Real stories from schools like yours
Thousands of schools are protecting their students from serious injury with SawStop. Learn what happens when an accident occurs on a non-SawStop table saw and learn what you can do to get SawStop saws onto your campus.
CASE STUDY #1
When Jon Cerio started teaching the woodworking program in 2007, he was asked to inventory the classroom and compile a “wish list” of tools he needed to properly outfit the High School woodshop. As a veteran woodworker with over 15 years of professional woodworking experience prior to becoming a teacher, Jon was aware of the quality and safety of SawStop cabinet saws and included them on his wish list, recommending the district remove two Powermatic PM2000’s that were still running strong…
Non-SawStop Table Saw Injury Case
A student in woodshop class was ripping lumber on a table saw. He had been trained by the woodshop teacher regarding proper table saw safety practices. The student was interrupted by a classmate and amputated two fingers on his right hand. The woodshop teacher stabilized the injured student and rushed him to the hospital. Class was cancelled through the following day to allow time for a district risk manager to investigate the accident and for the school custodian to clean the saw. Following a day of emergency surgery, the student spent two additional days in the hospital. During his recovery, the insurance pool’s risk manager visited the student at home to obtain his explanation of the accident. The risk manger also interviewed the teacher, a student, and completed necessary accident report paperwork. The student had follow-up doctor visits and physical therapy during the 12 weeks following the accident.