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DeWALT Power Tools Issues Important Safety Notice

On November 28, 2011, DeWALT Power Tools issues an important safety notice regarding it’s LARGE ANGLE GRINDER. The following information is directly from DeWALT’s safety notice:


DeWALT has identified a potential safety hazard with certain large angle grinder side handles. We are concerned that under certain circumstances a small number of side handles could exhibit a condition where the handle could break causing the user to lose full control of the unit. DeWALT recommends replacing all current side handles on the following DeWALT Large Angle Grinders in the field today. This notice includes side handles and tools purchased through our Service Division, Authorized Resellers/Distributors, and Factory Stores. Any Large Angle Grinder from the list below that has a manufacturing date prior to 2011-32 is affected by this safety notification. The manufacturing date code is marked on the box and engraved on the bottom of the grinder gear case in an 8 digit code the first 4 are the year and the next 2 are the week. The final 2 numbers are the plant. For example 2011-32-47.

The part numbers in question are as follows:

D28474W    7″ Large Angle Grinder 8000RPM

D28494S     7″ Large Angle Grinder 6000RPM

D28493N    9″ Large Angle Grinder 5000RPM

D28494N    9″ Large Angle Grinder 6000RPM

D28497       7″/9″ Large Angle Sander 6000RPM

D28499X   7″/9″ Large Angle Grinder 6000RPM

651858-00           Service Part Replacement Side Handle


DeWALT users and distributors can order replacement handles 1 of 4 ways:

1. Call 1-800-916-7004 M-F 8am-5pm Eastern time

2. Email the order form to [email protected]. Please use LAG Handle Request as the subject line in your email.

3. Fax the order form to 1-800-896-3084 for free replacement handles

4. Order replacement handles through your authorized DeWALT Service Center. For locations visit:


Large Angle Grinders currently shipping from our distribution center have an improved design handle and are not affected.

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