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Forum topic by Alonso posted 08-18-2009 11:12 PM 6401 views 0 times favorited 58 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alonso

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08-18-2009 11:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: r4511 recall notice

This apply to TS with manufacturing dates between CD0829 & CD0837 that were sold from January 2009 through July 2009

Please pass this notice along, and make sure to contact One World Technologies at (866) 539-1710 to schedule a free-on-site repair.

http://www.ridgid.com/Download/R4511_PR.pdf

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.


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#1 posted 08-18-2009 11:18 PM

Thanks!

just used it with a dado blade for the first time yesterday… YIKES! (but all went well)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-18-2009 11:22 PM

I use it mostly every day ( most of the times with a dado blade) so yeap!! I’m calling tomorrow AM. Don’t want to take any chances… :)

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 12:09 AM

OK,

The picture of a full staked Dado blade flying out of the table saw is definetively NOT an experience I would like to go through.

Please please any R4511 (manufactured on the recall dates) owners out there do not use your table saw with a Dado cutter, have your saw fixed so that you may continue to enjoy our hobby safely.

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#4 posted 08-19-2009 12:14 AM

Thanks for the heads up

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#5 posted 08-19-2009 12:18 AM

Anyone want to take a guess as to what country these are made :)

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FEDSAWDAVE

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 02:47 AM

Yeah, this is some type of surprise?

Recalled by “One World Technologies.” LOL

I think the late, great Paul Harvey used to state “This IS NOT one world!”

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#7 posted 08-19-2009 03:34 AM

I wonder if this is do to the lamination issue that someone reported last year. Basically the raw steel hand a fold in it when it was initially formed and broke on them.

Edit:
http://lumberjocks.com/Speednork/blog/7624

Steel city, but granite topped – so same factory.

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#8 posted 08-19-2009 04:38 AM

I’m not an advocate to “country X” or anything, nor do I really care where something is made, as long as it does what I need it to do. I’m personally very pleased with this saw – regardless of where it was made. and for the record, you can write a book about recalls that were made to american made cars – and I live right here in the states … so this is not a flame war – just stating the facts. ‘made in america’ does not necessarily mean anything except for the location of manufacturing.

don’t judge a book by its cover.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 08-19-2009 05:52 AM

I’m glad, it seems that my TS is not one of those on the Recall (manufacturing date CD0847)

Still I feel like I should call just to be 100% sure.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#10 posted 08-19-2009 12:42 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I know several people with this saw.

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#11 posted 08-19-2009 04:04 PM

for the record, you can write a book about recalls that were made to american made cars

True, but there are on average 4 times as many recalls for Chinese produced products as American produced products.

If you want to compare recalls in cars you would need to figure out where the component that caused the recall was produced, or if it was a design failure.

I’m shocked we haven’t seen Steel City issuing a recall as well. Same plant, same parts

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 08-19-2009 04:20 PM

marcb – as I stated.. I wasn’t trying to start a flame war on who’s been recalled more, just stating a fact and reminding everyone that pointing fingers in today’s global economy doesn’t really do any good anymore. I agree with you that parts are made everywhere, and there’s more to it than just “made in XXX”. – no. I don’t want to compare anything…lol. (doesn’t do me any good, I got better things to do with my time and energy)

I totally agree with you that it’s alarming that I haven’t seen any recall statements from Steel City, which is actually the original MFG that had to deal with this very same issue before Ridgid even introduced their (same) saw. – which only brings back my reason for going with Ridgid and NOT getting a SC saw…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 08-19-2009 04:29 PM

just checked on the Ridgid.com website where I have the saw registered – mine was also from the 47th week of production. phhhshew…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 08-19-2009 09:57 PM

I called Ridgid today as mine was one on the recall list. They said there wasn’t a service center willing to come to my house, so I could take it there, all 450+ lbs. or take it back to the store for a refund.

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#15 posted 08-20-2009 12:29 AM

Marcb,

I think the problem with the Ridgid is the same. Luckly my saw was made (CD0847) after the cuttoff date. And actually I feel better now reading that post about the the Steel City saw. I am feeling the manufacturing problem was corrected with the vendor before the cutoff date. I am kinda expecting there might also be a recall notice for the Steel City saw coming down the road.

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