1. “Current table saw safety standards have proven ineffective in protecting consumers.”
2. The National Consumer League claims that the current standards for safety are ineffective in protecting the consumers and that we need to update them.
3. This is a proposal claim.
4. The claim is backed up with statistics, such as the 40,000 injuries and 1,000 amputations that occur by table saw per year. This means that close to 3 amputations occur per day, which seems to be an extremely high number. They also refer to how blade guards, the only current protection from injury, are ineffective if they are allowing the amount of injuries that they do. They never attack table saws themselves, just the inefficiency of current safety standards.
5. The claim fails to address that the other 39,000 injuries per year would still occur, even with the SawStop. They neglect the user error that causes most, if not all, injuries as well. At that point, a license would be reasonable to operate a table saw in order to prevent further injuries.