Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    McMinnville, Tennessee
    Posts
    1,022

    Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws

    I know a lot of turners use electric chainsaw to shape up blanks so I thought I would post this here. If this is not a good place for it, moderators feel free to move it.

    https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Ha...-Injury-Hazard
    Sid Matheny
    McMinnville, TN

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Brentwood, TN
    Posts
    650
    Thanks, Sid. I've been using this saw for about 5 years (last 2 years in a box, because the carbon brushes wore out and no replacements available). I'll re-assemble and take back to HF for a free replacement.
    Maker of Fine Kindling, and small metal chips on the floor.
    Embellishments to the Stars - or wannabees.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Griswold Connecticut
    Posts
    5,903
    Did they really sell 1,020,000 of these? ( affected units number from the bulletin.)That's a 25 million dollar +recall effort, if those numbers are accurate.

    I had no idea that electric chainsaws were that popular.
    "The first thing you need to know, will likely be the last thing you learn." (Unknown)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Asheboro,NC
    Posts
    123
    Thanks Sid, I've got the red and black one, I'll check the model number and take it back if it is one of the recalled one's.

    Jay

  5. #5
    Thanks for the update Sid. I'll take mine back for a replacement after the 21st of May.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    McMinnville, Tennessee
    Posts
    1,022
    I'm glad it has helped some folks. I try to keep updated on recalls.
    Sid Matheny
    McMinnville, TN

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Brentwood, TN
    Posts
    650
    I had to go to 2 different HF's to get a new replacement unit. Each store a whopping 2 units, and luckily I called at 10 am, and they said they'd hold one for me. I have not unboxed it but thanks again Sid. Great bonus for not pitching it in the trash 2 years ago.
    Maker of Fine Kindling, and small metal chips on the floor.
    Embellishments to the Stars - or wannabees.

  8. Thanks for the heads up. The local HF was out of stock, but expecting more tonight. They issued a gift card for the amount purchase and I will trade it for a replacement tomorrow....if I'm there early enough.

    Again thanks for spreading the news. Apparently many of us have that saw in the inventory.

    Tom
    Tom Hamilton
    Chapel Hill Turning Studio
    Douglasville, GA

    Have blanks, will trade

    Hoosier by birth, Georgian by choice.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •