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Hello all. I am still on the hunt for a decent used table saw. I came across a used Ridgid TS3650. The owner claims that it is 8 years old. I was thinking of offering him $300.00 CDN. Your thoughts and opinions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Peter
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Story/review from 2007 said it listed for $600. https://www.jlconline.com/tools/powe...0%3A%20%24600.
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Thank you all for chiming in. I really appreciate it. Have yourselves a safe & wonderful Thursday wherever you may be! Peter

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Hi Peter,

If you look on Facebook Marketplace or Kijjiji, you will find much better deals. I have seen similar quality saws for as little as $100 ! for $300 you can find much better.

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Hi Peter,

If you look on Facebook Marketplace or Kijjiji, you will find much better deals. I have seen similar quality saws for as little as $100 ! for $300 you can find much better.

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Thank you Dan. Hope that all is well. Actually, those are the only two places that I have been looking. You have to be real quick though because the ones being sold at $100 or so go awfully fast. I just came across this Delta
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BusyBee several years ago sold a saw that looked exactly like that Ridgid except for the colour and it didn't have the lift/wheels in the base. Mine was a terrific upgrade from what I had... direct drive Rockwell with tin table. My observances: The arbor shaft is a little short for a dado stack. I had the starting capacitor fail - cost me just over C$10 to fix that. I haven't had to adjust the fence on my saw since I bought it. I paid C$499 new for mine but the Ridgid would be worth more with the lift/wheels, so it was probably around C$600 or so new.
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I was going to mention Estate Sales in response to the other options mentioned.
Another option is people that are downsizing there woodworking (health etc. ) that belong to woodworking clubs. Word spreads pretty fast where I am when someone wants to unload their stuff; club members are the first to know.
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I just realized that when looking at the photos that the seller provided, I did not see a riving knife installed. Perhaps, they did not exist back then? So, should that / would that be a deal breaker?
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No,if it makes you feel better to have one, you can install an aftermarket one your self. I have not used one in 60 years and am not going to start now.
I will take that back, I used one once for awhile, and after the cut closed up beyond the saw blade and was stalling the blade, i took it off and never used one since.
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