Safer Saws – PaulaJean5

2. Customers

2A. A testimonial from a SawStop customer: “This saw is everything I imagined the saw to be. It moves easily around in its stand. I feel safe using it.”

2B. This customer claims that the saw lives up to its standards.

2C. Type of claim: Evaluative

2D. I think this claim is valid as he states a reason why the saw is valuable and also adds in personal experience.

11. Amputees

11A. Hobbyist: “I’ve been doing this for years and never been hurt. That evening I spent 14 hours in surgery.”

11B. This individual is claiming that anybody can get hurt no matter how long you have been working with saws.

11C. Type of Claim: Ethical

11D. I think this claim is valid, but not complete. I think there needs more clarification on why the saw helped him. (or would help him)

5. Injured Plaintiffs

5A. “Every year, there are over 40,000 table saw injuries, resulting in more than 4,000 amputations.”

5B. This lawyer claims that out of all of the table saw injuries, 10% of them result in amputations.

5C. Type of Claim: Factual

5D. This claim is reasonable and definitely makes point.

2. Customers

2A. A customer stated, “I’m a happy camper and glad to recommend this saw to anyone. I am an Emergency Physician, and I’ve seen firsthand (no pun intended) several times over what a table saw can do to a hand- most recently last week. I didn’t need much convincing that I wanted a SawStop.”

2B. This customer is claiming that since he is a physician he knows what a table saw injury looks like.

2C. Type of Claim: Evaluative

2D. I think this claim is valid. The customer has experience on both sides of the situation as he is a doctor and uses a saw.

6. Personal Injury Lawyer

6A. “Only 20% of the injuries occur in people who are on the job, where injuries are usually covered by workplace accident insurance.”

6B. This lawyer is making the claim that 20% of the injuries occur in people who are on the job, which means the other 80% will most likely have to pay out of their own pockets for the injury they acquired.

6C. Type of Claim: Factual

6D. This claim is very valid and I think it makes a great point. Majority of the injuries caused by table saws are not going to get money to pay for their hospital costs.


Safer Saws- DudeInTheBack

Analyzing the claims made by Steve Gass (9) in

9a. Steve Gass “…there’s about 60,000 medically treated accidents treated on table saws every year.”

9b. Every year, there is about 60,000 incidents where someone needs medical attention resulting from a table saw accident.

9c. This claim seems factual. If he was making this up, it obviously would not be factual. I would like to see proof of this, but I believe Steve. Its an evaluation of how many people have been effected by table saws, and had to seek medical attention every year.

9d. This seems like a logical claim to make in his case. he is justifying the importance of his invention by giving a fact of why this invention is necessary. if this is true that 60,000 people have had an accident due to table saws every year, it makes sense to push out a safety stopper. A quality claim to show the dangers of table saws.


9a. Steve Gass “The system can tell the difference between your finger and the wood.”

9b. This machine that I invented can tell the difference between a human finger, and a piece of wood.

9c. This claim is an evaluation of what his machine is capable to accomplish. This claim would not hold true if Steve did not put his finger in it as proof later ion the video. Proving his claim, this claim is factual. suggesting it is okay for a finger to be caught in the blade rotation.

9d. This is a claim that seems true, but I would not want to try it out. This claim is only persuasive because he proves it later on. If someone were to show me the blade in full motion, and told me that it would detect a finger and stop, I would not believe it. This claim is also the main aspect of his invention. a machine that is able to detect a finger.


9a. Steve Gass “It felt a little like a, I don’t know, a buzz or a tickle almost.”

9b. When I put my finger in the saw blade, when it stopped it felt like a buzz, or a tickle.”

9c.  This is Steve’s opinion. Everyone feels pain differently, and to him, what felt like a buzz or a tickle to someone else might hurt more. This cannot be proved also, only to him it could feel like a buzz. He could also be lying to make his product sell.

9d. considering the fact that Steve put his finger in, and it stopped on a dime, I could believe him. before he said this, the video showed the finger in the blade in slow motion. it did not cut him, nor did he wince when it hit his finger. It looked painless, but it still is not that convincing. It still hits you, and if you’re a person that cant take pain, you might really be unhappy.


CLAIM BY SawStop official company

1a.  SawStop website “The blade carries a small electrical signal, which the safety system continually monitors.”

1b. the blade has a small conductor on each blade, which carries an electrical signal to detect a finger”

1c. This is a fact. the blade has a small conductor, which gets set off when a wet finger comes in contact with it. This is a fact because it can be/ has been proven.

1d. The claim states just what it needs to prove why the system works. The main task the system is responsible for is to conduct electricity to stop. I am fully persuaded that the blade carries a small electrical signal, which the safety system continually monitors.


1a. website “An aluminum brake springs into the spinning blade, stopping it in less than 5 milliseconds!”

1b. An aluminum brake spring can stop the mechanism in less than 5 milliseconds.

1c. This claim seems factual. I would like to see proof of this, but I believe the claim. It is an evaluation of the skillset of the machine. saying that it will stop in less than 5 milliseconds is a big claim, and might not seem believeable, but if it is a fact this is pretty impressive.

