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Forum topic by Scott C. posted 04-23-2015 11:58 PM 767 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott C.

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04-23-2015 11:58 PM

My Ridgid TS3650 is experiencing some shuttering/jerking when the motor shuts down. It hops a little on start up, but it’s much more noticeable on shut down. When it gets towards the end of shutting down it jumps a bit a makes a pretty audible ca-chunk, if a zero clearance insert is being used you can here the blade make a nice wang sound. If I take the belt off it seems to be fine. It still passes a nickel test though and otherwise runs and cuts fine. Arbor bearing, maybe?

Any advice?

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 01:05 AM

Just to eliminate variables, have you tried a different blade? Check that the pulley alignment is good too. You could also consider a different belt before resorting to new bearings.

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 01:42 AM

Tried different blades, happens with all of them. I should have added, the motor mount is bent, but I have the motor shimmed to make the pulleys coplaner and aligned.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#3 posted 04-24-2015 03:27 AM

IMO the problem is the motor mount.

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