While browsing the internet a few weeks ago I ran across an article from Emerson Tool Co. about a recall on Craftsman RAS. Intrigued enough to stop and read the article, I entered the model number of my saw and found that my old, on it’s way to retirement, beast was covered in this recall. When FedEx backed into my drive this morning and unloaded a rather large 4ft box out of the back of the truck, My heart raced with excitement in hopes of getting a whole new saw out of this deal. Wel...
Today I found (on craigslist) a free Craftsman Radial Arm saw. It’s the electronic kind with a digital readout for height/bevel/angle (not sure if I’ll trust it) and it was in very good shape. It needs a new table and fence (don’t they all?!) and some lubrication but the blade is nice and sharp and it’s not rusty or thrashed. I’ve seen people selling these for $75 that were beat up and rusty with missing parts. Best of all, I remembered something from a few ye...
My guess is that this recall will affect a considerable number of you woodworkers. Recall Date: July 2, 2014Recall Number: 14-221 Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Fixed-base routers and router bases Hazard: The router base han...
Just in case any LumberJock has one of these . . . Rockler Companies Recalls LED Light Kits Due to Burn and Fire Hazards NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 12, 2010Release # 10-108 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 260-9663CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Rockler Companies Recalls LED Light Kits Due to Burn and Fire Hazards WASHIN...
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I don’t have to worry about this recall . . . I can’t afford a Mirka! Recall Date: June 4, 2014Recall Number: 14-199 Mirka Recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Random orbital sanders Hazard: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire h...
In case any of you LJs have a Shop Fox Dust Collection Remote Switch and didn’t get a recall notice, here is the website to visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09308.html
Recall Date: August 26, 2015 Recall Number: 15-227 Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazardhttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Robert-Bosch-Tool-Recalls-Dremel-Rotary-Tool/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool Hazard: The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control cha...
Fellow LJs: In case you don’t receive recall notices, here’s one that might be of interest. April 19, 2012Release #12-154 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 464-7946CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Irwin Recalls 10-Inch Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack Due to Laceration Hazard Posed by Defective PackagingWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary r...
Recall Date: June 12, 2014Recall Number: 14-205 Hitachi Koki Recalls Pneumatic Nailers Due to Injury Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Hitachi Koki Pneumatic Nailer Hazard: The pneumatic nailers can jam and override the safety switch that permits only one nail to fire at a time, posing an injury risk. R...
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