Concerning a Rigid TS2424

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Forum topic by Ripper70 posted 12-04-2015 03:55 AM 1483 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2015 03:55 AM

Hey All,

A local craigslister has a Rigid TS-2424 for sale that has caught my attention but there are a few peculiarities with the machine.

The saw is listed as having a new 1 h.p. motor, which one may welcome under most circumstances. However, the manual states that the machine is equipped with a 1.5 h.p. motor.

When I inquired about the motor being spec’d in the manual 1/2 h.p. differently, the seller stated that the motor that originally came with the machine was actually only a 1/2 h.p. and that it’s common for the motors to burn out after a few years.

That made me wonder that perhaps the saw is not a TS-2424. Also, the thing about the motors burning out, was something I hadn’t ever heard.

What do you all think?

Asking price is $250

Pics from the listing are below:

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 04:14 AM

The picture is definetly a TS2424. I have a Rigid TS2424 with the Hercules lift. It definitely has a 1.5 hp motor. I have had mine since ‘97 and bought it new. I think it is a good saw and use it all the time. It has handled everything I have thrown at it. The motor still runs great. I have replaced the factory fence with a Vega Pro 50. Read about it here.
Years ago, through my stupidity, I damage the arbor and had to replace it. Other then the arbor and fence it is all original.
The 1/2 hp motor would be severely under powered in my opinion. You could replace it…..
It is an older saw and I’m sure that if it needed parts they may be hard to find. However, I think that some craftsman parts are interchangeable, I think they were made by the same manufacturer.

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 04:18 AM

The 1/2 hp motor would be severely under powered in my opinion. You could replace it…..

As per the listing, though, it currently is equipped with a new, 1.0 h.p. motor.

Do you believe that a 1.0 h.p. motor would also be insufficient?

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 04:26 AM

I would keep looking.

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 04:28 AM

The motor has been replaced… they could have put anything on there, and there is nothing preventing them from putting on a different size than what was there from the factory. Maybe replaced it with a smaller motor to save some bucks and just get it running so they could sell. Burning up a motor in a few years though usually means either they didn’t properly maintain it and/or they abused it. It’s hard to kill an induction motor. I doubt it originally had a 1/2hp motor, and the seller probably meant 1-1/2 or was confused/doesn’t remember. OWWM rule #1 may be kicking in.


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#5 posted 12-04-2015 04:49 AM

Maybe for 100$. Max.

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 10:27 AM

The saw originally had a 1.5hp motor. He’s either incorrect about the 1/2hp claim, or he’s not the original owner, and someone else put a 1/2hp motor on it before he bought it. The current 1hp might be fine with good setup and the right blade, depending in part to how good the 1hp motor is, but I’d sure be inclined to offer less.

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 10:51 PM

Those are good saws, but that seems over priced, especially with a 1hp motor.

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#8 posted 12-05-2015 05:38 PM

The 2424 is a good saw that carries a lifetime guaranty, regardless of ownership, for manufacturers defects. Not sure what that means to a saw thats 15+ years old. And, for the record, that saw does not have a herc-u-lift. It does have an OEM ridgid mobile base, but it is not a hero-u-lift.
As for a 1 hp motor, my 113 c-man saw, which was built by Emerson electric for both Sears and ridgid, has a 1 hp motor and is perfectly adequate to whatever I need to do in my hobbyist shop. Just needed to make sure the right blade is used, the saw is aligned properly and the correct feed rate is used. Is rate it a buy @ 150 – 200.

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