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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.