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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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PORTER-CABLE® announces a safety recall on the 890 Series Routers (Models 891, 892, 893PK, 894PK, 895PK and 8902). It may be possible, under certain circumstances, for the motor insulation to be abraded, creating a potential shock hazard. The model numbers and affected serial number ranges are:

Model Number Affected Serial Number Range
891 10001 through 24647
892 10001 through 68442
893PK 10001 through 68442
894PK 10001 through 24647
895PK 10001 through 68442
8902 10001 through 68442

Contact a DeWalt service center for a free motor exchange.

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Thanks for the information. I called Black and Decker and they informed me that this only applies to type 1 motors...the current 890 series are type 2's, which has eliminated the problem. (The motor type can be viewed on the top of the router just below the model #.
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Doug, that may be true for the motor problems, but there are a rash of other problems with these routers. click this link to read about them and the solution.

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Thanks for the information I am sure someone will benefit from it.

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