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Forum topic by sneakers posted 11-26-2015 03:25 AM 703 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2015 03:25 AM

So excited just picked up a saw I have been interested in for some time, turns out its the original owner, he picked it up 5 years ago and never used it, well he said he cut 5 boards at max… Manuals, all attachments and a new router with bits etc. The guys at work saw it and couldn’t believe it wasn’t a new saw… He lost one part, the miter fence holder and one wrench, but he is looking for them, really nice guy I hope he finds them or I will pick them up online. I will add some pics later its freezing here and I just put it in the garage, which is a little messy :)

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 12:54 PM

Congrats! I was able to get replacement parts for mine pretty easily. I’m sure you’ll get years of service from it. I put a thin plywood panel in the saw base to limit sawdust and a mobile base on mine.

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 04:11 PM

Check out bt3 central. They have a wealth of info on that saw. It’s a unique system that can do a lot.

Congrats and enjoy!

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#4 posted 11-27-2015 07:51 AM

I had one of those for 3 or 4 years, and liked it quite well. For one thing, it was quite versatile with its sliding rails and sliding miter table. And it’s the only 10 inch saw I know of that can cut a 4×4 in one pass. Of course, if you did much of that, you’d probably burn out the universal motor eventually. The belt is a cogged belt, so you have to get the belt from Ryobi if you ever need to replace it.

I did sell it, and replaced it with an older Unisaw that I found on CL. But if I ever have to downsize, I might go back to a BT3100. It’s a better saw than the BT3000, because it has a 15 amp motor rather than 13 amp. There is a users’ group for people with those saws that would be worth checking out.

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