2006 Safety Recall on Framing and Circular Saws

Safety Announcement: Safety Recall on 7-1/4" Framing and Circular Saws            

DEWALT Industrial Tool Co. is recalling to repair certain DW378G/DW378GT 7-1/4" Framing Saws and DC300 7-1/4" Circular Saws because the saw's lower blade guard may fail to fully close, leaving the blade exposed and presenting a risk of injury.

This recall to repair program involves only the following saws:

Affected Saws  Date Code Range Date Code Location 
 DW378G/DW378GT 7-1/4" Framing Saw
   200301 through 200637

 Bottom of handle, near power cord or on name plate.
*Saws with a "V" marked on the bottom of the handle, near the cordset are NOT affected.

 DC300 7-1/4" Circular Saw
 200601 through 200637
 Underside of motor housing.
*Saws with a "V" marked on the underside of the motor housing or under the handle, where the battery is inserted are NOT affected


If your saw is affected, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY, and call DEWALT tool-free: 1-866/854-5214 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday to arrange for a free repair.

Recall done in cooperation with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.