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Drill began to smoke in the case

I had used the drill for several hours earlier in the day and had already put it back into the case. Normally I put this drill in the walk-in attic. Thank God that I had not that night. I began to smell a burning smell. I traced it to the drill. The trigger area was so hot that I could not touch it. THIS DRILL NEEDS TO BE RECALLED! I am sure that had I put it in the attic as I normally do my house would have been on fire that night.

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  • pctyson Oct 22, 2009

    So... Here's the logic:
    I idle my car for 3 hours (which it is NOT designed for)
    I take it home and park it in the garage
    It catches fire and burns the house down (hopefully no one dies)
    Then according to your logic I should have no recourse because I idled the vehicle for 3 hours.

    There SHOULD be a recall and I may just take it up with my states attorney general to see what he thinks. I no longer use the drill because it is unsafe.


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Frist of all .there is no recall by Kawasaki on this unit!!!!!!!!!, if anyone tells you that there wrong. There are two units soled, one is green and black. this unit is for small home uses only, and its not for sheet rocking and or deck building. The other unit made, is a Little tougher. but steel for home use only, that one, is the black unit and sliver. the problem is over use of the unit, and using it, for what it was not designed for. The company that makes this unit is coming out with A higher amp switch. The company is (All trade) please use the unit for what it was designed for. Now to clare fy I'm A kawasaki engine and power service center, along with over 82 Manufacture and hundreds of products. this unit is not warranted by kawasaki bit by ALL Trade. thank you, good luck

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    S Harlan Oct 22, 2009

    I have forward the same concern to my rep. And advised that thy should look into this ASAP. good luck


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I would strongly suggest that you get ahold of the manufacturer because there seems to be a lot of problems listed for this tool and the switch melting and burning, I dont know if it the battery or switch but I agree that is a potential hazard, if you get a site or phone number would you please forward to me, I haven't been able to find one yet. Thanks

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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    David Ford Oct 23, 2009

    depending on when this drill was manufactured and the batterys and charger I hate to disagree but there was a RECALL on the battery packs and some chargers and they need to look at the Consumer Safety Commission for this information. It is listed on the internet for both units.


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