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Thread: Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws

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    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

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    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.
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    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)

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    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

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

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    I'm glad it has helped some folks. I try to keep updated on recalls.
    Sid Matheny
    McMinnville, TN

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