|Forum topic by Dadoo||posted 2370 days ago||1086 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
2370 days ago
I set my Porter Cable MAG 324 (circular saw) down on a sheet of plywood the other day and triggered the switch to make sure the power was on. It came back at me, twisting my right wrist to the left as it dug a 1” gouge in the plywood. No injury here except for the sudden awakening. I figured that I must’ve accidentally pushed the blade guard back allowing the blade to contact the wood when I set it down. Then a few days ago while at the Eye Docs office, I was reading a woodworking mag that posted the recall from Porter Cable. Only the MAG version of these saws are affected and the repaired ones will have a letter “T” stamped on the handle where the cable enters the saw. The recall is for a sticky blade guard that sometimes fails to close fully!
Mine has that letter “T” on it. Oopsie!
I’ll be more careful the next time and I’ll be watching that blade guard to insure it is working proper.
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!