Ridgid TS3650 Trunions in r4512???

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Forum topic by cimarron posted 04-06-2017 04:23 AM 703 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2017 04:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw blade question

Hi all, this is my first post.

I have a ts3650 and love it. My first foray in cast iron. The only problem is “she who must not be named” cant stand the dust in the garage. I have seen the 4512 and really want the added dust collection feature. As everyone has pointed out in every thread about that saw, there is a good supply on the used market. Before anybody says it, I don’t want to do the DC customization on the cabinet

My question is, to bypass the alignment issue, can I put the trunion assembly into the 4512? Does anybody have experience with a conversion like this?

While im on the topic. Has anybody added the semi-solid wings from the 3650 to the 4512?

Lastly, what fence assembly is better?


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#1 posted 04-06-2017 04:38 AM

Cimarron, I am a Ridgid fan, but can’t answer your questions. Ridgid does have a forum site for ridged tools users, I have been a member over there for about 16 years. That is where you can get all the answers you need on changing or repairing your saw.

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 12:27 PM

I don’t know for sure, but they’re two different designs from two different manufacturers. I’m doubtful at best. You definitely add the wings….that might require some drilling of the cast iron, but it’s doable.

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#3 posted 04-06-2017 01:58 PM

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#4 posted 04-06-2017 04:30 PM

I don’t think its possible because the design of the 4512 that allows enclosed dust collection would not work with the external mounted motor. The internal mounted motor is integral to the trunnion of the 4512 and thus the dust collection feature is integral to the crappy trunnion design as well.

I would opt to enclose the base of the 3650 as best as I could, enclose the drive where possible and spend the money on a good dust collector. A few leaks can be offset by a bigger CFM collector.

I have a 21833 Craftsman (Same saw as the Ridgid R4512), and it is not perfect in the dust collecting department either. there are better designs out there for sure.

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 12:28 AM

Thanks for the replies.

One thing I forgot to mention is the motor hanging out the back. The footprint of the 3650 kinda sucks for storage.

I am thinking about picking up a used 4512 and trying it anyway. I’d rather spend the time making a frankensaw with a closed up cabinet then finagling with closing up the saw I already have.

Who knows, If I find a saw that doesn’t have the issue, I’d be happy with that too…

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