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Posted on CL Ridgid TS 3650 , Whats a reasonable Price ?

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 02:10 PM

and still upgrade sometime down the road.

the 3650 is a really good saw capable of turning out the same quality work as a cabinet saw. you may find, like i did, that there’s no need to chase a cabinet saw. fine cabinetry isn’t out of the question with the 3650, provided it’s set up and used appropriately. the OEM fence system, with it’s one piece front and rear rails, doesn’t have the problems associated with the two piece front rails of both the 4511 and 4512. it might not be able to power through some materials as fast as a cabinet saw, but with the correct blade, there isn’t much it can’t do. it’s got a dual voltage motor, so if 220 isn’t part of your shop now, run it on 110v and convert it to 220 when that’s available in your shop.

if it’s in very good condition, and complete (miter gauge, fence system, splitter/blade guard, herc-u-lift), $350 might be a bit high, but not by much. i have two similar saws and kept them over a 10” unisaw i refurbished and subsequently sold. the herc-u-ifts on my two contractor saws just provided more mobility, which is necessary in my small shop.

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