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Ridgid TS3650 #1: Found It

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Blog entry by Carreiro posted 07-08-2010 03:17 PM 1586 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been in the market for a new table saw for a while, but I haven’t
done much about it. Life has pulled me in different directions and
finding the time to think about a table saw purchase has been far from
important. However, recently things have changed. With the birth of my
first child I’ve been thinking about all the things that I would love
to build for him, so that spurred on my quest to upgrade from my
Skill
to something a little more stout.

I’ve contemplated the General Star at
$1400 and even ventured to Kijiji for something used, but found
nothing I liked. I then came across the Cantek, and at $1400
F.O.B. from B.C. I was almost sold. Then read numerous review on the
Ridgid TS3650
and found that most customers were happy with their purpose. So I
headed on over to my local Home Depot and noticed they had an older
cast iron table top TS sitting on a shelf. I inquired and soon found
out that it could be cleared out because it was missing the second box
with the fence. Having worked them down from $450 to $300 I’ve decided
to purchase it, but that leaves me with no fence.
After doing some research and discovering that Accusquare, a reputable and quality manufacturer, was located here in Ontario I decided to give
them a call to see if I could fit their fence on my TS3650.
Fortunately I can.

When I get this puppy together with my aftermarket fence I’ll need to
post a review. I’ll also be revamping my garage and sacrificing my
parking spot for a home workshop. I’ll keep you posted – as best I can
- on all that changes. In the meantime, if anyone has decent plans for
creative and handy jigs for my new saw let me know. Also, if you’re a
TS3650 owner and have made modifications to the saw, I’d love to hear
about your tricked out TS.

That’s all for now, and my first blog.

-- Life is wider than it is long.



3 comments so far

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Kerry Drake

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 03:50 PM

Good for you, I have this saw and I love it.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

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MickeyGee

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 03:59 PM

I’d heard that this saw was getting the price slashed down in the states – I was thinking of doing a bit of border jumping to pick one up, but 300 bucks!!! Man oh man, great deal – I’ll be interested to see how your review goes. Thanks for posting!

-- -- Mike

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Rick Boyett

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 04:05 PM

The TS3650 is an outstanding saw.

I still find guys selling them on Craigslist for as much as $450.

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