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Ridgid TS3650 #2: Have It

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Blog entry by Carreiro posted 1512 days ago 1298 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a lot of running around this morning – drive clean emissions test, visit to Busy Bee, and appointment at Square One mall – I finally made it to my local Home Depot to pick up my bargin. It’s now sitting in my garage 3/4 of the way to being completely assembled. I’ll need to get it down off of my workbench with a little help from my brother tomorrow, but I think I’ll have it set up and running by the end of the day (keep your fingers crossed).

I’m looking forward to writing my review when it’s finally put together as I already have some comments on assembly and my discovery of the same saw at Busy Bee. I’ll try to keep that part of the review to a paragraph or two.

Carreiro Out.

-- Life is wider than it is long.



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MOJOE

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#1 posted 1511 days ago

I have the same saw, I think you will really enjoy it. To date, I fabed a zero clearance insert and purchased an aftermarket blade. With only these changes, it has performed flawlessly. Make sure you pay close attention to the trunion adjustments under the table. They are crucial to making the saw sut square to the miter slots.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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Rick

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#2 posted 1511 days ago

Carreiro:

Help me out here please. So you’re saying that Busy Bee’s “Craftex” which I THINK is their “House Brand” is the Identical Saw to Home Depot’s Ridgid TS3650, that you bought at Home Depot?

Curious because I also live near you (Aurora, Ontario), I spent some time on Busy Bee’s site yesterday, downloaded their Entire Catalogue and noticed that they have EVERY Manual & Parts List available for download as a PDF for ALL their Craftex Products.

Thanks: Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Carreiro

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#3 posted 1511 days ago

Rick

That’s why I visited Busy Bee, well for that and to see their hybrid; someone on Kijiji is selling a Craftex CT104 for $500 I was remotely interested in. Anyhow, the rep at the store verified the TS3650’s origin as a manufacturer in Taiwan. Their CT104 (which is on clearance in their Mississauga store) is also a product from the same manufacturer. I can’t comment Craftex quality, but would love to be able to review their line. In addition, many of the King line of tools are also from the same manufacturer. Now, it appears that King doesn’t carry the TS3650, but they do have their version of a contractor’s table saw, the KC-10GC/KRF-1025 that appears to have a similar housing to the TS, but the inner workings at a glance are very different.

At any rate, if you’re interested in the TS3650 with cast iron top or the TS3660 with granite top check out your local Home Depot. They want to clear out the TS3650’s to make way for the TS3660’s. Make sure you talk to a manager and not just a sales rep. They will lower their price for you and beat Busy Bee’s sale. Don’t pay more than $450 for either saw. Just try another Home Depot until you find a price you like.

-- Life is wider than it is long.

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#4 posted 1511 days ago

Carreiro:

Thaks for the info. I think you hit the nail on the head about they look the same outside but the important thing is what is INSIDE doing all the work!! I’ve seen that on here before …”It’s the Identical Saw!” UH HU??

I’ve been looking at the King Line for a while now. Sliding Compound Mitre Saw looks great and the price is almost to Low. So! I’ll probably swallow it and by the new Makita 10 inch.

OOOOPS! I did buy a King Benchtop Drill Press at Lowes for $150.00 I believe. You can probably see it in one of my Previous Posts on the Drill Press Table I made for it. NICE piece of Equipment, NO Regrets there.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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