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I've been looking at reviews on table saws and the Ridgid TS3660 seems to be pretty good for the money. A friend has one, and he loves it. Problem is, I can't find one. All the HD's in my area do not have them in stock, and I was wondering if they pulled them from the stores?

I don't have tons to spend, but I would like to get a better saw than what I've got. Any info would be appreciated.
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George I have this saw and I can't say enough good things about it. I think they have discontinued this model in favor of the new granite top model. There was a recall on certain models. I know HD had a sale on the granite top model not long ago. But beyond that I don't know much about them.

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I have the 3650, it is a great saw. If you can't find a new 3660, try to find a 3650 on Craig’s list. I like the fence on the 3650 better and the cast iron table because I can use my magnetic feather boards with it.

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Hello there,
Very happy 3650 owner here. No compaints really. Bought the last one in my local HD for $399 and I took my own sweet time in setting it up and calibrating everything that I possibly could. The only difference with the 3660 is the leg design, otherwise both models are the same for the most part. And as Jerry said, the cast iron top is excellent for a magnetic featherboard. Rolling base is so nice to move around effortlessly (I have to bring all my good stuff in for the winter since my workshop is my garage. Way too cold and with melting snow, too much dampness). Also, ZCI can be bought from Amazon for about $25 each that are made specifically for this model. Arbor will accept up to 3/4 or 7/8 dado. Fence is usefull and has little T-tracks for convenience. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the mitre, but that is typical.
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Very happy 3650 owner here. No compaints really. Bought the last one in my local HD for $399 and I took my own sweet time in setting it up and calibrating everything that I possibly could. The only difference with the 3660 is the leg design, otherwise both models are the same for the most part. And as Jerry said, the cast iron top is excellent for a magnetic featherboard. Rolling base is so nice to move around effortlessly (I have to bring all my good stuff in for the winter since my workshop is my garage. Way too cold and with melting snow, too much dampness). Also, ZCI can be bought from Amazon for about $25 each that are made specifically for this model. Arbor will accept up to 3/4 or 7/8 dado. Fence is usefull and has little T-tracks for convenience. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the mitre, but that is typical.
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I agree about the mitre, I usually use my sled.

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Hey Jerry,
Do you use and outfeed table on yours ? I'm thinking of building my own this season and would be curious to see any ideas of other owners. Just a thought. My hope is to build something with locking casters that also doubles as storage of some sort, kinda like a rolling work bench with mitre slots, maybe a melemine top or somthing. Thanks.
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Thanks everyone for the quick feedback. I really like the saw, so I'll keep looking till I find one.
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Thanks everyone for the quick feedback. I really like the saw, so I'll keep looking till I find one.
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Hi George:

Ok, here's the rub, as far as I can figure. I have the TS3650. It has been replaced by the R4511. Similar saw, similar layout, huge difference. My 3650 has a cast iron top made in three sections and they are heavy but accurate with one drawback, they rust. it is a never-ending battle to keep the rust off. The R4511 is an entire different animal with a 1 3/4" thick granite top. Same rolling base but it appears that everything else has been changed.

DO NOT buy used and make sure when you buy that the packaging says "Lifetime service agreement." Make sure you register. I would think that there may be supply problems with the new model. If you can still find a new in-the-box 3650, and the price is no more than $499 (Cdn) it is worth getting it. The new model is $799 and probably won't go down until next Christmas.

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George, don't know anything about the 3360, but I recently purchased the R4511. It has now been discontinued in the US, altho still being sold in Canada. If you can find a 4511, HD in the US was selling them for $299US, making it a REALLY good deal in my opinion.

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OK. I've been doing alot of head scratching and nose picking, and it looks like the Sears Model# OR35505 10" table saw is a copy (or very, very similar) of the Ridgid 4511, but with a steel table instead of granite. The handles are in the same place, and the cabinet looks the same. The Sears product got lots of nice reviews on the website from people who owned the saw for 2-3 years. Still would rather a Ridgid, but am interested in the Sears model for the price. Does anyone have other suggestions in the $600-$800 range? And any rumors of the Ridgid model coming back?
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