nothing to do with pride, accidents are caused by stupidity, that's not a critism of anyone, it's a simple fact. I've had the odd accident myself in a lifetime of woodworking - in every single case, by definition, I was doing something stupid.
Even those close calls when I got close to being hurt in the shop, I was doing something I should not have been doing (or at least not that way)
If we keep trying to hard-wire safety into every tool, those tools willl get less usefull, you can't make a chisel safe and effective - it's a choice, you can't have both. the point is a chisel is perfectly safe if used correctly, can you imagine the safety features you have to add in order to make it safe against accidentally hurting yourself?
I have the greatest respect for Bob Swenson and his work, and everyone else who have kindly responded to my comments here, I respect your opinions, I just happen to disagree with them. If you manage to stick some part of yourself into a moving blade I'm sorry, I don't see that as anything BUT incompetent.
As it happens, I find many situations when I remove the safety features from my tablesaw, when I do that I make a decision to accept the responsibilty to provide the extra safety requirements myself (like not sticking my hands where they can possibly enter the area of the sharp spinning bits). Now do ALL of you keep the safety guards on your tablesaws in place at all times, under all conditions, never take them off to cut a dado for example? of course not, you CAN'T cut a dado on a tablesaw with a splitter or riving knife in place, but under the logic of sawstop you should not be allowed to cut dados on a tablesaw (because you can't do it with the safety features in place).
My point is, be carefull what you wish for (and vote for with your dollars) you might end up with safe tools.