1. Manufacturers: “Gass (SawStop) is asking for 8 percent licensing/royalties on the wholesale price of each saw sold, a figure that many manufacturers view as near-extortion and monopoly position.” This is a proposal claim because it states how SawStop is asking for the eight percent and making a proposal.
2. Customers: “Consumer choice can dictate whether this technology, and its associated potential issues and added cost, will gain widespread acceptance by consumers.” This is an proposal claim because it shows that consumer choice can help gain widespread acceptance by the customers in the end.
3. Industry Spokespeople: “Approximately 40,000 Americans go to hospital emergency rooms every year with injuries sustained while operating table saws.” This is an consequential claim because it shows the consequences when people use table saws.
4. Consumer Safety Advocates: “Yet, blade guards have proved to be ineffective in reducing the 40,000 serious table saw injuries that occur every year.” This is an evaluation claim because it states that the result of the blade guards and how they did not help in reducing the amount of injuries each year.
5. Injured Plaintiffs: “This week, a man who was cut by a miter saw says Robert Bosch Tool Corp. “colluded with its competitors” and lobbied the Consumer Protection Safety Commission to keep “flesh detection and braking technology” from being required on table saws.” This is an consequential claim that shows the consequence of this man using a table saw and the result of his actions.
6. Personal Injury Lawyers: “A low percentage of the 30,000 annual (U.S.) table saw injuries are due to contact with the blade – most are from kickback.” This is a consequential claim that states how many people have gotten hurt as a result of the table saw and the consequences of using one.
7. Government Officials: “When the Commission first considered this issue in 2006, the injury statistics and disturbing natures of these life-altering, yet preventable injuries were unacceptable.” This is an consequential claim because it states the facts of the injuries due to table saws.
8. News Reporters: “The plaintiff is demanding more than $30,000 from Bosch for negligence, breach of warranty and product liability.” This is an evaluation claim because it shows what is happening as a result of the Bosch case.