Ridgid TS2424 seems weak

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Forum topic by bobie posted 10-31-2016 11:51 AM 848 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2016 11:51 AM

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I recently purchased a used Ridgid TS2424 tablesaw. When I’m pushing wood through, it seems like I have to work hard and go slow. Sometimes with harder wood, or if I’m pushing too fast, the motor/blade will quite spinning and I have to let off some for it to get back to speed. I put a brand new Forrest blade on it and that helped some. But still a problem. The fence is aligned right. I’ve noticed maybe a slight wobble in the blade when it is coming to a stop. Sometimes I think I’ve heard a brief squeal when I power it on? Could there be a bad bearing? Could it be the arbor is bent? Or maybe the motor is just shot and needs to be replaced? Any ideas? And how would I check and fix this?

This is only my second tablesaw. The first one was a cheapo direct drive Craftsman. So maybe this is normal for a belt driven saw?



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#1 posted 10-31-2016 12:57 PM

Is the saw new? Is the belt slipping? Are you ripping with a cross cut blade?

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 01:33 PM

The 1-1/2HP motor on that saw is plenty powerful enough to handle most anything you can ask of it. You most likely have a belt that needs to have the belt tension looked at. Improper blade for the job is a possibility as is the feed rate that you are trying to saw the wood.

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 02:29 PM

Thanks for the replies.

The saw is not new. But I believe it’s in good shape. I’m not sure if the belt is slipping. When I get the blade/motor to stop it’s not like the motor keeps spinning and just isn’t grabbing the belt. I’ll check the tension though. What should the deflection be?
The blade I have is this one: Seems like it should be OK?

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 02:37 PM

Check the belt tension and pulley alignment. Double check the fence to blade alignment. Check that the splitter is aligned with the blade.

A good 24 tooth 3/32” thin kerf rip blade will pose less resistance….Freud LU87, Diablo D1024, Irwin Marples (<$30)....a 1/8” full kerf blade like your Forrest is 33% wider than a 3/32” TK, and adds proportionately more resistance. It helps a lot if the wood is flat and straight.

Be sure that the saw is wired properly at the motor junction box….that motor may be able to run on 220v or 110….if it;s running on a 110v circuit, be sure the motor is wired for 110v. If it’s wired for 220v, either run it on a 220v circuit or rewire the motor for 110v. Make sure the saw is getting ample power from the outlet. If there’s an extension cord, make it as short as possible, and larger gauge wire. It’s best if nothing else is running off the same circuit.

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