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09-10-2013 03:34 AM

I keep lucking out. I found this saw on CL and can get it for $100. The catch is, the handle on the fence is broken off and it needs a switch. Have a Craftsman 113 now. Worth driving 2+ hours to pick it up? Anyone know the model #?

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 03:45 AM

Looks like a 3560 to me. I have the same saw, and mine came with the same broken fence locking lever. E-replacement sells them for like $7. I’d have him turn it on while you’re on the phone before making the drive, but it is an excellent saw that I was VERY excited to buy for $75 more than that asking price. Don’t wait too long to make your decision though, at that price other will not hesitate.

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 04:08 AM

+1 ^

I have that saw and love it. I paid 300 for mine so 100 with a couple of fixable issues is a steal. As long as you don’t have to replace the entire fence, that sounds like a great deal.

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#3 posted 09-10-2013 04:19 AM

He claims the “fence is there and it works, but the handle is broken.” Also sent a text to make sure it is operational… no word on that yet. Last question is, is this a lateral move from an older C-Man 113?

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#4 posted 09-10-2013 04:41 AM

Great saw, I have it and love it! It’s very heavy though! If you can, bring a friend to load it up. I paid 200 for mine, which in my area was way below market value. Everything on mine was in working order, but at that price I’d buy it in a heart beat!

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 10:15 AM

Definitely a TS3650 from TTI/Ryobi. The motor is worth $100…..the cast iron wings, the fence, Herculift, miter gauge, leg stand, handwheels, and insert are free. ;-)

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#6 posted 09-10-2013 11:30 AM

Don’t think, just go get it. For $100, you could afford to replace the whole fence with a Biesemeyer, but adding a new lever seems more practical anyway. Hopefully you get it!

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 05:01 PM

Biesemeyer all the way. Added one to my 4511 rebuild.

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#8 posted 09-10-2013 07:41 PM

is this a lateral move from an older C-Man 113?

kinda yes. but although they are the same style saws (outboard mounted motor contractor saw), the 3650/60 are very good contractor saws. in addition to the fence handle, what about the spitter/blade guard? they cost ~ $45-75 on either ebay or to the best of my knowledge, there are no retro fit riving knives for that saw, and the OEM splitter is probably the best bet if working with dimensional material, especially if bevel rips are part of the operation. and it’s fence system is far superior to the angle iron, “only covers 1/2 of the table” OEM fences that were apparently on far too many 113 series saws. i’d upgrade to the linked saw if i were you.

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#9 posted 09-10-2013 08:54 PM

is this a lateral move from an older C-Man 113?

The saws do have a lot in common…some ancestry there, but you’d be gaining solid cast wings, an upgraded fence (that needs a cheap part), Herculift, and a PALS-like blade adjustment system for $100. You could sell your 113 or part it out to offset most or all of that cost and enjoy the upgrades for next to nothing.



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#10 posted 09-11-2013 01:08 AM

For $100? I would have offered to come pick it up right away if it runs.

-- "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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#11 posted 09-11-2013 04:21 AM

This guy may have sold the saw out from under me. Couple of attempts at contacting him with no response over the past 24 hours. Hopefully, not and I’ll hear something soon.

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#12 posted 09-15-2013 04:03 AM

Well, I did in fact get the saw home today and, well, quite frankly, I need some reassurance. I’m almost positive I did the right thing in purchasing the TS3650 for $100, but feel like I didn’t get the deal I was hoping for. The saw in pretty rough shape… at least cosmetically. The table top and wings have rust, glue, and even a drill hole.

Also, miter guage is not original, no arbor wrenches, no splitter/riving knife/blade guard, etc… the fence rails are beat up. And probably worst, the fence itself has been run into the blade at least once, on both sides!

I know a lot of this can be cleaned up, I just wonder about the scratches that would go ‘against the grain’ of the saw. I guess I got what I paid for. So, what I think I’ll do is rehab this one (I also have the Craftsman 113 Rehab thread going) and see which saw setup I like better before deciding which one to sell. Hell, this may end up being a restore more than a rehab.

Any thoughts or ideas to push to keep one saw over the other would be greatly appreciated.

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#13 posted 09-15-2013 04:30 AM

Good saw for $100. Really good.

Table saws are for cutting wood. They aren’t trophies,
though the rhetoric on these sites would make you
think they are the a substitute for trophy cars and
boats. Think of a table saw like a chain saw and it
becomes easier to recognize its value as a tool,
regardless of “as new” aesthetic appeals.

That saw received a stellar review in Fine Woodworking
when it came out. They thought it was superb for
the money and accurate enough for furniture making.

“accurate enough for furniture making” means the
blade can be tuned not to heal and you can cut
tenon shoulders all round on 4 sides with less than
1/64” deviation all around. This is a far fussier standard
than whether the fence locks parallel to rip book shelves
or cabinet sides.

Like all contractor saws, the blade will tend to “heal”
as it is tilted so if you want the most precision in
tilt cut operations, make a jig that tilts the work
and keeps the blade at 90 degrees.

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#14 posted 09-15-2013 05:06 AM

You got a great deal. It will cleanup well. Fill the hole with JB Weld.

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#15 posted 09-15-2013 12:14 PM

Still a super deal IMO, and it doesn’t look that rough to me….just treated a little rough (like a screwdriver!). You’ll be amazed at how well that’ll cleanup with some TLC. In an afternoon you can have that thing sparkling and cutting beautifully.

You’ve gained solid cast iron wings, a fence upgrade, a Herculift, a serpentive belt/pulley drive system, and a built in alignment system for $100. The original miter gauge sucked anyway. The fence marks shouldn’t interfere, but if they do you can build an aux fence and slip it over the top. The 113 has very similar guts and motor, but the Ridgid is a more evolved version IMO. Heck, you’ve got $145 invested in two saws that sold for $1000-$1100 new, and are worth $300-$400 in parts alone. Both have potential, but the 3650 includes most of what you need already. You could even gang the two saws together if you have room….rip with one, crosscut or dado with the other. With good setup and a good blade, you should all set.

I think some of the 113 blade guards will fit the 3650. Does it need a throat insert too?

Here’s a 113 blade guard:

Here’s a 3650 blade guard:

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