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Accident Victims

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"When something goes wrong, you simply can’t move faster than a spinning blade."

Below are the stories of individuals who suffered tragic incidents before buying a SawStop.

Accident Victims Stories

James H.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

Hobbyist: "They did leech therapy on the middle finger for six days to draw the blood through."

Mike M.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

Hobbyist: "It gets to your finances, with doctor bills, medications and things you can't do any more to make money you used to make."

Craig B.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

Hobbyist: "I had this picture made as a reminder that you can't cut safety short."

Dave H.

Amputation of Thumb

Woodworker: "Table saws are not forgiving ... You have to live with this the rest of your life."

Roger W.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

Woodworker: "I went to grab the piece that I had just ripped and noticed the blood."

Dave M.

Laceration of Multiple Fingers

Hobbyist: "I've used the saw a million times, but something went wrong."

Tom L.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

Hobbyist: "I had all the precautions. It was the last cut."

Tristan

Amputation of Finger

Woodworker: "You only have a split second between having your finger and not having your finger."

Nick C.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

Hobbyist: "I've been doing this for years and never been hurt. That evening I spent 14 hours in surgery."

Brandan S.

Amputation of Finger

Hobbyist: "It flung my finger. I couldn't turn the saw off because I was in shock."

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​The Facts

In the United States alone, over 65,000 people are victims of table saw accidents each year. The impact on the victim is substantial and in some ways immeasurable. OSHA estimates that the cost to a business of a single amputation is more than $130,000 on average. But these numbers do not take into account the pain of the accident, the ER visit, the surgeries and years of physical therapy.

There is no measure for the regret a business owner, supervisor or teacher has knowing they allowed those in their care to be placed in harm’s way. The simplest fact is that SawStop is the only engineered solution to reduce these tragedies to a band-aid and a new brake cartridge and blade.

Share Your Story

​Everyday we receive stories from people about how SawStop has changed their life—some after experiencing accidents, others who became an advocate without having to first suffer, irreversible consequences. Whatever the case, we watch/read/listen to all of the stories we receive and always welcome more.

If you have a story to share, a video to submit or an picture you’d like to upload, please use this form to tell us how SawStop is impacted your life.

 

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