Band saws, frequently used in home workshops, are prone to certain types of malfunctions that can cause injury or even death to users or bystanders.
Band Saw Risks
One common problem with band saws is that many models do not include a sufficient blade guard, and are often susceptible to having the saw blade break during operation, becoming airborne and potentially causing serious personal injury to anyone standing nearby.
Other potential risks include risk of electrocution and fire in certain faulty products. In one recent case, band saws manufactured by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp were recalled due to faulty switches that could become stuck and make the saws difficult or impossible to shut off. Another common problem with many consumer grade power tools involves issues with power outage protection, a simple but essential safety measure that is often overlooked by tool manufacturers.
If you or someone you care about was injured or killed as a result of a faulty or poorly designed band saw, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. The time you have to file a defective product lawsuit is limited by a statute of limitations, so it is important that you act quickly. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers will evaluate your case and advise you as to the best way to proceed.