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Forum topic by kimnick posted 08-23-2009 06:19 PM 4911 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2009 06:19 PM

RIDGID R4511 TABLE SAW RECALL – LACERATION HAZARD – GO HERE

OFFICIAL RECALL NOTICE

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09311.html

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

RIDGID FORUM
http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27600


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#1 posted 08-23-2009 08:00 PM

Hum.

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#2 posted 08-23-2009 08:10 PM

thanks

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#3 posted 08-24-2009 07:06 AM

I think you mean the R4511.

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#4 posted 08-24-2009 11:16 AM

A little clarification. The recall specifically provides a range of production dates this applies to. I know there were some issues early on with mismatched granite and finish issues. Hopefully the folks who were paying attention to the production dates for the “appearance” issues will take note if their saw falls into the date span for this more critical concern.

I can’t imagine a couple layers of a stacked dado set flying free from the arbor!! YOWSA!!! If you survived intact you would definitely have to go change your shorts!

I’m glad my saw was built later in the run so I don’t have to deal with the hassle (CD0921). It does seem like Ridgid is trying to do right by the owners by going to them to make the repairs. I just hope there are no more injuries.

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#5 posted 08-24-2009 01:29 PM

Brent McAloney, corrected typo, Thanks.

Also, Durnik150, is your arbor nut (holds blade(s) to arbor) feel as though it is oversized for the threads of the arbor? I have several different saws, and others in the past, which the nut threads and the arbor threads mated precisely. But, my father in laws R4511 arbor nut is very lose, sloppy, before tightening down.
Date code CD0838.

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#6 posted 09-03-2009 04:35 PM

Is this only for the Granite top rigid saws?

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#7 posted 09-03-2009 04:56 PM

Thanks for bringing this up- it has been advertised on this site several times already – but the more the better when safety is involved in case anyone missed the previous posts. so far Ridgid/HD has taken care of everyone with the problem so it seems with a stepped up service. my saw is not in the recalled MFG dates, but it seems your father in laws’ is – I recommend he contact Ridgid to get this resolved ASAP.

NOW – some clarifications are due to calm people down a bit.

although this IS a safety issue, and SHOULD DEFINITELY be addressed. the idea of flying dado blades in the shop is completely unrealistic.

1. the part in the shaft that is at risk is at the EDGE of the arbor – not where the blade is, sure, it will cause the nut to come off, but the blades will stay on the arbor (also leads to #2:)
2. the laws of physics – rotational forces applied will pull the blade INWARDS toward the shaft pully direction – not outwards away from the arbor, and most definitely not out of the saw (upwards) – so even if the shaft breaks, the blades will not be ‘flying in the shop’ at least not based on physics as we know it today.

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