>I wouldn't rush out and sell your US-made saw for the Taiwan-made SawStop if I were you. Were you aware that the Underwriter's Labs evaluated SawStop and decided against endorsing it? There's an interesting article on it in the Washington Post:
Your most important safety feature is your own head, not some gizmo that may or may not work when you need it. Use common sense and good quality, foolproof guards - you will be safe, you'll save money, and you won't be supporting the shifty tool manufacturing factories in Taiwan.
Did you ever stop to think why woodworking machines from the far East are cheap? Could it be that they don't have the same environmental standards, worker safety standards, child labor practices, health care plans, intellectual property rights, etc.? Hmm, makes me think twice about buying from there.