6A: In April 2017, about 400 Black & Decker 10″ portable table saws were recalled because the metal fold-up stand can collapse unexpectedly and cause injuries.
6B:The 400 Black & Decker portable table saw was recalled because it caused injuries due to the fold-up feature.
6C: This is a factual claim because it gives evidence.
6D: The 400 Black & Decker definitely should have been recalled as it was for those reasons.
Power tool industry too powerful to regulate?
8A: But this saw was equipped with a safety device called SawStop that allowed the blade to distinguish between wood and flesh, and to stop fast enough to prevent serious harm. Sure enough, the blade came to a dead stop in about three one-thousandths of a second, leaving the dog with only a minor nick
8B: Using a hot dog they demonstrated that the safety device will stop if it senses a finger or something like a finger.
8C: This is a factual claim because they tested the safety device to see if it worked and it did.
8D: The safety device called SawStop worked like Steve Glass made it to work.
Saws Cut Off 4,000 Fingers a Year. This Gadget Could Fix That.
8A: Each year, more than 67,000 workers and do-it-yourselfers are injured by table saws, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF), resulting in more than 33,000 emergency room visits and 4,000 amputations.
8B: More than 67,000 workers and do-it-yourself are injured by the table saw.
8C: This is a factual claim because it gives evidence.
8D: The table saw is very dangerous especially if you arent aware of you hand or fingers.
10 amputations a day: the need for a safer table saw
4A: 10 amputations a day and thousands more injuries every year, is an unacceptable toll when a ready fix is affordable, available, and waiting.
4B: The Comsumer Product Safety Commission had to approve of the SawStop and it was taking long to do so.
4C: This is an opinion. The women who wrote this believes that the SawStop is an affordable and available piece of equipment.
4D: I agree with her. I think this is an affordable and available piece of safety equipment.
3A: At one time SawStop approached table saw manufacturers offering to license its patent portfolio technology, demanding an 8% royalty on the retail value of all table saws with the technology in addition to other terms that were onerous and not related to table saw safety.
3B: The SawStop company went to manufactures to try and have them make and sell the safety equipment.
3C: This is a factual claim because it gives evidence that the SawStop company did this.
3D: The SawStop company demanded an 8% rolalty on the retail value of all table saws with this new technology.
2 thoughts on “Safer Saws- alaska”
Solid work, Alaska, and a good start. Let’s look a little more closely at claims.
—6A: In April 2017, about 400 Black & Decker 10″ portable table saws were recalled because the metal fold-up stand can collapse unexpectedly and cause injuries.
—6B:The 400 Black & Decker portable table saw was recalled because it caused injuries due to the fold-up feature.
—6C: This is a factual claim because it gives evidence.
—6D: The 400 Black & Decker definitely should have been recalled as it was for those reasons.
The word BECAUSE should be a giveaway that a Causal (or Cause-and-Effect) claim is being made. Let’s follow the logic in just this one sentence.
—The fold-up stand can collapse (THAT sounds like a factual claim).
—It can collapse unexpectedly (that’s an Evaluation claim because it rests on a judgment that users did not expect the stand to collapse).
—The collapse caused injuries (clearly a CAUSAL claim that the circumstance of collapse resulted in injuries).
—Finally, the saws were recalled BECAUSE of accidents attributed to their failure is both CAUSAL and EVALUATIVE. It says the accidents caused the recall, but that may just be the conclusion of the author. Perhaps the recall was triggered by other concerns.
6C. In addition to being a factual claim, this claim is causal (cause and effect). I could tell this by the use of “because.”
8C1. Instead of factual, I would say that this claim is demonstrative and causal. I believe it to be demonstrative because they are demonstrating the work of the saw stopper using a hot dog. It is causal since they are saying that the blade will stop if the hot dog is in its path.
3C. I believe that this claim is an implication that the SawStop company requested too much for their product. Through the use of words such as “demand” and “onerous,” I can conclude this idea.