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Up for sale is a a RIDGID Professional 10" Cast Iron Table Saw. I purchased this along with RIDGID's contractor saw when they first came out. I planned on building a woodworking shop, but unfortunately this has yet to happen. To date, I have just used the contractor saw and this saw has not been opened. I need to make some room, so this along with some other woodworking tools will be sold. As you can see from the weight, this is no small saw. Therefore, it is for pickup only, or arrangements may be possible for a delivery before the sale ends within a reasonable distance. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks.
RIDGID 10" Cast Iron Table Saw - TS3650
The Ridgid TS3650 is equipped with a 1.5hp induction motor. The motor is capable of powering the saw up to 3,450 rotations per minute. Since the Ridgid TS3650 is a contractor saw, the motor is designed to hang off of the back. Also, the motor is a totally enclosed fan cooled, or TEFC, design which helps keep debris and dust out of the motor for a longer lifespan.
The Ridgid TS3650 also features a thin kerf blade. The 10-inch diameter blade is tipped with caroffere which delivers maximum cutting efficiency. Also, the blade has 40 teeth which helps to achieve smooth crosscuts and fast ripping. The Ridgid TS3650 is also equipped with a tool-free blade guard.
The operator controls for this table saw are located up front for convenient access. The on/off power switch can also be installed in various locations. A nice safety feature of the Ridgid TS3650 is that you can turn off the Ridgid TS3650 by simply tapping the power switch with your knee.
The Ridgid TS3650 has cast iron table extensions that provide clamps to secure materials in place easily. You can also access adjustable stops from the top of the table in order to change the blade angle.
This table saw is equipped with a precise rip fence with a micro-adjust feature. The Ridgid TS3650 offers a rip capacity of 36 inches to the right of the blade. The saw also offers a rip capacity of 12 inches to the left of the blade.
The Ridgid TS3650 table saw also comes included with the Herc-U-Lift mobile base. With this base, you simply have to step on a paddle to increase the height of the saw. You can depress the orange pedal whenever you want to lower the saw gently to the ground. The base is also equipped with 3-inch diameter casters that allow you to roll the Ridgid TS3650 around easily.
If you're looking for a new table saw, then you should consider buying the Ridgid TS3650. It's equipped with a 1.5hp induction motor that powers the saw up to 3,450 rotations per minute. The Ridgid TS3650 is also equipped with a 40-tooth caroffere-tipped blade for maximum cutting efficiency.
Ridgid's Beefier Contractor's Saw Offers Excellent Value
by John White
12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Ridgid’s new contractor’s saw ( model No. TS3650 ) is a true furniture maker’s tool on a par, in all but horsepower, with full-size cabinet saws. It looks like any other contractor’s saw, but many of the important details have been redesigned. The trunnion assembly is a one-piece iron casting that is much stiffer than the small castings and connecting rods of the older designs. The pivoting arm that supports the saw’s arbor also is a beefy casting, and it’s attached to the main casting in a way that eliminates any play between the two. In another improvement, the main casting wraps around the blade, allowing fairly effective sawdust collection through a built-in 2-1/2-in.-dia. port.
As on most contractor’s saws, the trunnions are mounted to the underside of the table, but this saw also has a simple cam and lever built into the rear trunnion. The cam makes it possible to align the blade parallel to the miter-gauge slot in just a few minutes. Both the 45° and 90° blade-tilt stops are adjustable from above the table with setscrews on both sides of the insert plate. The blade-tilt and height controls worked smoothly, and one nice feature—not seen even on much pricier saws—is a blade-angle lock on the front trunnion.
The standard, vibration-prone V-belt drive has been replaced on this saw with a flat, automotive-style poly V-belt running on machined steel pulleys, which reduces noise and vibration. The motor is a 1-1/2-hp, totally enclosed unit that should provide adequate power for most ripping operations.
The aluminum rip fence locks down at both ends, and it was sturdy, accurate, and slid smoothly on the rails. As shown above, the rails are set up for a rip capacity of 12 in. to the left of the blade and 36 in. to the right, but you can shift the rails farther right to expand the ripping capacity to more than 50 in. Out of the box, the fence was very close to parallel to the blade, but fine-tuning the alignment was a hunt-and-peck process.
Ridgid’s designers improved many other functions of the machine. The miter gauge uses screws for adjusting the 45° and 90° angle stops. The saw uses two wrenches for blade changing—no more nicked fingers. The base has a built-in retractable caster system that worked better than any I’ve ever seen. The power switch has a large paddle handle (easy to turn off), and the switch can be mounted anywhere in a T-slot along the front fence rail. The two cast-iron wings have large, open slots that make it easier to clamp accessory fences or featherboards to the tabletop.
Overall, the fit and finish of this saw were very good. The table flatness, runout, and initial alignment all tested out to be better than average. The machine had a nice, heavy feel to it because the steel used in the stand and base is thicker than that on many other contractor’s saws.
On the downside, the splitter and guard assemblies were awkward to set up and difficult to align with the blade. The standard insert plate and an accessory dado insert plate are sturdy metal castings, but the plastic zero-clearance throat plates are flimsy. The saw is sold at The Home Depot, and it is an impressive machine for the money.
—John White is Fine Woodworking's shop manager.
Brand RIDGIDModel # TS3650
Amperage 13 Amps
Arbor Size 5/8 In.
Assembled Depth ( In Inches ) 43.3 In.
Assembled Height ( In Inches ) 18.5 In.
Assembled Weight ( In LBS ) 274
Assembled Width ( In Inches ) 30.3
Blade Diameter ( In. ) 10
Blade Material: Caroffere Tipped
Blade Tilt Side Left
Blade Speed ( RPMs ) 3450 RPMs
Cord Length ( Ft. ) 9 Ft.
Cord Length ( In. ) 108 In.
Cord Type 3 Prong Grounded
Depth Control Adjustable
Dust Chute Yes
Dust Collection Yes
Horsepower 1.5 HP
Maximum Depth of Cut at 45 Degrees 2.25 In.
Maximum Depth of Cut at 90 Degrees 3.375 In.
Motor Bearings: Steel
Rip Capacity - Left ( In. ) 12 In.
Rip Capacity - Right ( In. ) 36 In.
Speed ( RPM ) 3450 RPM
Table height From Floor ( In. ) 36 In.
Voltage 120/240 Volts
Weight( Lbs. ) 287 Lbs.
Width ( In. ) 30.31