DeWalt recalls almost 1.4 million miter saws because of safety guard defect

DeWalt has recalled nearly 1.4 million miter saws because the rear guard could break or come loose and injure the operator.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, from April 2019 to May 2022, approximately 1,364,000 of the three models saws were sold at Lowe’s, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon and Lowe’s for between $600 and $600 USD. 820.

  • The recalled models are – DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790. The date codes are 04 2019 to 04 2022.

The saws have a yellow body with black accents and the DeWalt logo. Only saws without a green dot on the nameplate or a black dot on the arm of the saw are subject to the recall.

“DeWalt has received 571 reports of breaking or loosening of the rear safety bar or components, including nine reports of cuts.” The defect can also cause projectiles to hit the user.

People who purchased the miter saws should contact DeWalt to receive a free repair kit or take their saw to a DeWalt service center for a free repair. Well-known buyers are approached directly.

For more information, contact DeWalt at 800-990-6421, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; or go to the website and click on “support” at the top of the page and select “security notices and recalls” from the menu.

DeWalt has recalled nearly 1.4 million miter saws due to a defect in the rear safety bar. Three models are being recalled. Shown is model DWS780.

DeWalt Miter Saw Recall

DeWalt has recalled nearly 1.4 million miter saws due to a defect in the rear safety bar. Three models are being recalled. Model DWS 779 is shown showing where the date code is located.

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