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  • Weak table saw

    Bought a rigid ts 3612 10in contractor saw off of Craigslist, it has trouble cutting 3/4 softwood with a brand new narrow kerf blade. Belt dressing helped just a bit. The saw is in use on the same outlet where an old craftsman saw was in use and worked well so I know my power supply is not in question. Help?

  • #2
    Re: Weak table saw

    Hate to say it , but that's probably why its on craigslist.

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    • #3
      Re: Weak table saw

      What's the condition of the cord on the saw? I'd start troubleshooting from the outlet first. Could be the cord need replacing, or the connection to the motor could be loose. That could cause current loss.

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      • #4
        Re: Weak table saw

        I would also check to make sure that the motor is mounted properly. If it isn't, the belt may not be tensioning correctly.
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        • #5
          Re: Weak table saw

          is the belt tight?

          does the motor slow or just the blade?

          dose it trun freely by hand when off?
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          • #6
            Re: Weak table saw

            here's the OM for that saw, which is one of the best 10" contractor saws ever built:

            http://www.ridgid.com/ASSETS/88E7884...le_Saw_Man.pdf

            i'd step through the set up procedures. it's probably due to the motor mount not being employed properly, as has been previously noted.
            there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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