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#4758633 - 05/16/18 10:13 AM Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws
pda1122 Offline


Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 260
Loc: Maine, USA
Quote:
Name of product:
Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 inch electric chainsaws
Hazard:
The power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after the operator moves the switch to the “off” position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.
Remedy:
Replace


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#4758779 - 05/16/18 12:44 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
nate95023 Offline


Registered: 03/05/09
Posts: 20
Loc: Nor Cal
Who's buying chainsaws from Harbor Freight? The only decent thing they sell there are moving blankets. Everything else is garbage.
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#4758784 - 05/16/18 12:48 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1743
Loc: Texas
Thinks , will have to look . I think my electric chain saw id from HF .
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#4758792 - 05/16/18 12:53 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4430
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
I'm surprised that there aren't a lot more HF recalls.

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#4758810 - 05/16/18 01:09 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
Zee09 Offline


Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 645
Loc: Tri State Conservative
Originally Posted By: pda1122
Quote:
Name of product:
Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 inch electric chainsaws
Hazard:
The power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after the operator moves the switch to the “off” position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.
Remedy:
Replace


Link


Good info- thanks
I think that every switch on everything HF sells from the beginning of time has been faulty smile
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#4758843 - 05/16/18 01:46 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: zzyzzx]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11495
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
I'm surprised that there aren't a lot more HF recalls.
Usually the H.F. products breaks before a recall need to be issued.
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#4758903 - 05/16/18 03:17 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
JustN89 Offline


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 515
Loc: DFW
Huh, I've never had an issue with anything I've purchased from HF. I'm aware of their reputation and I'm sure it's deserved, but I must just get pretty lucky!

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#4758947 - 05/16/18 04:19 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
sprite1741 Offline


Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 470
Loc: Idaho
I've wasted a lot of money on HF junk. I had one of those, it cut nice at first but then gave up like a lot of their stuff. I returned mine a while ago. Don't miss it and don't miss HF tools. Walmart, Cal-Ranch, Home Depot, and Lowes are within 1/2 mile of HF tools.
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#4758960 - 05/16/18 04:35 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
boom10ful Offline


Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 136
Loc: California
Thanks! The last one that I had helped me take down four 30 foot tall palm trees and a 12 foot tall tree in the backyard before it overheated and burned out. That one had an Oregon bar and chain I think; it was one of the red chainsaws. The current one that I have, which is the green ones, can't even cut a tree branch.

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#4758965 - 05/16/18 04:42 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30161
Loc: NY
There are certain things you don't buy from HF. High on the list is power tools. Not everything they sell is junk, there are a few things I bought from them that I am completely satisfied with.
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#4758975 - 05/16/18 04:59 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: nate95023]
raburn2906 Offline


Registered: 03/23/18
Posts: 56
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: nate95023
Who's buying chainsaws from Harbor Freight? The only decent thing they sell there are moving blankets. Everything else is garbage.

+1, it's like the 5 & Dime store of tools...
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#4759024 - 05/16/18 05:49 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: JustN89]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1743
Loc: Texas
You / we need to be aware of what you are buying & adjust your expectations accordingly .

Some of their stuff is bad , some average , some good . Over all , I think their quality has come up in the last 10 - 15 years .
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#4759428 - 05/17/18 05:41 AM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: WyrTwister]
RyanY Offline


Registered: 01/25/18
Posts: 120
Loc: South Carolina (SC)
Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
You / we need to be aware of what you are buying & adjust your expectations accordingly .

Some of their stuff is bad , some average , some good . Over all , I think their quality has come up in the last 10 - 15 years .


I shop there for a lot of things, like paint brushes, that are 1-time use...can't beat it! Also their sockets, etc are pretty good quality for the price. Now, I wouldn't buy them if my job depended on it, but for weekend use several times a year it is fine. I would avoid HF power tools like the plague, though.
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#4759814 - 05/17/18 12:16 PM Re: Harbor freight recalls 1 mil chainsaws [Re: pda1122]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1743
Loc: Texas
At my age , when I need tools ( particularly specialty tools ) , I may only use them one time , in the rest of my life time . Often HF tool is 1/2 - 1/3 the price of " name brand " tool . If it lasts 1 time , that is often all that matters .

Their wrenches seem to be pretty good . And some of their sockets & ratchets .
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