Ridgid table saw

I'm thinking about getting a Ridgid table saw. I recently moved from Northern VA to Maine and gave my son all my stationary ww tools (Delta and Jet). Anybody out there using a Ridgid? Any problems or praise about it?
Seems like the Ridgid has a great lifetime guarantee.
Any insight appreciated.
Bob
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I have the Ridgid portable contractor's saw (TS2400LS), and I'm pleased with it.
Positives: * The fold-up stand makes it a breeze to get in and out of my truck by myself. * The blade that came with it is pretty good. * The fence is nice and sturdy. It doesn't wiggle left and right if I put too much pressure on the wood.
Negatives: * The top is aluminum, so I can't use magnetic accessories. * The miter gauge is crummy, but I'm told the standard one is pretty crummy on just about every saw. * The top is too small to do much crosscutting.
It's good for a contractor, but not as a dedicated cabinetmaker's saw.
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I've also got the TS2400LS, and on my recommendation, a friend of mine who was building cabinets for his new kennel (he's a vet) bought the TS3650. We have both been very happy with the purchases.
Michael
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I have the TS3650 and it's a great saw. The miter guage is lousy, though.
Get a TS-aligner to set it up, which made a noticable difference in performance.
The blade that comes with it is OK, but a better one is worth the $$$.
I really like the included Herc-u-lift for moving the thing around.
Jack
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Bob Pilsucki wrote:

I've got a TS2424 that I've owned for several years and never had cause to regret buying. Mine has the steel top with cast iron wings. I've tricked it out quite a bit. If it has a weakness it'd be the fence isn't all it could be. A lot of bang for the buck. As for the warranty, I've never need to use it.
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"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com> wrote in message

I believe Mort's saw was pretty highloy rated in one of the WW mags (sorry I can't recall which one) early last year with the 3650 (which I own) being the only one in the class rated even higher. The tables on these two, the 2424 and the 3650, are cast iron. The fence on the 3650 is excellent and the miter gauge is adequate. I can't judge since I've never tried anything else. There's a lot of support on the forum at www.ridgid.com and the Herc-U-Lift is great. The motor is outboard and protrudes from the back of the saw. The latest improvement to this is called the hybrid saw which has the motor contained withing the parameters of the base and you add nearly $200, I believe, for that convenience. I'm completely happy with mine and though I eyeball the big cabinet saws I just can't justify the money nor do I have the space for one.
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I've got the 3650 which I bought a couple of years ago. I've been very happy with it. I upgraded from a Dewalt 744 benchtop saw. I have a small shop so the included mobile base was a plus since I didn't have to buy a separate one. I agree that the blade that comes with the saw is not the greatest but most likely you'll either have a better blade or will be buying one to suit your needs. I also have a Ridgid 6" jointer which has worked great as well. My only complaint with the jointer is that HD doesn't carry replacement knives in their stores but they're easy enough to buy elsewhere since they're a standard 6" knive. I'm wavering now between a 3/4 hp Ridgid bandsaw and a 1 hp Grizzly for slightly more. I like the fact that I can put tool purchases at HD on my credit card and not have to pay for them for 6-12 months. Good luck and happy woodworking.
Dale
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Bob Pilsucki wrote:

I have been using mine for about a year. It is great, I now own the tablesaw, 24 volt hammerdrill, sawsall, circlar saw system and just bought the router, RIDGID does it right. And who else has a lifetime guarantee. Also chech out the Ridgid woodworking forums. Good points on the saw from others.
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