1d. This claim is right in the beinning of the website section on how the machine works. I wish I could have proof for these claims, but I just have to take the websites word for it. I guess if they said it took 3 milliseconds to stop, I would also believe it.




Safer Saws- Killroy513

11A. “Each year, more than 67,000 U.S. workers and do-it-yourselfers suffer blade contact injuries, according to government estimates, including more than 33,000 injuries treated in emergency rooms and 4,000 amputations.”-Myron Levin

11B. The claim is saying that 67,000 people are injured a year, 4,000 where amputees.

11C. The claim is factual and is based on statistics taken.

11D. The claim is backed up by the group fairwarning, a organization that investigates for public health and safety.

11E. I agree with the claim provided because it is factual based and is coming from a good source. the statistic used are backed up within the post itself.

9A. “They contend that Bosch, and their new ReaXX table saw, which also features flesh-detection and blade brake technology, is infringing on SawStop’s patented inventions.”- Mr. Gass.

9B. The claim states that the creator of the technology is suing a rival company for infringing on the patented design.

9C. The claim is factual because it is Gass who is suing the company because of the patented design.

9D. The claim is backed up because Gass is a lawyer and that it is his company who is involved with a lawsuit with Bosch.

9E. I agree with this claim because if I were Gass, I would sue the other company. This claim is backed by the creator of the product.

7A. “I was moved by what I heard from the victims of these injuries, whose lives were changed forever, due to one split-second miscalculation while using a table saw.”

7B. The claim states that the lives of the injured were changed forever because of a miscalculation.

7C. The claim is opinionated because it talks about how it was a miscalculation and not human error.

7D. The claim is opinionated as said, it is only backed by the logic behind one being injured and that they can not do everyday tasks that were effected by the injury.

7E. I agree with this claim because being hurt can effect a lot of things.

1A. “They came back and said, ‘Well, we’ve looked at it, but we’re not interested because safety doesn’t sell,’ ” Gass says.

1B. The claim states that the industries refused the safety product because safety does not sell.

1C. The claim is an opinion because no facts or evidence is used to back up this argument.

1D. The claim is backed by the rival industries opinions on how product that are cheaper sell more rather than a product that can save people from horrible injuries.

1E. I disagree with this claim because of how it is not backed up by facts. In my opinion I would buy a product that is safer to use than just the standard one. This is because I would not want to risk any horrible injury that would put difficulties into my life.

3A. “A man took an Oscar Meyer wiener and pushed it into the blade of a table saw spinning 4,000 times per minute. As the hot dog touched the whirring saw, the blade came to a dead stop in about three one-thousandths of a second, leaving the dog with only a minor nick. ”

3B. The claim is that the safe saw is a better alternative to the standard saw. It is demonstrated and proven effective.

3C. The claim is factual based on the fact that the experiment was carried out and documented.

3D. The claim goes along with the known proposal that the safe saw works and is highly effective on its design to protect the user.

3E. I agree with the claim because it is a controlled experiment that was documented to prove the effectiveness of the product.


Safer Saws—jonhjelly

11A: The quote of the director: I spent two days earlier this month at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), listening to the pros and cons of setting a mandatory safety standard for table saws. Ten people every day – according the CPSC’s own data – have their fingers amputated in power saw accidents. 10 a day!  I’ve wanted to push the CPSC for a mandatory standard ever since hearing a story on NPR in May of 2006.

11B this claim is stating that ten people lose a finger a day.

11C This claim is a factual claim because there are stating facts not giving there opinion.

11D This claim is facts because its getting its sources from CPSC( consumer product safety commission.

11E I agree with this claim because it sounds like that is accurate  given how easy it is to have your finger cut off.

2A: the quote of a consumer: Voluntary standards are working to enhance table saw safety.The injury data utilized by the Commission to justify moving forward with the ANPR included only data regarding saws with the traditional guarding system, which is no longer sold.

2B: The claim was voluntary workers are to enhance table saw safety.

2C This claim is factual because the have data to back up their claim.

2D This claim can be reasonable and logical because it makes senses in order to improve the device

2E I agree with this claim because it can better their product.

6A The quote : Their reason for requesting the extension is that “stakeholders need more time to evaluate updated injury information.” Consumer advocates submitted a petition in 2003 to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, asking them to require table saw manufacturers to include safety devices in their products. It has been nearly a decade, and the CPSC has not made a decision.

6B This claims that the stakeholder need more time to evaluate and update the injury information.

6C This claim seems like an opinion because it doesn’t seems like they have data to back to up.

6D This claim seems logical because they are basing this fact on reasoning

6E I aree with this claim because they are using reason with great logic to make their statement

8A quote for the news reporters: This week some of the nation’s biggest power tool companies sent their executives to Washington. They came to argue against tougher safety mandates for so-called table saws, the popular power tools with large open spinning blades. NPR’s Chris Arnold has this Reporter’s Notebook.

8B They came to argue against tougher safety mandates for so-called table saws, the popular power tools with large open spinning blades.

