This was exactly my point.
The other thing, and unfair to the 17 teeth is OK defence is that the
SawStop pulls the blade away and down. It appears to be grabbed on the back
side of the blade and the inertia pulls the balde back and under the table
effectively removing the blade from the finger area. I doubt you would want
to do this everytime in a **
emergency stop. My guess is arbor bending
would set in after a few dozen of them.
Watch the videos (most have). This is no gentle stop for an armature and saw
blade of that intertia.
So the retort to the 17 teeth big damage people is still "How fast do you
push your finger?"
OTOH: Pushing the stock, slipping off, and back handing a running blade can
be different speeds.
I've seen a hotdog demonstration in which they *did*
push the dog, on
top of a piece of wood, into the blade as quick as the blade with
receive it. It was much faster than anyone with any sense would advance
any stock into a table saw. The dog had the tiniest little sliver of
"skin" taken off. Had it been a finger, it would surely have bled a drop
or two. But I've done much worse to my finger when a file slipped or I
got a splinter.