November 6, 1995


Release # 96-012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Porter-Cable Corporation of Jackson, Tenn. is announcing a recall to inspect and replace approximately 1,500 power tools. The electrical cord may not have been properly crimped inside the plug, and as a result, users could be shocked by exposed wires on the cordset plug.

The Porter-Cable tools identified with the potential problem are as follows:



Tiger Saw

24049 to 27983


Profile Sander

37515 to 40151


Cutout Tool

20503 to 20754


Circular Saw

172580 to 173973


Plate Joiner

227431 to 227768 and
227819 to 228381


Jig Saw

127677 to 127750,
128263 to 128774, and
129310 to 129392

The Porter-Cable tools listed above were sold nationwide during September 1995, through mail order catalogs, home centers, hardware stores, and industrial and construction supply houses. No other Porter-Cable products are involved in this program.

Consumers who own one of the Porter-Cable tools with the serial numbers listed above should stop using the tool immediately and call Porter-Cable at (800) 487-8665. A Porter-Cable representative will help consumers determine if their tool is part of this program, and if necessary, will arrange for a free repair or replacement.

Porter-Cable has received no reports of personal injury or property damage. The company is initiating this program to prevent the possibility of injury.