Safer Saws- gabythefujoshi

  1. Manufacturers: “The number of saw injuries and their impact are exaggerated.” This is an evaluative claim because it is judges the quantitative evidence of the table saw causalities as being overestimated and not completely factual. In devaluing or minimizing the severity of the number of injuries, their claim is more validated. A claim like this helps in their opinion that SaferSaws is an unnecessary investment and waste of money.
  2. Product Safety Advocates:10 amputations a day and thousands more injuries every year” being considered as “unacceptable” is a factual claim made by the National Consumers League while also commentating on the ethnics of the statement. The claim is meant to get readers to question their moral judgement in advocating for SaferSaws based on the numerical evidence of the causalities table saws can cause.
  3. Industry Lawyers: “This is a table saw. It cuts wood. And if you’re not careful, you can get injured.” This causal claim was made to establish the consequences that could happen if one is not careful in using a table saw. Based on the tone and bluntness of the statement, the lawyer was pretty much pushing liability away from the manufacturers of table saws(kinda like a ‘it’s your problem’ basis). What this claim does is putting the responsibility on the consumers of table saws and asserting that adding safety measures to table saws is unnecessary.
  4. Customers: “SawStop has recorded 2,000 “finger saves.” This claim is both quantitative and comparative. Using the data that they have collected about the customer reports, they conclude that many casualties have been avoided and the numbers have gone down compared to traditional table saws without this new flesh detecting feature. Making the comparison in favor of the product and its benefits brings more customers onto the idea of having safer table saws.
  5. Government officials:A new federal regulation would grant a “monopolistic advantage” to SawStop, whose patents might shut out rival safety systems.” This a proposal claim from CPSC commissioners that were given permission from Congress to continue on with the case of creating safety policies and regulations for table saws. In making a strong proposal like this, it brings greater importance to the subject at hand. Basically it’s giving SawStops and other safety measures for table saws more validation.
  6. Reporters: “Over the years, he’s proved that it works, too.” This claim can be both evaluative and causal. The statement is judging the degree of success of Steve Gass’s invention and the quality of the product as well. Through this observation, it’s a positive review of the product and the reporter sees the value in the safety precautions it takes.
  7. Steve Gass: “I’m doing what I also think is in my financial interest.” Even Steve Gass, creator of the SawStop, causally admitted and agreed with the notion that he invented the device for profit as well. The causal claim helps support predictions made by manufacturing companies that said he was not just making the product for the safety of others. This gives off the notion that like any of those companies or any entrepreneur, Steve is creating a product that will potentially sell and make profit. So is he fully committed and certain of his product? Given in the video he was afraid to test out the reliability of the SawStop, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say he isn’t completely certain.
  8. Injured Plaintiffs:“There was blood on my face, my body. It was everywhere.” These are the words of one of the many victims of table saw causalities. Carlos Osorio had slid his hand in the blade when using the table saw. The causality and bluntness of his claim, and also the emphasis on the sentence “It was everywhere.” The claim emphasis and brings awareness to the dangers of the table saw, helping support the idea of providing safety measures to them.
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