Saw this today on Rigid's website:
Name of product: Ridgid 10” Table Saws
Units: About 3,000
Distributor: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: The table saw’s arbor shaft can fail when used with a stacked
blade set (commonly
known as a “stacked dado set” and used to cut grooves). The stacked
blade set can be ejected
from the saw, posing a potential laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: One World Technologies has received three reports
of shafts failing when
used with a stacked dado set. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Ridgid 10” table saws, model R4511.
The recalled saws have
manufacturing date codes between CD0829 and CD0837. The model number
date code can be located on a metal plate on the rear of the cabinet.
Products with an “Arbor
Inspected” sticker directly above the plate or an orange square on the
outside of the package are
not included in the recall.
Go to rigid.com to get more.
This is a WAY serious problem.
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