Hold on Bob, not so fast, lets find out some things first... Kyriakos, are you sure the top is pitted or is that just hypithetical? If not then you absolutely can clean the top up, not like new, but still smooth and flat. No wheels? Buy a mobile base if mobility is important to you. Call the guy, or corispond with him and offer $200, if he accepts then go look at it, I have one, (TS3650), and I think its a fine saw for what it is, I also have a Jet 3hp cabinet saw, a different animal. The rails and fence should look good, and they should move freely, then lock securely; the blade raise and tilt should also function smoothly. Anyway, I think it may be worth a 2nd look. Check it out, if its in reasonbly good condition then you will have a nice saw on your hands!
One other thing, I had another Ridgid saw at one point, it was the granite top saw, I believe those are the ones which had issues with the dado blades. My saw accepts them no problem.
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Last edited by Jack Wilson; 03-25-2012 at 01:34 PM.