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Posted on Ridgid TS3650 bought today for 274$ new

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#1 posted 11-28-2009 07:52 PM

Nice deal! The stock blade is suitable for construction work and high risk wood, but not for good furniture work. The 3650 will spin a full kerf combo or general purpose blade for most thicknesses, but full kerf will pose more strain in thicker materials than a good quality thin kerf blade…the full kerf blades are 33% thicker, and simply require more oomph for the same cuts. It’s important that the blade is not narrower than the splitter or the wood can stop against the splitter in the middle of a cut.

Be fussy about the setup and your blade selection…the end performance is largely determined by both.

I prefer the switch on the left where I can bump it with a leg to turn off. If it’s mounted on the right, you need to lean in the path of the blade to get to it. It’s really a matter of preference though.

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