1A. A representative of Bosch estimated that the process to reassemble the saw blade after it is forced to stop “should take a minute.”
1B. In this claim, the representative is providing an average time on how long it should take a customer to reassemble the saw correctly after it being forced to stop by the finger-saving technology.
1C. This claim is opinion based. It is not a proven fact that it takes one minute to reassemble the saw blade. Rather, it is dependent on the person who is putting it back together.
1D. Although the accuracy of this claim may not be entirely correct on an individual basis, it is fair to believe that the claim is reasonable. The Bosch representative did his best to provide an estimate of how long the process would take for the benefit of the customer. Although it is unlikely that the process would take exactly a minute, it is likely that it would take around a minute for a person.
4A. A representative from NCL stated to USA today the following: “If you have a pattern of injury, a safety technology that can address it, and it’s affordable, you should move toward a mandatory standard so that all parts of the industry comply.
4B. This representative is assuming the position that the SawStop technology should be required on all saws in order to prevent injury. He/she feels this way since the product is effective in preventing injury and it is affordable. Therefore, all manufacturers should be required to use it.
4C. This claim is opinion based. It is the NCL representatives opinion that the SawStop technology be regulated and required on all manufactured saws. Others may have differing opinions based on a variety of factors.
4D. The logic behind this claim is extremely compelling. It makes sense that the SawStop technology should be required on saws, since it prevents injury. Making it required would ensure that all manufacturers comply. This regulation would save many people from serious injury. However, the claim is opinion based. Therefore, other people may have different opinions, such as manufacturers. The manufacturers may not believe that the product should be required due to price concerns.
2A. The author of the article stated “To our knowledge no manufacturer is anxious to pay SawStop an 8% license fee for this product any time soon, especially when the manufacturing for the technology alone will increase the average price of a table saw by anywhere from $150-$200 by the time it hits the shelves.
2B. The author is stating he does not believe that saw manufacturers are willing to pay for the SawStop technology when it will increase the overall price of the sale of the saw, which would potentially lower potential sales.
2C. This claim is entirely opinion based. Although it is likely that manufacturers would not want to pay more money for a product that will raise the cost of their product, it is not a guarantee.
2D. The concept behind this claim makes sense. Most manufacturers do not want to pay more money for a product that will raise the cost of their product, potentially lowering overall sales, Although morally it does not make sense that anyone would not want to take advantage of the injury-preventing product, it does make sense from a business perspective.
5A. The author of the article claimed the following: “In March 2017, about 46,000 Sears Craftsman 10” portable table saws were recalled because the stand can collapse and cause severe injuries.”
5B. “In March 2017, about 46,000 Sears Craftsman 10” portable table saws were recalled because the stand can collapse and cause severe injuries.
5C. This claim is evaluative. The speaker is claiming that the reasoning behind why the saws were recalled was due to a stand that could collapse and cause severe injuries. Therefore, it is evaluative, since it is judging or assessing a matter.
5D. The logic behind this claim is very reasonable. It makes sense that the product would be recalled if it was faulty and led to severe injuries. It would be extremely unsafe to keep the product on the market knowing that it could lead to injuries due to a defect in the product. Therefore, it makes sense that the product was recalled.
7A. The author of the article stated the following: “Table saw accidents are painful, life-changing and expensive.”
7B. “Table saw accidents are painful, life-changing and expensive.”
7C. This claim is an opinion. Although most people would agree that table saw accidents are painful, life-changing and expensive, there is no guarantee that everyone feels this way. For example, some people might believe that table saw accidents are not expensive, or that an accident would not change their life very much.
7D. I find this claim to be reasonable. I think that it is fair to argue that most people would agree that table saw accidents are painful, life-changing and expensive. I do not think that many people would feel the need to counter this argument. Therefore, I believe that it is logical and reasonable, even though there is a possibility that not everyone share the belief.