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Raymond

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624 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Well I have a Tool Gloat to share. We recently had some work done on our house and the contractor saw my shop and expressed to me that he had a Ridgid TS 3650 Cast Iron table top he wanted to sell. He wanted 300.00 I figured not to bad at Home Depot they are around 499.99. Well I took some time to think about it and a week later he called and said he would sweeten the deal and throw in a Craftsman Radial Arm saw, and he just wanted to get them out of his shop so he said for a 100.00 I could have then both. Well I didn’t have to think about it all. I picked them up today. Took four men to load the saw into my truck. And just me to get it off my truck and into my basement. Ok I look it apart and took it down in pieces. I cleaned it up and it works like a charm. The Radial Arm Saw needs a new table, and it also needs the guard recall done. I ordered that and it comes with the new guard and new table. No Charge. So not a bad find in my books. What do you think? Anything I should know about the table saw?

-- Ray


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ronbuhg

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#1 posted 624 days ago

excellent news for you , you did really good for that price. I definitely envy you !!!!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 624 days ago

That deal earns you one official, YOU SUCK!!! ;)

Yeah, that gloat is worthy of shouting from the tallest chip & sawdust pile you can find. Great score. Have fun with your new to you saws!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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cutworm

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#3 posted 623 days ago

Man. Great deal. You will love the saw. What a steal.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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TrBlu

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#4 posted 623 days ago

Great deal!! Congrats!

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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wiswood2

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#5 posted 623 days ago

That is the same radial arm saw that I have It is 35 years old and works great.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 623 days ago

I own a RAS just like that (about 35 years old) and the recall does supply new handle w/upper blade guard automatic riser, table of much better MDF that the original chip board of yesteryear and rails. Complete installation instructions and other pieces that slip my mind, Totally free including shipping. I haven’t yet experienced a -5 Degree blade, really want one of fine quality probablt Freud, but regular blades tend to try to run forward a little on thick stock, so you kinda have to hold ‘em back rather than pull hard. Be EXTRA cautious if you decide to try to rip or resaw with it. Can be dangerous!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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NormG

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#7 posted 623 days ago

Hooray, good saw dusting

-- Norman

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toolie

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#8 posted 623 days ago

congrats on acquiring one of the best contractor saw ever produced.

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

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Don W

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#9 posted 623 days ago

Sweet deal for sure. I’ve got a similar RAS. I bought it used about 30 years ago.

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Kreegan

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#10 posted 623 days ago

Nice score!

Rich;)

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Grandpa

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#11 posted 623 days ago

All this and you didn’t even pull a gun on the man!! Highway robbery!! LOL great score. No need to ever rip on a radial saw if you have a perfectly good table saw sitting right there. BTW you will need a 2 wheel dolley to move that Repair Kit from Sears.

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 623 days ago

Nice, I have had that Ridgid for several years, and it has served me well.

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KOVA

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#13 posted 623 days ago

FELICITACIONES RAY-GENIO :-)
LAS TABLESAWS CON EL MOTOR AFUERA, UNIDO POR UNA CORREA
SON MEJORES QUE EL MOTOR QUE TRANSMITE SU FUERZA DIRECTAMENTE
A LA HOJA, PORQUE SI EL MOTOR SE DESCOMPONE, DESCONECTAS LA CORREA
Y LO LLEVAS A REPARAR: AL MOTOR SOLO Y NO A TODA LA SIERRA Y ADEMÁS
PUEDES CAMBIAR DE MOTOR O TENER UNO DE REPUESTO ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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Raymond

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#14 posted 620 days ago

Thanks everyone. Now to rearange the basement to make room

-- Ray

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roofner

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#15 posted 619 days ago

Take some good pictures when you do your retro, on your Ras saw.

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