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Offline Packard

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DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« on: January 27, 2022, 09:17 AM »
DeWalt is recalling their electric chainsaw.  Apparently, it can start to run even when the switch is in the "off" position. 

Intimidating.

Scary.

In any case, if you have one, stop using it.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/DeWALT-Recalls-18-inch-Corded-Chain-Saws-Due-to-Injury-Hazard


Offline leakyroof

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2022, 11:04 AM »
Well that could ruin your day in a hurry..... [eek] [eek] [eek]
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Offline Packard

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2022, 11:09 AM »
Yeah, you plug it in and all of the sudden the chain is running amok.  I wonder how that got past the quality assurance professionals in Mexico.

Maybe they were upset about "the wall".

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2022, 11:28 AM »
One more reason not to leave batteries in any cordless tools when not in use.
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Offline JINRO

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2022, 11:52 AM »
Oh darn, it's scary. I had this saw and couldn't cut anything but a small branch. It was so under-powered. Returned it.  Now I'm glad I did.

Offline batmanimal

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2022, 11:53 AM »
I made the mistake of scrolling through the site’s homepage a little. This recent gem is a recall for a brad nailer that “involuntarily” discharges at random  [eek]

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Hart-Consumer-Products-Recalls-Nailers-Due-to-Injury-Hazard-Sold-Exclusively-at-Walmart

Offline Packard

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2022, 12:22 PM »
I made the mistake of scrolling through the site’s homepage a little. This recent gem is a recall for a brad nailer that “involuntarily” discharges at random  [eek]

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Hart-Consumer-Products-Recalls-Nailers-Due-to-Injury-Hazard-Sold-Exclusively-at-Walmart

It says it was made in Vietnam.  Probably the Viet Cong exacting revenge. 

You might kind of expect this sort of thing from a no-name manufacturer.  But it would be nice to think that DeWalt would exercise some discipline when buying and reselling products.  I would expect them to fully test the products instead of saying, "Hey, this looks nice and the price is good.  Let's sell it".

Offline mino

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2022, 03:26 PM »
This is the problem of the "safety-at-all-costs" electronic switches to ensure NVR etc.

They have transistors and diodes and those things can not only go poof, but also have unforseen interactions while dying but not-dead yet etc.
This means that ensuring "the switch is off before plugging-in" is no longer enough, actually it is harmful as it creates a false sense of security. The only safe way these days is to learn to hold the tool securely any time one is plugging it in. Ah yeah, and do not leave bats in the tools with protruding blades and such.

In the old times there was a physical switch while it would possibly stay powered if had a mechanical lock engaged. But there was no way the tool would "power itself" if it was not under power the last time it was plugged ...
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Offline StanB

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Re: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2022, 02:08 PM »
One more reason not to leave batteries in any cordless tools when not in use.

DWCS600 is the corded version, but stated logic still applies.
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