Rigid TS3612 dado throat insert

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Forum topic by Fromps posted 09-03-2012 08:36 AM 2262 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2012 08:36 AM

Yesterday I was able to pickup a brand new Rigid TS3612 still in the original two boxes for $250 off of Craigslist. I think I got a good deal, even if it is a decade old discontinued saw. It took a few hours to put together, but it runs like a champ. I think it’s nicer than the R4512 at HD, but I guess im bias. Anyways, this is my first table saw and I want to buy an 8” dado blade throat insert for it, but I can’t find any on the Internet. I read in one forum that craftsman throats will fit in the 3612, is this true? Does anyone have any suggestions? I realize I could build one, but thats not what I want to do right now. Any assistance would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 09-03-2012 09:17 AM

Ridgid part number AC1035 should fit (I would call Ridgid to confirm).

Also people say the Leecraft CR1 will fit


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#2 posted 09-03-2012 10:43 AM

Thank you. I will call on Tuesday and check out the links you posted.

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 02:44 PM

hey fromps…you got one of the really good CI contractor TSs ever built. and at $250 NIB, it rates a “you suck”. i have a ridgid 2412, which is an entry level version of the 3612, and i love it. BTW, that grey 3612 carries a lifetime warranty that is attached to the tool, regardless of ownership. so if something breaks, contact ridgid. they’ve always sent me whatever i need for my 2412 free.

as for the insert, make your own. it’s not hard. here’s a how to video :

i use 1/4” MDF and just route a recess around the perimeter of the MDF so the remaining thickness matches that of the OEM insert. if it’s too low, i use painters tape to shim it up.

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

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 09:08 PM

I’m happy to hear I got a good deal. I’m loving the saw so far, but I’m new to woodworking so I’m in the process of figuring out what I want to upgrade on it. I found that video last night when I was surfing the Internet, and I think I am going to make my own, like you suggest. Next build will be a router table! Thanks guys for the replies!


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#5 posted 09-03-2012 09:17 PM

Oh and on a side note: that saw was listed on Craigslist for two days but he didn’t put any photos up of it and he only had in his add “new table saw still in box for $300.” He couldn’t remember the model number when I called, so I took a gamble and went to see it. When I saw the model I googled it and found out it was discontinued 10 years ago, so I offered $250 and he took it! Now that I have been researching it I am very pleased with my purchase, but I bet he would had sold it to me for $200….. Oh well, I’m happy and I don’t want to upset the “Craigslist bargain Gods” with my greed – $250 was fair.

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 09:18 PM

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