|Forum topic by Blake||posted 2095 days ago||3762 views||1 time favorited||30 replies|
2095 days ago
This topic is in response to Jimthecarver's question on what to do with his Radial arm saw.
A few year back Craftsman did a recall on several models of their Radial Arm Saws. We own a used tool store and see these things come in all the time. They are a dime-a-dozen all across America. Nobody ever wants them, we can’t even give them away. But we found out about this recall and here’s the deal:
Somebody filed a class action law suit against Craftsman that deemed several models of their RAS “Unsafe” (imagine that) due to a faulty blade guard.
Depending on which model you own, their are two possibilities.Their is a blade guard upgrade kit available:
By sending them the motor, their is now way anybody could use the thing and get hurt. So after you do that, you take the rest of the body to metal recycle.
Either way you win. Free parts or free money. Can’t go wrong. Ok, so here is the link: Craftsman RAS Recall
Just type in the Model# and Serial# from your saw (usually on a silver sticker located on the base or stand of the saw). Then give them a call and they will walk you through it.
By the way, I have found that most models come up as “NO KIT AVAILABLE” so you will probably get $100.
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