2002 Recall of DW368 and DW369 Circular Saws

Safety Announcement: Recall of DW368 and DW369 7-1/4" Circular Saws

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, DEWALT Industrial Tool Co. is announcing a recall of its DW368 and DW369 7-1/4" Circular Saws (date code 200128-F through 200152-F). Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for the spindle on the saw to slip, causing the blade to contact with the lower guard, creating a possible risk of personal injury to consumers.


  1. Check the model number--Is your saw a DEWALT Model DW368 or DW369?
  2. Check the date code--If the date code* is from 200128-F through 200152-F, then it must be repaired.Note: If the date code is followed by an "X", your saw has already been repaired.

* The date code consists of 6 numbers followed by the letter "F" located on the bottom of the saw field case (see illustration above).

If your saw is included, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY. Call DEWALT toll-free for information about a free repair at 1-888-839-3559 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday Through Friday or contact and/or visit your nearest DEWALT service center. Please use our service center locator to find the nearest DEWALT service center in your area. If you have additional questions concerning this recall please visit our customer support website.