Safer Saws – KobeBryant

Manufacturers: Bosch estimates that it should take a minute to reboot the system if it is falsely tripped. This is a casual claim because Bosch is claiming that it will take X amount of time for a regular person to reboot their system, which is convenient.

Customers: “Saws cut off 4,000 fingers a year”. This is a factual claim because it is stating a fact , that 4,000 fingers are cut off per year.

Industry Spokespeople: “Sawstop is currently available to any consumer who chooses to purchase it.” This is a factual claim because it is in fact available to consumers. If people choose not to buy it that is their choice, it doesn’t make it any less of a fact.

Consumer Safety Advocates: Each year more than 67,000 workers are injured by table saws according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission”. This is an example of a factual claim because they are stating a fact that 67,000 workers get injured by table saws.

Injured Plantiffs: Resulting in more than 33,000 emergency room visits and 4,000 amputations. At an average cost of $35,000 each, these accidents led to more than $2.3 billion in societal costs annually.” This is a factual claim because it is clearly stating that there are X amounts of emergency room visits and it costs X amount to fix.

Personal Injury Lawyers: “Table saws cause more injuries than any other woodworking tool”. This is a factual claim that is claiming that table saws cause more injuries than any other woodworking tool.

Government Officials: In 2012, California lawmakers tried to pass a law that would require all table saws sold after January 1, 2015 to have flesh sensing technology. The lawmakers are making a proposal so therefore it is a proposal claim.

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