"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. Experience: Hobbyist Injury Location: Fingers Injury Type: Amputations "They did leech therapy on the middle finger for six days to draw the blood through."

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. describes his table saw injury Experience: Hobbyist Injury Location: Multiple Fingers Injury Type: Amputations "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." Follow us on Learn more on

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."

SawStop | Craig B. describes his table saw injury Craig is a hobbyist woodworker who lost multiple fingers by amputation from a table saw injury. "I had this picture made as a reminder that you can't cut safety short. Follow us on Learn more on

Craig B.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

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

Dave H. Dave, a stickler for safety rules, is an owner of a cabinet shop in Portland, OR. Using a table saw he cut off his thumb. Dave speaks about being a Cabinet Shop owner and having to cope with having one of his employees suffering an accident on a table saw. He also testifies to the confidence he has now with SawStop table saws.

Dave H.

Amputation of Thumb

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

Roger W. Roger was ripping material on his table saw like he had done for "forever." He slipped for just a moment on the cut. He didn't even realize at first that he had cut off two of his fingers. They were not able to reattach them.

Roger W.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

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

Dave M. Ripping a 2x4 with a push stick in his home shop, Dave thought he was doing everything right. It all happened so fast, Dave still isn't sure exactly how the accident happened.

Dave M.

Laceration of Multiple Fingers

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

Tom L Helping his friend put in his hardwood floor on the last cut Tom cut off three of his fingers on a table saw with "all the precaustions". Tom works in the Information Technology industry and this accident has affected his ability to type.

Tom L.

Amputation of Multiple Fingers

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

Tristan In a split second Tristian lost his index finger on his left hand running material through his table saw. Tristian describes his difficulties in relearning how to play guitar and other daily tasks because of the accident.


Amputation of Finger

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

Nick C. describes his table saw injury After four different surgeries with one more to go, Nick now has moderate use of his right hand. While working on a home project, Nick had a major accident resulting in the amputation and replacement of three of his fingers. Purchasing the table saw that amputated his fingers, Nick decided that with over 40 years of woodworking experience he didn't have to worry about a table saw accident and opted against a SawStop because of money. "Buy the SawStop the First Time" Follow us on Learn more on

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."

SawStop | Brandan S. describes his table saw injury Brandan, a physical therapist from Omaha, Nebraska, had an accident using a table saw on a Saturday afternoon. He was in his home after an Easter Egg hunt with his family. As result of this accident, Brandon's index finger has been amputated and he does not have the same articulation and grip strength in his three other primary fingers on his right hand. Brandon grew up in a woodworking family and worked his way though school as a finish carpenter. Follow us on Learn more on

Brandan S.

Amputation of Finger

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

​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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We are moving

We have outgrown our third headquarters, and are moving to a new, much larger home this week. Unfortunately, this means we will not be available via telephone or email from Noon PST on Monday, February 15th to 8am on Thursday, February 18th. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience and support!

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Effective February 1st, USA prices on most SawStop saws and many SawStop accessories will increase.

We continue to refuse to cut corners or compromise our dedication to product quality and customer care. After holding the line on prices for over a decade, we must make an adjustment to account for more than a decade of material, shipping and other cost increases. Our last price increase on saws was in 2008!

We don't like raising our prices, and we don't plan to make it a habit.

Price increases will vary by model and accessory. Some examples, expect the Contractor Saw to increase by $100, the Professional Cabinet Saw to increase by $150, and the Industrial Cabinet Saw to increase by $150-200 (the Jobsite Saw will not increase).

Thank you for your understanding and your support. For more information on expected price increases, please contact your local SawStop dealer.

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