8C This claim is also opinion because it is being reported and has no other facts behind it.

8D This claim is based of logic and reason but still it doesn’t have any facts.

8E I agree with this claim because of the way they phased their article.

5AEvery year, thousands of people are severely injured after using table saws. For more than a decade, flesh-sensing safety technology has been available that could prevent almost all table saw injuries. Unfortunately, the manufacturers have refused to adopt it.

5B The claim this is making is that thousands of people are severely injured after using table saws.

5CThis claim seems like it is a fact although they have no data to back up this fact.

5D This claim can be back up from logic and reasoning.

5E I agree with this claim because with out safes saws it is really easy to have a limb hacked off.

Safer Saws—PlethoraGaming


1A: “I’ve tried to be fair, but the more I hear about SawStop and Stephen Gass, the more of a bully and a jerk they seem to be.”

1B: This says Bosch was trying to cooperate with Stephen Gass, but as Bosch looked into SawStop they seemed like bullies

1C: This is an opinionated claim

1D: Does not really have any evidence behind it, but they did say they tried to cooperate and create a ‘safe’ saw. And ended up making a safe saw of their own


11A: “Tom Corbett was helping remodel a home in Manchester, Massachusetts, two years ago when a piece of wood he was trying to cut jammed in his table saw and his hand was thrown into the blade. Four of his fingers were severed in an instant.”

11B: This amputee is saying he accidentally got injured.

11C: Proposal, seems like he wants safety to be more accessible.

11D: This makes complete sense logically, why wouldn’t someone who lost their fingers want better safety technology for their tools.

Industry Spokespeople

3A: “The agency has been wrestling with the issue, on and off, for 15 years. So far, its most definitive act has been to give SawStop an award for safety innovation. It will be at least next year before the agency adopts a regulation, if it ever does..”

3B: There are ways to avoid getting injured with system like SawStop, but we are not having this as a mandatory quite yet.

3C: Proposal, they are trying to get safety to be a higher priority as it 15 years have gone by trying to push this.

3D: This is persuasive to push saw safety, 15 years is a long time and we still have not come to a resolve. With technology like SawStop theres a question asked why have there been no improvement on regulation for safety yet.

Personal Injury Lawyers

6A: “Now these manufacturers are facing dozens of lawsuits brought forth by people whose injuries could have been prevented had SawStop or similar safety mechanisms been in place. People who have lost fingers, hands, and arms to table saws have been devastated by their injuries, multiple surgeries, and medical bills they may never be able to pay so long as they are unable to work.”

6B: SawStop could have prevented injuries, and still help people continue their jobs

6C: Fact, there are several people being injured and lawsuit brought to the manufacturers.

6D: This seems accurate because people can not work if they lose fingers or arms, SawStop could have kept people their jobs





Safer Saws – rainbow987

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.

Safer Saw – NewEditionLover



11A. Frank Oslick received a injury from a power saw.

“If your device prevents even one person from going through what I have gone through it is a world class accomplishment.”

11B. Oslick believed that if the saw will prevent others from future injuries that will be a great accomplishment.

11C. Opinion based claim in my opinion

11D. The logic behind this is to give an direct account of someones true story and how this may help change someone else life.

Personal Injury Lawyers 

6A. “The Saw Stop and other table saw safety devices are actually very simple.”They run an electrical current through the saw blade that is attached to a current monitor.

6B. The author believes that the makings of the safety saw device is simple and easy.

6C. Opinion based claim.

6D. The logic behind this claim is to make it seem as if the machine is very simple to use and operate with machinery.

Power Tool Industry

10A. ”I have not lived a single day without regretting that accident,” he wrote. “If your device prevents even one person from going through what I have gone through, it is a world class accomplishment.”

10B. Tom Corbett  wants to prevent anyone else from going through what he went through.

10C. Opinion Claim

10D. The accuracy we have from this article is we have an anecdote of someones true life and his story about the incident that ruined his life temporarily. It does a good job by letting the readers know that the injury causes a disfiguring look.


Bosch Tools Saw Stop Lawsuit

2A.“By agreeing not [to] employ such safer alternatives, defendant and its competitors attempted to assure that those alternatives would not become ‘state of the art,’ thereby attempting to insulate themselves from liability for placing a defective product on the market.”

2B. products aren’t as safe as they think so they use precautions.

2C. Factual Claim

2D. The accuracy of this claim is to ensure that the products on the market aren’t as safe as they might look . Next the lawsuit states the traumatic injury could have been avoided if such technology allowed it to be so.

Consumer Safety Advocates

4A. National Consumer League

Ten people every day – according the CPSC’s own data  have their fingers amputated in power saw accidents10 a day!  I’ve wanted to push the CPSC for a mandatory standard ever since hearing a story on NPR in May of 2006.

4B. This shows me that many people get their fingers clipped from accidents due to power saws.

4C. Factual claim as it shows facts and shows proof.

4D. This claims provides the reader with knowledge to let people know whats going on before they are harmed  before they work with power saw tools.