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Here, in China, I saw a really bargain (a DeWALT table saw model DW744). I googled and this is what I came across.

DEWALT Recalls Table Saws Due to Laceration Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: DEWALT DW744 Jobsite Table Saws

Units: About 13,000

Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.

Hazard: The pivot bracket on the saw can separate which can misalign the
blade and the fence and cause kick back. This poses a laceration hazard
to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: DEWALT has received one reported incident of the
table saw's blade misaligning. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the 10 inch DEWALT jobsite table saw
model number DW744. Date codes included in the recall are 200715 through
200740. The table saws are yellow and black. The model number and date
code are located on the name plate on the front of the saw. Table saws
with an "X" stamped on the name plate by the date code are not included
in this recall.

Sold at: Major home centers and hardware stores nationwide from April
2007 through January 2008 for about $500.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws
and contact DEWALT for the location of a service center to obtain a free
replacement table saw.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DEWALT toll-free
at (888) 742-9178 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at DEWALT: High Performance Industrial Tools and Accessories


After read this recall I deleted the opportunity to buy the machine.
Only my two cents for safety at the workshop.

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A timely warning, Alexis, that any brand may suffer from design faults.

One incident and no injuries? Not dated April 01 was it?.......

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If it was a really good deal price wise you could buy the saw and then contact Dewalt and get a new one.
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Interesting - as just last week I saw one or one almost identical while a contractor was working next door. I would be more concerned that with the supplied rickety/spindly stand and it falling over then the cheap appearing fence. Here's the 744X, and what it looks like: DEWALT DW744X 10-Inch Job-Site Table Saw with 24-1/2-Inch Max Rip Capacity - Amazon.com. Not a 79 pound saw I want, having a very hefty 200+ pound JET !!!

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I did a Google search and found the official DeWalt Recall. And, as you can imagine, there is always a lawyer willing to file a law suit for damages.
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I did a Google search and found the official DeWalt Recall. And, as you can imagine, there is always a lawyer willing to file a law suit for damages.

Bound to happen........

Wonder what the law says now that DeWalt have issued the recall and if some dumb, alcohol affected tradie continues to use the saw? I must go looking for a Chevy Vega? haha.

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Bound to happen........

Wonder what the law says now that DeWalt have issued the recall and if some dumb, alcohol affected tradie continues to use the saw? I must go looking for a Chevy Vega? haha.
....and again, that parasitic tort lawyer in the US, especially, will be the big winner.

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Hi Guys .......
Don't get too wound up that recall was from 2008 and only covered a batch not all that model saw...... if you run across that model simply look for the X after the date code and if everyone is shying away from it because of the recall all the better, the price should be low.



Dewalt is now owned by MAC tools who are owned by Stanley - Black & Decker. MAC tools in my neck of the woods has tool trucks running around selling auto mechanics their tool needs.
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Silly me, I usually check the dates.......

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Hi, Richard.

For me, the date does not matter. The point is if those table saws have been recalled why are they for sale in other countries? I knew about this just by chance. What if I take this to my garage without knowing the associated risk?

At this moment I am watching CNN news and they are talking about a recall of more than one million cars, produced by major manufacturers, due to problems with the air bag system. This is something to take into consideration. I think that nobody will buy one of those, one or two years later knowing that situation.

Hope none of us has one of these table saw at his/her workshop.

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