The key thing is even with the saw stop, it pays to practice safe methods when using any power tool, even one with a brain like the sawstop.
If you are doing something on a table saw and it doesn't feel right, it isn't. Stop, think about it and consult the manual.
I think of the sawstop as being like airbags. If you drive safely and defensively, you'll never need it. But every now and then something will come out of left field and then it'll save you.
Many people have used non-sawstop technology saws over the years without using fingers. Those folks followed the rules.
So, I'd say, make sure you learn about how to use the table saw safely, and you'll be fine... The saw stop just adds an extra degree of safety for those who use the table saw properly.
And on top of everything else, it's a darn fine piece of engineering...
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