airbags in cars are expensive to re-pack as well....no disrespect, just sayin. i think its a pretty good idea, especially for people who work with saws like this on a regular basis. not to say guys like you are more careless, i think its just that the odds increase of having an accident the more hours you put in with things like that. much like driving, the more miles you drive per year, the higher the chances you are involved in an accidentI have to wonder how often it might malfunction and stop because of a wet piece of wood or using the saw outside.
I use my saw in all kinds of situations doing windows and home improvements.
It looks like it does a lot of damage to the saw and could be expensive.I think I will continue to be very carefull and pass on this one.