Safer Saw-Levixvice

  1. Manufacturers: Steve Gass invented the SawStop in response to saw finger injuries that occurred as a result of an accident across the United States. He claims the technology behind this function uses electrical sensors for any flesh detected that would automatically stop the chains of the saw, jamming the machine in the process. But it has serious consequences. The problem for saw manufacturers is that they are dissatisfied with the invention because it requires the saw to break down in order to prevent injuries losing its value. “I was just out in my shop one day, and I happened to look over at my table saw and thought, ‘You know, I wonder, if you ran your hand under the blade, if you could stop it quick enough that you wouldn’t get a serious injury.”
  2. Customers: Customers would be grateful for this technology as it uses sensors. The claim itself is true, that stopping the saw before it cuts any flesh is brilliant, but causing the machine to jam will render it unusable until it is repaired or until a new one is purchased, becoming a hassle for the customer. “That sounded like a pretty good innovation.”
  3. Industry Spokespeople: Susan Young is the representative for Black & Decker, Bosch, Makita, and many more who believe that the use of the SawStop tech is now available for consumers to buy and implement it into their table saw as it is the customer’s choice to do so.  “You commissioners’ have the power to take one of the most dangerous products ever available”
  4. Consumer Safety Advocates: According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the implementation of the SawStop technology on all Table saw products is required for customer safety in order to prevent saw amputations. This claim demonstrates the importance of consumer lives over the machine that has injured many people across the country. “acting through PTI has also actively lobbied the Consumer Product Safety Commission…to prevent the adoption of flesh detection systems as a safety standard on table saws.”
  5. Injured Plaintiffs: The plaintiffs’ lawsuit against power tool companies makes no mention of  SawStop not using miter saws for the experiment, instead opting for table saws. “The plaintiff claims that “flesh detection and braking technology” and “user-friendly blade guards(s)” have been available for years. The flesh detection technology stops a blade instantly when it is touched by human flesh.”
  6. Personal Injury Lawyers: Schmidt Firm has handled table saw injury court cases all over the United States. “Although SawStop safety technology has been around for more than ten years, not all table saw manufacturers have adopted it. In fact, the world’s largest tool manufacturers rejected it.”
  7. Gov’t Officials: Lawmakers and regulators met with the National Consumers League about the Sawstop case as Washington accepted the course of action, claiming to shift the requirements of safety for the better.
  8. News Reporters: The Chris Arnold from NPR heard about the SawStop on an ad which revolutionizes safety for power tools and has talked with Steve Gass of the story behind the invention. This claim is how famous Gass has become as getting the court case to implement the technology for table saws. The claim makes way of how big this topic is, from a simple solution that would become an idea that could save more people from getting their limbs or fingers cut off.
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1 Response to Safer Saw-Levixvice

  1. davidbdale says:

    Nothing you say in incorrect, Levix, but you appear to have misunderstood the assignment. You are to isolate claims (by quoting them) made by the various constituents and analyze what types of claims they are and how effective.

    You might want to scan the work of a classmate as a model of correct process and formatting. For example:


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