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Forum topic by MaroonGoon posted 03-18-2013 01:52 AM 1474 views 1 time favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MaroonGoon

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03-18-2013 01:52 AM

Hey guys, I just bought a Ridgid 3650 table saw from a dear friend of mine. He had the saw for years and it did him well. Recently though he bought a nice Grizzly cabinet saw and was looking to sell his Ridgid. He knew that I have been looking for a table saw so he told me that I was the first person he thought of. I immediately jumped on it. I knew that it must be a good saw since he has been a woodworker for decades and has been pleased with it. Also, I knew that the saw was well taken care of so I was confident with the purchase. My friend ended up selling it to me for $300. He was extremely generous to me because I’m sure he could have sold it for at least $400 possibly $450. I have been using a poor little Skil table saw that my dad owns. As you can see in this picture, this is a huge upgrade for me haha

Anyways I am so stoked about the purchase and can’t wait to use it on some projects!

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso


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BigRedKnothead

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 01:59 AM

Cool. Those are one of the better contractor style tablesaws out there. I have friends who love them.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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MaroonGoon

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 02:06 AM

It was by far the best deal I’ve come across. Around here (and everywhere else it seems like by the looks of the Craigslist thread here) everyone on Craigslist wants to rip you off. Heck, I could have bought a new tool for what some of them were wanting me to pay for their used piece of junk.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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hoosier0311

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 02:08 AM

Have the same saw for about 5 years now. no problems at all. I think you will be very pleased with it.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 02:57 AM

I also have that saw, served me well thus far. It is a huge upgrade over that saw in the background. Now, get to making stuff…

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 03:43 AM

I have a 3660, which is basically the identical saw, and I love it. Congratulations!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MaroonGoon

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 03:52 AM

I’m glad to see so many others who are pleased with this saw! Might I ask, what types of accessories do y’all find work well with this saw? I know every saw is different and can see how one thing might work well with one saw and not with another..I’m thinking about building a crosscut sled and using that. I plan on getting a dado set if it uses dado sets well..just some thoughts for the future..

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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Toolz

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 02:45 PM

I’ve had my 3650 since ‘07 and it is the only table saw I need. Just make sure to use good sharp blades and it will serve you very well.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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toolie

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 06:53 PM

one of the best contractor saws there is. with proper care and no abuse, you’ll pas it on to someone else some day.

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

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BigRedKnothead

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 11:01 PM

Right, a couple things you’ll want in the near future:
- Crosscut sled: 1/2” mdf works well. Make it tough and dead square to your blade. They’re easy, find a tutorial on LJs or a mag.
- Dado stack: if you can get a deal on a freud or something…grab it. I’ve had a shopfox set for years and it works fine.
- Zero clearance blade inserts(both reg blade and full dado stack) You can make your own, but the store bought composite buggers are nice.
- Obviously, make some push sticks.
IMO, crosscut sleds and Zero clearance inserts are safety appliances on a tablesaw. They will keep stuff from coming back at you.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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cutworm

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 11:18 PM

Great buy. I have the 3660 and it’s been perfect. That saw was picked as the top contractor saw a while back by one of the magazines. I think it was Fine Woodworking. It will last you a lifetime.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 11:28 PM

congrats on the new to you table saw.there’s nothing like getting a new toy er saw.have fun and be careful.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Jerry

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 11:32 PM

Great saw, congrats

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Jim Finn

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 02:28 AM

I paid $500 for my 3650 in 2006 and it is still going strong.

-- In God We Trust

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 02:41 AM

I almost picked one of those up when I first saw them – real nice solid machine.

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 02:51 AM

Ditto BigRedKnothead’s suggestions of a crosscut sled and ZCI’s. Also, a good aftermarket miter gauge is great to have. I’m real happy with my Osborne EB-3 , but there are plenty of good ones out there.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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