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Forum topic by DrewT posted 04-12-2013 06:44 AM 1240 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2013 06:44 AM

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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#1 posted 04-12-2013 09:22 AM

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.

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 09:30 AM

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!

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 11:49 AM

I’d say you scored a BIG GLOAT!

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

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#4 posted 04-16-2013 03:54 AM

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

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#5 posted 04-16-2013 12:07 PM

Wow, BIG difference. Nice!

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#6 posted 04-16-2013 12:22 PM

Good get…congrats!

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#7 posted 04-16-2013 01:24 PM

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

-- Kepy

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#8 posted 04-16-2013 02:08 PM

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.

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