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Forum topic by Bluepine38 posted 10-29-2012 05:26 PM 591 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Bluepine38

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10-29-2012 05:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool registration safety

I usually register new tools as soon as I get them home, filling out the card and mailing it in, filing my copy
and owners manual in shop tool file and then forgetting it. Saturday I got a safety notice from Sears on the
air compressor I bought in 2005. The motor could overheat, posing a fire hazard, When I bought the compressor, I removed the plug from the bottom of the tank and put in an elbow and plumbed it over to
the side where I installed a ball valve with a clear hose attached that connected it to a baffled container so
I can blow the water out of the tank every week, or if I am using it every day. I then plugged the compressor
in and it has been there ever since, ignored except for the occasionally dusting off. If I had not registered
the machine, I would have not known about the problem, and might have lost my shop to fire. Just a
reminder that those registration cards do occasionally serve a purpose other than to help the company’s
sales department try to sell you more tools. I called them, and they will be sending me a kit that I can install
that will allow me to safely use the compressor without any problems.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 05:43 PM

Sounds like a good Idea. I’m glad you found out about the problem.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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