Anyone know where I can get a new sliding miter table for the Ryobi BT
3000? It seems I have tightened it down beyond tight and it just
spins and spins and won't lock down. The groove the bolt locks into
underneath has stripped. I'm waiting for this motor to die and then
will be upgrading.
Not long ago, somebody with a BT-3000 that had a burned out motor was
looking for a new motor. Seems you guys should get together and one of
you can get the parts to build a working machine :-)
Seriously, check eBay or the Sears parts store.
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Go to: http://www.bt3central.com/forum/default.asp They have a very strong support
group for the Ryobi BT3K and you can
probably find the answer easily enough. I have that same saw - bought
used, but haven't had any problems with it - so I can't give you any help,
other than to provide the link above.
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face="sans-serif"> They have a very strong support group for the Ryobi BT3K and
you can probably find the answer easily enough. I have that same saw - bought
used, but haven't had any problems with it - so I can't give you any help, other than
to provide the link above.</font>
Probably your best bet would be to ask for help over at the forums on
www.bt3central.com. Lotsa folks w/ a lot of experience w/ these saws.
If they can't help you get it working again, someone there can probably
hook you up w/ someone else parting out a spare saw.
Go to www3.Sears.com for parts. They have better parts and support
than the official Ryobi site. They also have online exploded parts
diagrams so you can order the part you want. The part numbers are
different from the ones in Ryobi users manual. I have good luck with
them for parts for other tools as well including those not carried by
Honestly, though, if you're up to the effort, you're probably better off
buying a new saw ($299), keeping it, and selling the remaining parts of the
old one on ebay. Although it might be fixable; definitely check
I wish that you had spoken earlier. I just threw away my BT-3000
about a week ago, including all the tables, fences, etc.
That was a very satisfying bit of throwing-out.
I hated that damned saw.
thomas J. Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
(Real Email is tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet)
I hate the thing to. Thank you all for the advice. I went to the
Sears website and ordered the parts I need. I ended up not needing
the whole table, just a couple of $2 parts. Until this motor goes I
can't buy a new TS. It shouldn't be too long though. Lately I have
become very fond of hard maple and that saw is working hard!!
I'd try cutting bricks with the sumbitch and setting a fan to blow the
dust into the motor housing. Spray a little water into the opening to
help things along. The problem is that the little prick will not die.
My saw was not dead when I threw it away. It had just enough ugly
life in it that it would have eventually injured me if I had kept it.
When I did my last onsite for-pay job, I swore that I would throw it
out - and I did. It made me happy that I was able to get rid of it
before it hurt me.
The only bad thing - in a social consciousness way of thinking - is
that some dipshit trash-picked the saw before the trash guys picked
it up. That means that some unsuspecting person is liable to get hurt
by that trashed saw. I just hope that their insurance company doesn't
track me down and make me pay for the inevitable injury.
Responsibility never ends.
Thomas J. Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
(Real Email is tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet)
If you try google groups you can dig up Tom's post detailing why he hated
his BT3000 so much.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
Try wrapping long URL's in <>'s most newservers and newsreaders are
smart enough not to break the lines so the URL's are usable.
Also, I couldn't get the post with that URL. Folks might want to try:
A: No. See: Help, I'm
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