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05-16-2019 08:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: power tools saw miter saw recall

Wondered if anyone could shed any light on alleged recalls of sliding miter saws. Noticed lately that almost every model had disappeared from Lowe’s stores. Checked four stores in two states. Someone said they were being recalled, but no details. Also, previously noticed that major manufacturers and resellers seem to be pushing larger models, 12 in and up, while 10 in models get harder to find. Any light shed on these two issues would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 05-17-2019 04:02 AM

My Lowe’s store in Salina Ks., has several different models in stock with various numbers of each. Several different brands, so I guess the problem must be in your area. I was just there and nothing was mentioned when looking at some of the new models. Mel

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#2 posted 05-17-2019 05:53 AM

Was just running around between Lowes, and Menards locations, and both of them were fully stocked. Maybe your store is closing? Didja notice any 50% off everything signs?

Did this as a Goofle, “sliding miter saw recall, May 2019” Only hit I got was your post here, There are some back from 2010, 2011. I didn’t even open them.

Local not having any on their shelves smells of store closure.

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 07:29 AM

Ask Lightweight she is the best expert I know of on these matters and is usually across these recalls.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 05-17-2019 02:33 PM



My Lowe s store in Salina Ks., has several different models in stock with various numbers of each. Several different brands, so I guess the problem must be in your area. I was just there and nothing was mentioned when looking at some of the new models. Mel

- mel52


Hi Mel, Hays Kansas here. I have been to the Lowes in Salina many times. A nice store. I also really like the Menards. Helpful staff and a big selection.

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#5 posted 05-17-2019 11:18 PM

VIsited Home Depot today, found some models out of stock and unavailable. Staff told me they are awaiting “the new product lineup, from ALL the manufacturers.” An annual event apparently.

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#6 posted 05-18-2019 03:39 AM

Knotheadwilly, I live in Hill City and shop in Hays , and Salina frequently. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 05-19-2019 07:09 AM

tools being recalled?

Asked my son who works for the BORG, maybe this will help?
He says many things get ‘recalled’ for different reasons:

Most common recall is when OEM is pushing through a major change, like in the look of retail packaging, or major model number changes.
Corporate has sale to clear out as much stock as possible, and then everything left is shipped out somewhere after defined stop sale date. Usually new model tools show up about a same time as ‘remove from sales floor’ date. But if things get wacky at warehouse, they can go a few weeks without tools to sell.

Will spare the long post with details, but often the returned tools are auctioned off as surplus assets, or they are sold to folks like overstock.com for disposal. These can bring some killer sales if you know when and where to look.

Best Luck finding what you want!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#8 posted 05-19-2019 01:06 PM

Look at CPSC.gov for recalls. I am signed up for the recall e mails, and have not received one for any sliders.

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#9 posted 05-19-2019 03:30 PM

I’m thinking the “recall” you are hearing about may be the Hitachi/Metabo merger and subsequent name change on the tools. Most of the Lowe’s stores are going through a reset of the tool department to include the Craftsman line along with the Metabo HPT line. Other than that I have noticed no real difference in tools available.

George

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#10 posted 05-19-2019 03:41 PM



I m thinking the “recall” you are hearing about may be the Hitachi/Metabo merger and subsequent name change on the tools. Most of the Lowe s stores are going through a reset of the tool department to include the Craftsman line along with the Metabo HPT line. Other than that I have noticed no real difference in tools available.

George

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Yes i was going to mention the Hitachi rebranding.

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#11 posted 05-19-2019 05:37 PM

Care must be taken when using the name Metabo. Around 2004 they restructured, and production had been all German. They bought a place in Shanghai. March 1, 2016 Metabo was acquired by Hitachi Koki, part of Hitachi Group. The Hitachi Group sold Hitachi Koki in March 2017 to HK Holdings Co., Ltd., an entity of the investment firm KKR.

Some tools are still in Germany, very expensive tools. The Metabo HPT, which is not their finest. Yet another example of a once great company name, placed on junk tools. Delta, Porter Cable…....

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