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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 10:48 PM

Joseph,

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

I bought a BT3000 17 yeas ago, as a second TS to my Unisaw. It has 2000 plus hours on it and still running great.
It is however, a little under powered when it comes to ripping 2 inch and thicker hardwood but, that being said, it’s just fine for most 1x lumber, and I use thin kerf blades on it.
The arbor will not accomodate a stacked dado blade set.

If I had seen the comments recently posted here on LJs, back then, I may not have bought it, but for what I’ve used it for, a lot of job site and trim work, I have no regrets.

As Michael stated, it may just need a new cord or switch, if the arbor spins freely.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.


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