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Harbor Freight Recalling 1mil. ChainSaws

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BOSTON - More than a million chainsaws sold at Harbor Freight Tools across the country have been recalled due to a serious injury hazard.

The company said the power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after its moved into the "off" position, posing the serious injury hazard to the operator.

The recall involves two models of 14-inch chainsaws sold under three different brand names.

The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand chainsaws have a green and black color scheme and "Portland" printed on the blades.

The Chicago Electric brand chainsaw has a red and black color scheme and "Chicago Electric" printed on the chainsaw handle.

All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard.

The model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the chainsaw.

The model numbers include:

PORTLAND: Model Number 67255 or 61592

ONE STOP GARDENS: Model Number 67255 or 61592

CHICAGO ELECTRIC: Model Number 67255 or 61592

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the chainsaws and return the product to a local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement.

Replacement units will be available starting May 21.

For more information, click here.




https://www.fox25boston.com/news/.../749710851
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If Harbor Freight is recalling something.....It must be really bad.
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Bump for evening lumberjacks.....

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Say.... goodbye to my little friend?
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HF stuff is sketchy at best. I can't even imagine how outright dangerous these chainsaws must be. wow.
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Bump for evening lumberjacks.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F...pp=desktop

<Clears throat>

IIIIII'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK, I work all night and I sleep all day!

Great, now the urge will hit me to sing that at work tomorrow.
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I don't really feel this way, but it almost seems like you get what's coming to you thinking that buying a chainsaw at harbor freight is a good idea
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<Clears throat>

IIIIII'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK, I work all night and I sleep all day!

Great, now the urge will hit me to sing that at work tomorrow.
Just remember not to wear your heels to work.
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Thanks for posting!
I know what fails there, that chinsy flimsy plastic bit on the knob that pushes the actual switch. It brakes off and normally the saw would not turn on. I had to fix mine already.
I guess it can get stuck pushing the switch and the saw will keep running all the time.
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Thanks, op. My dad owns one of those chainsaws and will be replacing it soon
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i live for this stuff
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