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DrewT

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468 days ago

Ad said bandsaw, scroll saw and table saw with a motor problem – $150.00 …wound up with 2 bandsaws a scroll saw (all craftsman and working) and a TS3650 for 100- and a 15- trailer rental to get the saw home.

TS is missing the blade guard assembly and the miter guage, the top is rusted slightly and the motor buzzes but doesn’t kick on. Praying its the start capacitor but its not frozen up!! Seller said if you let it run it will trip the breaker.

I could use some advice on how to clean up/restore

the table and how to test what might be wrong with the motor…


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Richard

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#1 posted 468 days ago

Nice score on the saw. Hopefully you will be able to get it back up and running without too much $$ invested.

There’s a variety of ways to remove the rust from the table, depending on your preference. Personally I am a fan of Boesheild Rust Free. It stinks like hell, but get’s the job done. I used it on my Ridgid TS 2424-1 and followed up with a generous coating of T9 and Johnsons Paste Wax.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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knotscott

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#2 posted 468 days ago

That 3650 was worth $100 even if you need a new motor. Odds are in your favor that it’s something simple. Blade guards from many of the older Cman and Ridgid contractor saws could fit the 3650….plenty to choose from! The stock miter gauge isn’t much, so a good aftermarket miter gauge is the way to go anyway IMHO….in the spirit of “value”, the basic Incra V27 is a good buy. That rust should come with a little elbow grease and any number of rust solvents. Those 3-wheel BS can be tough to deal with. Great score….enjoy!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 468 days ago

I’d say you scored a BIG GLOAT!

And let me say it before anyone else does… YOU SUCK :-)

(If you haven’t seen this in your short time here, look at some of the posts that refer to someone getting a “gloat”. Both comments will make sense )

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DrewT

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#4 posted 464 days ago


The previous owner must have used this for glue ups cause it’s all over this table….almost done!!

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 464 days ago

Wow, BIG difference. Nice!

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SnowyRiver

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#6 posted 464 days ago

Good get…congrats!

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kepy

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#7 posted 464 days ago

I use naval jelly and steel wool to remove rust then coat with Johnson’s paste wax.

-- Kepy

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 464 days ago

I think Kepy is on to something. “RUST FREE” works, but you have to be very careful about HOW you apply it. If you spray it directly onto the cast iron surface it will leave ‘splash’ marks that do not come out. Be aware of that potential.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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