“To our knowledge no manufacturer is anxious to pay SawStop an 8% license fee for this technology anytime 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.”-From Bosch Tools Dragged Into SawStop-centric Lawsuit
The argument is that most manufacturers aren’t interested in licensing safer saws if they won’t make them any more money than a normal saw because they will probably sell less.
This claim is an evaluation claim because it shows that the monetary risk taken in spending the extra money to manufacture a safer saw won’t be cost effective because in the end they will probably sell less saws. Basically it states that it would be a major risk to assume that people will spend the extra money on this kind of saw since it will cost $150-$200 more than the average saw.
This claim, if accurate is very persuasive. No one wants to spend more money than they have to so it is very believable that manufacturers are more concerned with making money than making a safer saw. Being cost effective is any business’s job, not necessarily making the things that they are making safer.