I have it, bought it because of its portability and low footprint when
collapsed -- makes storing it in a shed ideal. So far, so good; I'm
very pleased with this unit. I plan to improve upon its dust
collection, a lot comes out underneath the unit, so I'm thinking of
making a diaper for it.
It has a 3/4" dado limitation.
The table inserts are 3/8" thick, not a lot of thickness if you want to
make your own zero-clearance inserts with replaceable elements.
The part numbers of the following accessories are:
-- zero clearance insert: part no. AC1045
-- dado insert: part no. AC1040
The two inserts, shipping included, cost around $40. Their part
number/catalog is not fully consistent and it took several phone calls
to verify that these would fit for my unit.
See the forums at http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/index.php
On Nov 12, 9:10 am, snipped-for-privacy@HOTMAIL.COM wrote:
I use one of those. The small footprint when collapsed was one of the
attractions, as was the portability. I didn't have high expectations of
it when I bought it, but I felt it would make a decent stopgap until I
decided what path my retirement was going to take. Well, that has been
pretty much decided as I am gearing up to upgrade my capability. It is
an amazingly good little unit. Plenty accurate for what I do, and with
a decent blade, I rip solid surface strips and backsplashes all day
long. Noisy and less than great dust collection. Excellent value once
you understand that it is what it is.
(I know this sounds cocky, but I can make it do what I want.)
When it gets replaced by The General, I will keep it around. It's handy
and pretty darned good.
On 12 Nov 2006 06:10:05 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@HOTMAIL.COM wrote:
If you're talking about the TS3650, we got one for a friend last
summer and he still loves it. It's not all that portable, it comes in
at almost 300lbs, but with the built-in mobile base, it can be moved
anywhere in the shop easily. Everyone I've seen that has one has
raved about it, and for the price you can't beat it.
Actually the TS-3650 is not their portable model.. although it does
move around a shop beautifully (I know because I have a TS-3650 too...)
However, the TS-2400 is definatley mobile... it is basically mounted
to a M-SUV.. my neighbor has it and it seems to do a pretty good job.
A number of years ago (3?) several portable work site saw were reviewed in
one of the mags and the Ridgid was the top choice followed by Sears
craftsman. I have the craftsman and its quite good but I wish I had bought
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