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slopjock78

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07-26-2012 11:05 AM

hello all.

i have found a used Ridgid 3650 table saw close to me on craigslist and was curious of its value. i have not yet went to look at it, but by the picture it appears to be in good physical condition. Paint is still good and no rust to be seen. But thats all i get from the picture so far. The guy is asking $325, down from $400 a few weeks ago. What do you guys think is a fair price if the saw turns out to be as nice as it looks?

thanks


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knotscott

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 11:10 AM

I’ve seen them go for less, but I think $325 is still reasonable if it’s in good shape…$400 is too much, and goes along way towards a new R4512 or similar. The idea is to get the best saw you can for your money, and I’d think the TS3650 would be a likely candidate at the current asking price. You could always offer $275 to $300, but I’d hesitate to let a good saw slip through the cracks over $25. $250 TS3650 deals are great, but not always available….the old “bird in hand” adage comes to mind.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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toolie

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 02:15 PM

3650/60s are really good saws. and anything around $300 is a good price. +1 on the previous comment about not letting a good saw slip away for a nominal amount above what you think it might be worth. if it’s complete (splitter, blade guard, miter gauge and fence), i’d second the $325 as a good price comment.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 02:24 PM

First let me say I have one and love it. I see them pop up on Craiglist from time to time in the $400 range. They don’t last long at that price so I’d say $325 is a deal. Again, assuming everything is present and the saw is in good shape.

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slopjock78

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 06:15 PM

thanks for the replies guys. I usually check craigslist at least once a week, however due to vacation and starting a new house remodel, havent checked in over a month. which is exactly when this guy first posted this saw for sale. So yes, i was shocked when he emailed me back that the saw is still available. I’m going to look at it this afternoon and will post an update with how it turns out.

thanks again

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ToddJB

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 06:55 PM

I just bought one of these last night on craigslist. For you folks that own one, I have a couple questions.

The fence rails do not have the end caps. Do the end caps stop the rip fence from being able to be slid off, or are they just decorative?

Also, there are a few pop/beer can marks on the top, any suggestions for cleaning the cast iron top?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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syenefarmer

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 08:53 PM

The end caps are indeed just decorative. As for the can marks, a Scotch Brite Pad and some WD40 should take care of them. Go back to the seller and give him a good Gibbs’ Slap on the back of his head for putting cans on his saws top in the first place.

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ToddJB

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 09:07 PM

Thanks. He let it go for $175 and that’s the ONLY nit picks I have. I imagine if he realizes his error that will be slap enough.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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toolie

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 11:57 PM

toddjb….....super buy. as i’m still kinda new to the LJ community, do you guys award “you sucks” for great buys like this one? cause $175 for a complete 3650 in ngood shape is a really gloatable price. congrats and enjoy.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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cutworm

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#9 posted 07-27-2012 01:24 AM

I’ve got the 3660. 5 years from now it won’t matter – 250 or 300. The saw will last years. Just keep something on the top to protect it. I wipe mine off with wd-40 from time to time. Check the blade shaft for play. If it’s ok I’d say buy it. I read an article on Fine Woodworking that rated it as the top contractor saw.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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cutworm

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#10 posted 07-27-2012 01:31 AM

Let us know what happens. Wave 2 100’s and a fifty under his nose. He’ll bite.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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bugz

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 01:33 AM

I have one and bought it new, super saw for price 399.00. I also picked one up on craigs list for 250.00 for my son. I have run a thousand board feet thur it, love it.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 07-27-2012 01:33 AM

I have had one for maybe 4 or 5 years and also like it. $300 for a saw that will handle most, if not all your woodworking needs is probably a great value. Having said that, I am still and cheapskate and would try to get it for as little as possible, but the value is there for sure, good luck and update us with pics if you get it.

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cutworm

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#13 posted 07-27-2012 01:36 AM

If you get it go by Lowes and get a CMT 50t combo blade for it. They have all their CMT blades on clearance – dirt cheap but they are going fast. I put one on my saw a few days ago and man what a difference. I was still using the blade that came on it. Good luck.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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slopjock78

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#14 posted 07-27-2012 03:17 AM

well i ended up getting it. offered him $300 and he asked for $310, he was a nice guy and appeared to have taken care of the saw, so i gave it to him. though that was a fair price for a nice saw. it came with everything it came with new from what i can tell. it actually started to sprinkle as soon as i got in the driveway at home, so grabbed a tarp and covered it until i got help to unload it. which is no small feat getting it into/out of my superduty. getting it into my basement took just a bit more then i was expecting. had to take the motor off the back to get it down the 5 steps into my split foyer basement.

Once i got it down there, first thing was to clean it off the best i could and get a good coat of wax on the top. next thing was to take off the ORIGINAL ridgid blade and put on my freud 50 tooth rip blade. i really think that was the first time that ridgid blade was off the saw. but once i got the freud on there, tested it out and it cut just as slick as I was hoping! the blade, fence and mite slots line up as close as i can measure them. Next thing was to see if my outfeed table would work (the outfeed table designed after the one from the woodwhisperer…). it was made to line up with my dewalt jobsite saw, DW744x i believe (which is the saw this is replace). so now that very nice jobsite saw will only be used for what it was originally made for, the jobsite….... anyhow, the outfeed table was about 1” too short, so had to make some leg extension for it, which took me about 10 minutes. after that, looks just perfect!!

thanks for all the advice guys! this is the saw that i’ve been trying to find for at least 6 months, and ended up finding it literally about 7 miles from my house in just great shape. Now, first project, is that set of night stands i’ve been telling my wife I’m gonna make for the last 3 months…...

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Richard

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#15 posted 07-27-2012 03:26 AM

Congrats on the new saw, you got a winner with that one.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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