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01-26-2011 06:12 AM

OK, not every CL deal is good. About 6 months ago, bought a portable jobsite ridgid TS, the one that is attached to a dolly, I think it is TS2400 or something like that. It was in garage, home owner used, near new cosmetic condition. I bought it for 180.00. They sell for 499.00 at HD. I left my brain at home when I purchased it, and since it looked so well kept, I never had it plugged in. When I did finally use it on a job site, which was a while later, since most of my work is done in our shop, the motor acted strange, it would run faster, then slower and so forth. After using it for just a few minutes, I began to smell it running hot. Then, when I went to turn it on, nothing, the motor evidentally gave up. So, I have not done anything since then, I suspect the motor burned up.

E replacement online wants 299.00 for a replacement motor, which I think is a crazy price for a small induction motor. Is there any suggestions out there, such as rebuilding the current motor, maybe replacing the inner parts of the motor, maybe retro fitting some other motor inside of the housing??? Not sure, but thought someone might know something about this. Could the problem be something else besides the motor, I am only suspecting the motor at this time because of the symptoms I have described. But now the TS just sits there and serves me a reminder that some people are just not honest folks. Just a bitter taste to get burned like that. Any help is welcome.

On the bright side, the 180.00 I used to buy the TS, was sort of free money because I reconditioned an old Delta hybrid saw and sold it for a nice profit, making this jobsite TS pretty much free. And my reconditioning efforts on the Delta was relaxing and fun so I did not consider it work.



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#1 posted 01-26-2011 08:08 AM

Have you checked with Ridgid? They might surprise you with an affordable price on a new motor. Especially if your inquiry is accompanied by a photo of this “almost new machine”. Their customer service is very helpful.

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 08:58 AM

Small sinigle phase motors aren’t worth rewinding. Get a new one. Check with Grainger, they may have a better deal??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 01:55 PM

Grainger is very expensive

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 02:44 PM

Recently, I bought a Ridgid 6” Jointer off of CL. Your story made me think about, I never had the gentleman to plug in and run the tool before a loaded it in my truck. I got lucky as it seems to run great, but definitely reason to remember to be a little wiser in future.

One thing to think of, a lot of the Ridgid power tools, Ryobi and Craftsman power tools are made by the same company and many of them have interchangable parts. For example, many Ryobi and Craftsman cordless tools use the same batteries. That said, you may want to check to see if there is a Craftsman tool service center in your area. They may be able to check to see if a motor from a Craftsman saw will work in yor Ridgid saw. It’s worth a shot.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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