Safer Saws- The admiral1

1A. The SawStop Official website claims “When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes because the human body is conductive”

1B. When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes because the human body is conductive

1C. This is a factual claim, giving inside on the technology used in the device

1D. I think this is a pretty reasonable claim. It is factual because of the demonstration they showed on the website.

1E. There is no reason to refute this claim

2A. A claim made a customer by the name of Per S. from New jersey states “Folks if I could find fault somewhere, I wouldn’t hesitate to let you know.”

2B. This claim is stating how well the saw is designed, from every aspect.

2C. This is an opinion claim made by Per. His opinion was that the saw is the best in the world, which could vary from person to person.

2D. This is a reasonable claim. This is a great saw in my opinion, having worked with a few different table saws in my day.

2E. There is no reason to refute this claim.

3A. Susan Young, an industry spokesperson from Bosch states “”SawStop is currently available in the marketplace to any consumer who chooses to purchase it”

3B. This claim is saying that the technology is out there for those who want to purchase it, and should not be put on other companies to provide the technology.

3C. This is a factual claim made by Young, it is on the market for others to buy if they want it, but also an opinion because without saying it, in her opinion not all saws should have to be made like the SawStop

3D. This claim is reasonable. There should be a variety of different saws for different users that want different things.

3E. There is no reason to refute this claim

11A. Amputee David H states “Table saws are not forgiving … You have to live with this the rest of your life.”

11B. David had his thumb amputated because of a table saw accident, so he explains how unforgiving the machine is, and how he has to live with no thumb for the rest of his life

11C. This is an opinion based claim, because as funny as it sounds some people might not have the same opinion as David does.

11D. This is a reasonable claim. I know I saw a kid in my wood shop class have his finger sawed off freshman year, and it was not a pretty sight.

11E. There is no reason to refute this claim.

12A. Steve glass, the inventor of the SawStop, put his finger to the test, and put his finger to the saw blade.

12B. This was not words as a claim, but he was so confident in his product that he put his own finger to the test.

12C. I do not know what kind of claim this would be, maybe an action claim if that exists, because he is making a statement with his actions and not his words.

12D. I think this is a reasonable claim, and a pretty good advertising technique. He is so confident in his product that he was willing to put his own finger on the line just to prove how well, the technology actually works.

12E. There is no reason to refute this claim.

4 thoughts on “Safer Saws- The admiral1”

  1. I’d call Gass’s demonstration a Causal Claim. He demonstrated that putting his finger to the saw blade had the unexpected consequence of stopping the blade before it could cut him. Cause and Effect worth 1000 words.

    3A. Susan Young, an industry spokesperson from Bosch states “”SawStop is currently available in the marketplace to any consumer who chooses to purchase it”

    3B. This claim is saying that the technology is out there for those who want to purchase it, and should not be put on other companies to provide the technology.

    Susan Young did indeed say that the technology is there for anyone who wants it. But you go too far when you say she concluded that other companies should not be compelled to provide it. That may be her opinion. And she may have expressed that opinion elsewhere. But here she merely suggests that there is no NEED for any other company to provide the technology.

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  2. The claims that you pulled out are strong, along with your explanation on why they would be considered claims. I really liked section 11 when you state that some people might not have the same opinion as Amputee David, which is crazy. You brought attention to opinions and claims and successfully defended them as such. Good job!

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  3. 3A: This is also a persuasive claim. Susan is attempting to market the product very simply by stating that any consumer who wants the product can go and get it themselves since it’s availible in stores.

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  4. The claim for 3B suggests that technology is out there for those who want to purchase it, Basically stating that other companies should not be up on it.

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