Hey, all. I realize this is an old thread, but I don't seem to have anywher
e else to turn with my question.
A friend just gifted me a working Craftsman 7 1/2-inch radial arm saw, mode
l 315.23743, but it's without the blade guard as it broke and neither the s
aw model number or the actual part number pulled from the users manual brin
g up that part ANYwhere, including the Sears part house(s). And at present
there are no listings on the eBay machine for this blade size.
Any suggestions for where to buy it?
On Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:15:47 PM UTC-6, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
ere else to turn with my question.
del 315.23743, but it's without the blade guard (the clear plastic cover on
ly) as it broke and neither the saw model number or the actual part number
pulled from the users manual bring up that part ANYwhere, including the Sea
rs parts house(s). At present there are no listings on the eBay machine for
this blade size either.
other brand fit it if I can't get the Sears flavor?
Value to whom?
Value as What?
email@example.com on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:15:41 -0800 (PST) typed in
rec.woodworking the following:
Unfortunately, you might have a complete orphan there. Sears
sold off the Craftsman brand, so you're probably out of luck.
May have to take up metal working in order to make your own
Next month's Panel: Graft - Boon or blessing?
Reading down the page I found this:
"Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a
publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory
recall ordered by the Commission."
Therefore, it would be wise to check out your second link
Emerson Tool will pay $100 for proof that you have disabled the saw if
it is on the recall list.
If one chooses not to disable the saw and sells it, 1) You are breaking
a law and, 2) You are probably leaving yourself open to a civil lawsuit
if the new owner injures himself and retains a smart attorney - and you
have anything worth taking...
Therefore, the best answer seems to be, the saw is worth $100 to
Jump on that offer.
You'll be hard pressed to find anyone to give you more than 50 bucks for
Since they stopped sending out the replacement parts for it, they're not
very good tools to own.
I got the replacement parts from the recall and mine is one of my
favorite and most accurate saws. But the thing was downright dangerous
before installing the replacement recall parts.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
That a government agency attempts to intimidate people with threats
does not mean that the threats have any substance. Read the law and
it's on about "the manufacturer or any distributor or retailer of the
product". Someone who owns the saw having purchased it from Sears is
certainly not the manufacturer or distributor and generally speaking
would not be regarded as a retailer (see the big flap about "the gun
show loophole" for an example of the effect of this distinction in
another area). If the matter really concerns you then pay a lawyer to
look into it. It will cost you more than the value of the saw though.
I did read the law, and I didn't see anything like that at all.
Looks pretty clear to me that it applies to individuals as well; where did you see language
that restricts that prohibition to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers?
Actually, I have a lawyer looking into it right now. It won't cost me anything, though, as the
lawyer is my son.
Just heard back from my son a few minutes ago.Here's his reply:
OK - so short answer is no, you can't sell the saw. For the other parts...
Application of ?any person? ? Yes, it applies to natural persons first and foremost. But in
some contexts, it certainly means not natural persons. A juridical ?person? only needs a
capacity to sue or be sued. So a corporation is a juridical person; so is civilly-forfeited
cash. Where any person is modified by ?for purposes of this section? it usually means to
include juridical persons, but it does not indicate either way by itself whether it is including or
excluding classes of persons.
Change in remedy ? I think the subsequent remedy is the sole remedy; it could also be that
they stopped making the blade guard. It also says remedy has changed, not alternative
Can you sell the saw? I don?t actually know, but I?m still saying no. If you want a real answer,
you need to talk to a federal consumer protection attorney. Pragmatically speaking, you will
spend more talking to an attorney than the saw is worth, and it?s tough to beat your already-
up-$100 position unless you can sell the saw for a lot more than I would pay for it =P
Wow! Makes one think twice about an individual selling a vehicle to
another individual. Having worked in the automotive industry for many
years I can tell you that most any vehicle that you can point at has or
will be the subject of a recall.
LOL just to name the obvious one.. I do not know how much has changed
since I worked at a dealership but it was not unusual for a vehicle to
have 2~3 outstanding campaigns/recalls when one drove up on the service
drive. Oldsmobile was pretty serious about the dealers checking for
outstanding campaigns on every Olds that came in for service, this is
whether the customer knew about a recall or not.
I recall the first year that the Ford Probe was introduced it had 50+
items that had to be checked and or corrected before the dealers could
sell them. Talk about rushing a product to market before checking all
the safety boxes.
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