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ryanl

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03-05-2018 01:16 AM

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I found this Ridgid table saw available and am wondering if it is worth $200. I know there are some issues with the blade staying square and true. Any thoughts?


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01ntrain

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#1 posted 03-05-2018 01:24 AM

Do some research here for tell-tale signs of the trunnion issues. If I remember correctly, there is a certain number that is stamped onto the trunnion where it was supposed to be remedied. If that thing has been sitting in storage for awhile, it could possibly be one of the non-updated saws. Ridgid was really cagey about issues with that saw, and I’m not even sure that they ever actually admitted a problem. Other than that, $200 is pretty do-able.

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 01:24 AM

Hang on a bit and I’m sure Rich (aka woodworm1962, rantingrich, garbanzolasvegas, etc…) will come along and fill you in, as you have used his secret trigger word (Ridgid) :)

Until then, here is a sneak preview: I HAVE HAD IT WITH RIDGID and YET another RIDGID issue

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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CaptainKlutz

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 06:40 AM

You didn’t state model number?

Have been using a Ridgid TS2424 as primary saw for 15+ years.
Using my 2nd one now, after selling 1st one due a regional move. Solid tool with less issues than most contractor saws. If it has optional $100 Hercules mobile base under it, you will not find a better mobile base. Emerson made both Ridgid and several of Craftsmen line of table saws, and most parts are easy to find if something is broken.
If it has decent blade, no motor or arbor wobble issues, and Hercules base; hard to get a better saw for $200?

Some complain the fence does not stay square to blade, but I learned that Ridgid fence out of square issues are related to how the fence clamps to both front and back rail. You must make sure that both rails are perfectly straight and parallel. The front rail is heavy extrusion and stays flat easy. The back rail is not as thick and you can make it uneven when you bolt it to an uneven back. I fixed the out of square/flatness issue on my current saw with a $10 piece of 1/8” thick angle iron and few shims placed under the back rail. It now stays flat over entire length and even have a horizontal lip used for mounting a fold up table to catch cut off’s. :)

Best Luck.

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woodworm1962

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#4 posted 03-05-2018 01:52 PM

How presumptuous.!!!!!


Hang on a bit and I m sure Rich (aka woodworm1962, rantingrich, garbanzolasvegas, etc…) will come along and fill you in, as you have used his secret trigger word (Ridgid) :)

Until then, here is a sneak preview: I HAVE HAD IT WITH RIDGID and YET another RIDGID issue

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


-- No one likes the truth...

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#5 posted 03-05-2018 02:58 PM

What model is it? I have the 3650 and I have no complaints at all.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#6 posted 03-05-2018 04:38 PM

+ 1 to Klutz & gwilki,

I’ve got the TS3612 with the TS3650 fence assembly, (floor model with damaged rails & a VERY nice tool manager at HD when I bought it for $350) I would love to justify a bigger nicer saw, but have been very capable with my Ridgid, and it’s dead nuts accurate. Check my projects, they’ve all been made from rough lumber on my Ridgid saw.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#7 posted 03-07-2018 12:37 PM

My R4511 is the bomb! Love the granite top!

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 01:35 AM

I sold a 3650 after 10 years of use and I wish I had kept it as a second table saw. It is a fine piece of equipment. If that is the model you are looking at, take a close look before you decide to walk away.

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