In the middle of December, 2012, I walked into my shop just like any other day. I went to work, cutting maple on my table saw for a set of display cases I was building. I run a safe shop—over arm blade guards, push sticks, etc. I can’t tell you what happened, but the next thing I know I’m calling 911 and waiting for the rescue van to take me to the emergency room with major damage to four fingers.
During my recovery period my wife, contacted CERF+ on my behalf. I filled out the paperwork, asking for a grant to purchase a SawStop table saw and in virtually no time at all, the staff emailed and said that it had been approved. I was astounded at the efficiency and the compassion of the CERF+ organization.