1.Manufacturers: “less than a thousand of a second.” The manufacturer is explaining how long the machine will take to stop when it comes in contact with the conductivity of human flesh. This is a quantitative claim because it is based on facts and measurements. By making this claim, the consumer understands just how quickly the machine actually works, and will be more likely to invest in the invention.
2. News Reporters: “We bet you’ve never seen this before.” This claim is made to imply that this technology is new and never before featured anywhere. This is an evaluative claim because it makes a claim of judgement of a situation. This particular claim makes the judgement that nobody has ever seen something like this saw before.
3. Industry Spokespeople: “Salty wet finger.” This implies that the human flesh is sweaty and this helps towards the machine doing its job. This is an evaluative claim because it describes how the finger feels and what the machine looks for when it comes in contact with the conductivity of human flesh. This claim implies that the only people to come in contact with the machine are those who have been working and sweating for most of the day, which we would assume, is a factory worker or anyone in industrial work.
4. Consumer safety advocates: “saves a finger, but mangles the machine.” This phrase describes how the machine will shut down when it comes into close proximity of human flesh, and will completely break when doing so. This is a causal claim because it describes how the cause of the machine breaking, is the fact that it is designed to save a finger. The consumer safety advocates are pleased with the results of less injury, but make the claim that it will completely break the machine when it does.
5. Industry Spokespeople: “Energy has to go somewhere when it stops.” The spokesman makes the suggestion that the energy from the machine cannot just disappear, so it must be transferred somewhere else. This is a Proposal claim because it uses words like “has to” when explaining what the machine must do in order to work properly.
6. Steve Gass : “I don’t like doing it.” When Steve Gass says this he implies that he is a little nervous with how his machine might work. This is an evaluative claim because it implies that the machine’s characteristics may not be fully tested and could not work. This shows that he is nervous to try out the product, but is going to because he wants to show his consumers that the machine does work.
7. Manufacturers: “hope you aren’t one of the unlucky 10.” This claim suggests that the amount of people who get hurt in table saw accidents is around 10 people. This is a numerical claim because it gives a statistic and measurement when it comes to this particular situation.
8. News reporters: “This is a man who has faith in his creation.” This claim makes it known that the creators of the machine believe in their product and its quality. This is an evaluative claim because it evaluates the reliability in the creators and the product itself.