I'm looking to buy a new tablesaw to replace my Craftsman. I see that HD
is selling a Ridgid 3650, but they're website doesn't provide sufficient
data. I did the DAGS thing, but have come up empty. Do any of you know
of this saw such as the size of the table? Quality of fence? Etc.?
The table is 27" deep, and, I think, about 39-40" wide (but I'm not about to
slip out to the shop to measure it right now. It's too chilly). Pretty much a
standard contractor's saw table.
Fence quality: it's good for an aluminum extrusion fence, very similar to the
Align-A-Rip fences on Craftsman saws made until late last year.
"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above
that which is expected." George W. Bush
Charlie is correct. It is about the size of every other Asian
contractor's saw with cast iron wings and works as well as most of them.
The fence is light but works fine. The saw cuts well, is pretty easy to
tune, and the Herculift works well. It has the limits of every other
cothractor saw and a couple of others. The dust port is 2.5", not 4".
The trunions are light (but I have had mine for a year with no problems
at all). No aftermarket gear is made specifically to fit the saw. The
arbor could be longer.
On balance, though, it is a good saw for the $$$.
Charlie Self wrote:
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