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(Fox 43 Pennsylvania)   Who saw this coming? More than 250,000 saws sold at Lowe's recalled due to staying on after you turn them off   (fox43.com) divider line
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2020-09-25 8:59:50 AM  
31 votes:
250K+ saws sold at Lowe's recalled, might not turn off

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oh no!  i can't find the off switch!
 
2020-09-25 9:01:36 AM  
13 votes:
There's that many electric chainsaws out there just from that brand?

The people who lived in my house before me had a plug in electric chainsaw.  It was a great idea until two trees came down across the driveway and power was out for a week.
 
2020-09-25 9:28:24 AM  
9 votes:
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2020-09-25 8:48:11 AM  
7 votes:
That is why I prefer Home Depot.
 
2020-09-25 9:34:10 AM  
5 votes:
How Tools Got Their Names
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2020-09-25 9:17:45 AM  
4 votes:
I've always been partial to Milwaukee and Makita, and now that I've said that, they'll all start breaking
 
2020-09-25 9:07:04 AM  
4 votes:

Michael J Faux: Anyone who has ever bought a Kobalt tool and has the ability to learn from their mistakes saw this coming.


Im sure HongKong Sunrise Trading warranties are as rock solid as the name they don't stand behind.
 
2020-09-25 10:22:19 AM  
3 votes:

The Third Man: Michael J Faux: Anyone who has ever bought a Kobalt tool and has the ability to learn from their mistakes saw this coming.

I was happy with the Kobalt utility knife I bought, but then it's hard to screw up a utility knife.


Famous last words...
 
2020-09-25 9:05:44 AM  
3 votes:

TheGreatGazoo: There's that many electric chainsaws out there just from that brand?

The people who lived in my house before me had a plug in electric chainsaw.  It was a great idea until two trees came down across the driveway and power was out for a week.


Lowe's probably uses the same Chinese manufacturer as Harbor Freight. But the difference is, with HF, not turning off is a feature.
 
2020-09-25 10:21:35 AM  
2 votes:
Somewhere between the saw's main stored power source and the barrel load junction there is a quantum actuator gap that allows just enough electricity to pass through the MOSFET tension gate, which then inadvertently energizes the secondary in-line capacitors, which finally leads to a dangerous chain reaction.
 
2020-09-25 9:15:34 AM  
2 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: 250K+ saws sold at Lowe's recalled, might not turn off

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oh no!  i can't find the off switch!


I don't think I've used a saw like that since I was a kid and I could never get it to work right.
 
2020-09-25 8:53:57 AM  
2 votes:
Great. Now we're not going to have enough to fight Corona Zombies.
 
2020-09-25 8:43:53 AM  
2 votes:
that is not a saw.
Saws are Orange or Green.
 
2020-09-25 12:20:42 PM  
1 vote:
You could say these saws will cause a ....
<puts on sunglasses>
Chain Reaction
 
2020-09-25 11:49:44 AM  
1 vote:
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Off switch?
 
2020-09-25 11:17:15 AM  
1 vote:

max_pooper: TheGreatGazoo: There's that many electric chainsaws out there just from that brand?

The people who lived in my house before me had a plug in electric chainsaw.  It was a great idea until two trees came down across the driveway and power was out for a week.

That's why you have a generator. I have transitioned to all electric lawn equipment. Electric motors require no maintenance and can sit in the garage all winter completely forgotten about and they start right up in the spring. It's much easier to keep one small engine up and running than a half dozen+.


Convert your generator to propane for maximum ease of use and storage.

/this message brought to you by Hank Hill
//propane
///slashies
 
2020-09-25 11:04:29 AM  
1 vote:
This is how the machine uprising start
 
2020-09-25 10:03:57 AM  
1 vote:

Greek: max_pooper: TheGreatGazoo: There's that many electric chainsaws out there just from that brand?

The people who lived in my house before me had a plug in electric chainsaw.  It was a great idea until two trees came down across the driveway and power was out for a week.

That's why you have a generator. I have transitioned to all electric lawn equipment. Electric motors require no maintenance and can sit in the garage all winter completely forgotten about and they start right up in the spring. It's much easier to keep one small engine up and running than a half dozen+.

In the last couple years, battery technology has improved to where that's actually feasible. 2 or 3 years ago, you'd pay like $500 for a 40v push mower with a piddling battery that lasted 20 minutes or so between charges and barely had enough power to mow grass that had only gone a week since the last mow. Now, $350 gets you an 80v self-propelled mower with plenty of power that will go at least an hour before needing recharged. Still a bit more than the gas powered equivalent, but no need to screw around with engine maintenance, transporting and storing fuel, remembering to either empty the gas tank or add fuel stabilizer to it in the fall, etc.



I just planted a crop in my front yard.  Corn.  Pissed off my neighbors, but we'll see who's laughing come harvest time.
 
2020-09-25 9:51:37 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-09-25 9:49:30 AM  
1 vote:
Oh so after the switch jams the saw is dangerous? Isn't that when you could get work done?
 
2020-09-25 9:14:44 AM  
1 vote:
Do you know what they do in China to people who complain about their saws eagerness to keep working?
 
2020-09-25 8:58:04 AM  
1 vote:

BafflerMeal: Great. Now we're not going to have enough to fight Corona Zombies.


Not having to hold the trigger down while you slash through those zombie hordes might be a feature, not a bug, actually.

Dumb trivia I remember: they removed the clutch in chainsaw they used in Texas Chainsaw Massacre so the chain would spin at idle.
 
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