Rigid TS3650 breakdown for transport Q's

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Forum topic by rlrobinhood posted 06-05-2012 06:03 AM 1565 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2012 06:03 AM

Hi all,

I bought a Rigid TS3650 saw from a family friend. Originally, I was told it was a R4512, but I think the TS3650 is probably a better saw, so I’m pretty excited.

Anyways, the saw is about 500 miles away and I’m going to go get it in the next couple weeks. I have a Toyota Tundra (new model with the 5’ bed) with a topper. The saw should fit in footprint wise, but I’m a little concerned about the height. Do the legs come off easy like on other contractor saws? Any other ideas on how to get it in easily?

Thanks all.

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 07:36 AM

I have a TS3650 and the legs come off with a few bolts, and if needed the mobile base can also be taken off the legs to shorten it even more.. you should be well pleased with it if its a 3560, I love mine..the mobile base works great and I have a small shop so when I need the saw I usually have to move it out of the corner into the middle of the shop. the base makes that a breeze.. good luck with the move, you should have no problems getting it in the truck.. just make sure the bed is level and true before you use it.. may need to be readjusted after bouncing down the road for 500 miles.. have fun.. just noticed bottom of your post.. two people should have no problem loading that into the bed.. its heavy but not that heavy,, I had no problem moving mine with the help of one other person..

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 08:55 AM

You can unbolt the legs from the saw cabinet. You can also unbolt the motor, fence, and the wings to make the top portion easier to handle.

Check the alignment when you get home, and put a good blade on it….enjoy!

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 02:58 PM

Did you think about turning it upside down on a pad and transporting it that way? I also have a 3560 and if I would need to transport it cross country I would do it that way. Just strap the motor so it dosen’t flop around plus strap the saw so it doesn’t slide around. Just my 2 cents

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 07:46 PM

those are all great suggestions. disasembling major sub assemblies will enable you to move it more safely and afford you a familiarity with the saw that you don’t yet have. the 3650 is a great contractor saw. treat it well and it will be all the saw you will ever need.

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 10:47 PM

I moved my 3650 from Ohio to Florida, plugged it in and went to town. No problem.

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 10:48 PM

I agree… transport it up side down. When I assembled mine I assembled it up side down and then got a guy to help me stand it upright.

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 11:00 PM

Jim, I did the same thing. I don’t think he would have a problem hauling it that way if he wanted to.

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#8 posted 06-06-2012 03:15 AM

Sounds good. Thanks all for all the suggestions and advice. I can’t wait to get it, but it probably won’t be for 3-4 weeks. Luckily, he lives by my parents so I can get to visit with them too. Thanks again and have a good remainder of the week.

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#9 posted 06-06-2012 09:19 AM

Just sold mine. Unbolted the base, pulled the motor and flipped it over in an Explorer. Took about 10 minutes to do, fit fine.

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