Rigid Table saw from 10 years ago

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Forum topic by JarodMorris posted 03-29-2013 03:17 PM 4620 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2013 03:17 PM

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I contacted a guy about a Rigid table saw he’s selling on CL. He says he paid about $1,000 for it at home depot 10 years ago. But he said he didn’t know the model number of it and will get back with me after he goes and looks for the model number on it.

My question is this: Did Home Depot really sell a Rigid table saw for $1,000 circa 2003? He’s wanting $400 for it and the 4512 is selling for $499 new at HD. With some good scrounging, I’m sure a guy could find some coupon for it to get the price reduced some past that even.


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#1 posted 03-29-2013 03:28 PM

I don’t recall Home Depot or Ridgid offering anything higher end then a contractor saw, which has been right around the $500 price point. For the $1000 price point, I would be thinking a hybrid or cabinet saw. I would find out the model #. If it is a contractor saw, like the 4512 (or one of its predecessors). My rule on HD, is if the machine was new within the last decade, I tend not to pay more than 50% of the original cost. Once the machine gets beyond that decade mark, that number tends to start going down. There are a few exceptions to that rule, including high-end tools that people tend to hold on to, like Festool and Lie-Nielsen.

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 04:01 PM

mike, thanks for the feedback. I am skeptical that it would be possible to spend $1,000 on a table saw HD. And I also thought it interesting that he has used the thing for 10 years and doesn’t know the model number AND that he would post an ad on CL to sell it without posting the model number. Sounds more like a fishing expedition for a fool than an attempt to sell a used table saw.


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#3 posted 03-29-2013 04:05 PM

It would have cost near a $1000 if he bought two of them. The Ridgid TS2412/TS2424/TS3612, and TS3650 never sold for more than $599 AKAIK, and many got them for less. If he bought some expensive blades, inserts, aftermarket miter gauge, dado set, etc., then the total after tax and deliver might have come close to a grand. Either way, the going rate for used Ridgid contractor saws is in the $200-$325 range depending on condition, model, and extras.

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 04:29 PM

if the seller is firm $400, get a 4512, especially if you can find a HD that honors harbor freight's "20 (now in some places 25)% off any single item" coupon. the saw could be had for between $375 and $400. BTW, when i bought my 2412 HD, i got it for $265.

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 04:39 PM

I didn’t know that HD would honor the Harbor Frieght 20% off coupon. That’s amazing.

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 04:56 PM

Not all HDs honor that HF coupon. None of the ones in my area will honor it. They consider HF to be like a dollar store for hardware and unless you find a HF selling the R4512, they won’t take the coupon. At least that’s how it is around these parts. :)

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#7 posted 03-29-2013 04:57 PM

If it is a 3650, that would be worth around $300.00 on ebay. They are good saws. If he added a high end fence to it, perhaps it can go to 400 or 500 but certainly not 1000. The 3650 comes with a good fence already anyhow.

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 05:03 PM

yrob, he is not wanting 1000 for it, he says that he bought it for $1,000. He didn’t say it had a nice fence, etc. I find that someone who is going to go to the trouble and buy the extras for it is going to know the model number of the table saw off the top of his head. This guy didn’t.

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#9 posted 03-29-2013 05:14 PM

Was there a picture of the saw in the ad ? If not, ask him what color the saw is. The older Rigids were a light gray. How far away from you is he ?

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#10 posted 03-29-2013 06:53 PM

Have the seller go look at the sticker on the left hand side of the saw. On it he will find the model number and the serial number. 10 years ago from right now the current Ridgid Contractor Saw was the TS3612. If its a 3612 and in good shape $250-$300 would be a good ballpark number. I’m biased as I own one but IMO the 3612 was and still is the best table saw ever to carry the RIDGID brand on it. If the Herc-u-Lift mobile base is missing than deduct $75.

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#11 posted 03-29-2013 08:30 PM

He remembered he paid $1000.00 for it but he couldn’t remember the model? Hmmmm. I bought a 3650 and paid $599.00 for it. Sold it for $250.00(on C/L). It was a great saw,I just wanted a cabinet type.Frankly the Ridgid worked just as good.

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#12 posted 03-29-2013 08:40 PM

There was no picture in the ad, no model number listed, and he’s not very far from me. Just a few miles. When I called him, he didn’t seem too interested in answering my questions. I agree with Howie, someone that pays $1,000 for anything and knows very little about it is a red flag in my book.

I gotta get off here and get out to the shop. A friend’s son is having his birthday party tonight and I’m going to go make some toys in the shop for his son! That’s a way to spend a friday afternoon.

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 12:54 AM

Anyone that claims they paid $1,000 new for a table saw at Home Depot and knows nothing about the saw is a fraud IMHO.

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#14 posted 03-30-2013 01:01 AM

The only thing I might add is that if it’s a 3650 or 3660 and in good condition it may serve you better than a new 4512 over the long haul. No way I’d trade mine for a new one.

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#15 posted 03-30-2013 01:12 AM

I just purchased the 3650 off of craigslist . They were asking 350 , paid 275. Not aware of any Ridgid saw ever selling for over 600 at HDs.

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