Watch your fingers, kids. DeWalt has recalled 97,000 framing saws and 37,000 circular saws because the lower blade guard can fail to close, leaving the blade exposed and presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.
DeWalt has received four reports of the lower guard failing to close, including three reports of lacerations. One consumer received lacerations to the hand and two others received lacerations to the leg, all required medical attention.”
The framing saw was sold at major home centers and hardware stores nationwide from January 2003 through August 2006 for about $170. The circular saw was sold from May 2006 through September 2006 for between $380 and $800, depending on the kit.
Please for the love of Christ, if you have one of these saws… don’t cut your fingers off. Call DeWalt for a free repair. — MEGHANN MARCO
Model Numbers and Other Complicated Info [CPSC.gov]
DeWalt (866) 854-5214 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday