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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 04-03-2013 10:52 PM 1126 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2013 10:52 PM

Well I finally bit the bullet and bought a new, to me, table saw. I saw a listing on CL for a Ridgid 3650 for 200 bucks. I went a couple of days later to check it out and it was in damn near pristine condition. Everything was there and the seller also threw in a dado and zero clearance insert, and a crosscut sled. I’m ridiculously excited about my new saw, even if it did take three of us to get it out of the back of my truck!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 10:53 PM

Sweet deal…congrats! Spend some of the money you saved on a new blade. Enjoy!

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 11:00 PM

Great haul. Now, spend some time reinforcing the base,lift mechanism, where the bolts fit the base.
You’ll have a good saw if ya kinda spend some time with the stuff that’ll firm everything up to make it solid.
Good saw, just sorta weak in the base system.
We just went thru that at the plant.


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#3 posted 04-03-2013 11:00 PM

Congrats!! I had one of those until I fell into a deal on a Uni. Nice saw. Like Scott suggested, take some of the money you saved and get yourself a GOOD blade. You won’t regret it.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 11:05 PM

congrats on the new saw.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 11:13 PM

Solid deal, enjoy.

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#6 posted 04-04-2013 12:28 AM

Nice saw Richard, I had one and it did a very good job. I found that a 50 tooth thin kerf combination blade would cut anything I needed cutting. That space on the right side is ideal for a router table. Enjoy.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#7 posted 04-04-2013 12:35 AM

Gloat worthy for sure,

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#8 posted 04-04-2013 02:09 AM

Those are good saws.

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#9 posted 04-04-2013 02:25 AM

Congrats, from another Arkansas wood worker.

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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#10 posted 04-04-2013 04:01 AM

Wow congratulations! I bought mine for 300 a few weeks ago and I thought I got a good deal! Haha You’ll definitely be happy with it. Everyone says they will last forever. Have fun!

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

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#11 posted 04-04-2013 12:16 PM

Nice find. You’re lucky it was still there a few days later. At that price I’m surprised it wasn’t gone the same day.

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 12:22 PM

You lucky duck. I’da snagged that one too. Stay safe and have fun.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#13 posted 04-04-2013 01:46 PM

great deal for $200. did it come with the splitter/blade guard assembly? very important when working with dimensional material.

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

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 03:01 PM

Super deal .enjoy!!!

-- Custom furniture

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