron W