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"drillmaster" Cordless Drill 3/8 " 18v Ser. # 370471327 Item #68239 made in China, Sold by Harbor Freight Inc.
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HARBOR FREIGHT SALVAGE CO.    
Drillmaster
Item # 68239
370471327
 
 
Harbor Freight Inc.
New Hampshire
6/13/2012
I had been using my cordless drill for 45 Mins. or so at my camp in Maine. I set the drill on a counter and left the room for 5-7 Mins. when I returned I could smell smoke and found the the cordless drill was billowing smoke and melting. I took the drill outside and disconnected the battery and the drill cooled down. The trigger was melted and the grip was melted.
I'm sure if I had not returned when I did the drill would have caused a fire.
I do have pictures of the drill and I have contacted the store where I bought the drill.
10/10/2014
Other Public Property/Office 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
67 years
Yes
N/A
N/A
I saved the drill and brought it home. I emailed Harbor Freight. They called me and inquired about damage/injuries. They also told me not to leave the battery in the drill and that they had no problems with this drill.
Yes
N/A
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