|Every year in the United States there are tens of thousands of serious injuries on table saws. These injuries change people’s lives and they cost society billions of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, worker’s compensation, increased insurance rates, lost productivity, etc.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that every year table saws are
|Over 60,000 injuries
||Over 3,000 amputations
||$2 billion in injury-related costs
|That’s one injury every 9 minutes!
The Power Tool Institute, an association of power tool manufacturers, estimates there are currently 6 million table saws in use in the United States. Given 60,000 annual injuries, then one out of every 100 table saws will be involved in a serious accident each year, and one out of every 10 table saws will be involved in a serious accident during the next ten years. With numbers like that, the risk of someone suffering a serious injury on a table saw is alarming.
SawStop saws are designed to address this risk. Every SawStop saw includes revolutionary new technology to detect when an accident occurs and stop the blade in milliseconds.
The SawStop technology has received numerous awards including:
- 2005 Midwest Expo Hallmark Achievement
- 2005 AWFS Sequoia Award
- Readers' Choice Award – WoodShop News
- IWF Challengers Award
- Product Safety Commendation,
US Consumer Products Safety Commission
- Best of What’s New – Popular Science
- Top Ten Tools – Workbench
- Editor’s Choice Award – Tools of the Trade