Table saws. The single most dangerous tool in the shop. I got whacked a couple of yrs ago, pretty minor as table saw injuries go. No surgery, no loss of limbs, although I have an odd nail on one finger now.
About a month ago my son got it. Surgery on the finger, he'll have complete movement in a few months. Stupid lucky, just as I was.
So, I ordered a pair of Sawstop saws. Been waiting for a dealer to have an order so I could save the freight. I hesitated when they called, it's almost $4k worth of saws. But then I remembered my son running down the street (the shop is 3 blocks from the house) holding his finger.
He was doing something he shouldn't have been, as I was when I cut mine. These Grrippers should be on every table saw users must have list. They would have saved his finger, and mine too. I did not have them when I cut mine. Use them every time, every cut, without fail.
I almost bought the Sawstop saws after I cut mine. That's when I found the Grrippers. I didn't have the money then, really don't now. But we do this for a living. I need that backup it provides. Doesn't mean you get careless, just means you have an extra measure of safety. All it takes is a momentary lapse, and you can be disfigured for life. I'll just make this quick cut, and that's when it gets you.
What I spent on his finger would buy both saws.