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Table Saw Product Recall

A table saw or sawbench is a woodworking tool consisting of a circular saw blade, mounted on an arbor, that is driven by an electric motor (either directly, by belt, or by gears). The blade protrudes through the surface of a table, which provides support for the material, usually wood, being cut.

As a human invented devices and a mechanical devices, table saw which is sold on the market is sometimes broken. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff who are  participating in voluntary standard activities for Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools (ANSI/UL 987)  provides performance requirements for table saws that include specific performance requirements for safety features such as blade guards and riving knives.

This safety standard usually used by the Table Saw manufacturer to design their products. However, there is numerous product recall happened since 2000:

29/04/08 DEWALT Laceration Hazard
Product Name DEWALT DW744 Jobsite Table Saws
Unit 13000
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.
Dewalt Table Saw
August 20, 2002 Black & Decker Risk of electric shock to consumers
Product Name Black & Decker BT2500
Unit 6100
Manufacturer Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc
Hazard The recall involves 10-inch table saws, made in Taiwan, with the model number BT2500 and dates codes 200128-CT through 200148-CT. The model number and date codes are located on a name plate on the front panel above the power switch. The saw is grey with an orange front panel. The name “Black & Decker” is located on the lower right hand portion of the front panel.
Black & Decker Table Saw
August 19, 2009 One World Technologies Laceration Hazard
Product Name Ridgid 10-inch Table Saws
Unit 3000
Manufacturer One World Technologies Inc.
Hazard The table saw’s arbor shaft can fail when used with a stacked blade set (commonly known as a “stacked dado set”), which is used to cut grooves. The stacked blade set can be ejected from the saw, posing a potential laceration hazard to consumers.
One World Technologies Table Saw
07/04/05 Sears Roebuck and Co Rip Fences
Product Name Table Saw Rip Fences
Unit 41800
Manufacturer Rexon Industrial Corp. Ltd.
Hazard The rip fence – a metal guide that keeps material being sawed from shifting side to side as it passes through the cutting blade – can come loose. This could result in kickback of the material being sawed and possible injury to the operator.
Sears Roebuck Black & Decker BT2500
December 6, 2004 Robert Bosch Tool Corp.
Product Name Skil® Table Saw Model 3400
Unit 120000
Manufacturer Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Hazard The blade drive mechanism may loosen or the motor can separate from the tool. Loosening of the blade drive mechanism can result in kickback of the item being sawed, resulting in possible laceration. Motor unit separation can cause the coasting saw blade to damage the saw wiring resulting in possible electric shock, or the separated motor could strike the user and cause injury.
Skil® Table Saw Model 3400