DeWalt Recalls 12-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saws
Purchasers of certain models should stop using the saw immediately and contact DeWalt to receive a free repair kit.
On August 4, 2022, DeWalt recalled nearly 1.4 million units of its 12-in. sliding compound miter saws due to reported injuries from a faulty rear safety guard.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade.”
The recalled miter saw models include DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790 with date codes between 2019 04 and 2022 04. Users who have one of these models can receive a free repair kit or get free repair from a DeWalt service center.
For more information on this recall and to contact DeWalt, purchasers can call 800-990-6421 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go online at www.dewalt.com/miter-saw-recall. Requests for repair kits can be submitted online.
Photo courtesy of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.