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TS3650-Blade height and RPMS

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  • TS3650-Blade height and RPMS

    After using the new TS3650 for about a month,I've noticed that at a blade height of 1/2" or less the blade doesn't come up to full RPMS. At a blade height of 1/2" or more it runs fine and I've ripped 2" white oak with no problems.
    I've checked the belt tension and it seems fine,belts are parallel. Also, the saw is plugged directly to a 20 amp receptacle(no extension cord,so there shouldn't be any voltage drop).
    Any one else have this problem? Am I missing something? I'm pretty happy with the saw,except for this problem. Any input would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Barry

  • #2
    Same answer as I posted in your other thread that asked the same question.
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    • #3
      Received a quick response from Ridgid CS.

      RIDGID Response: (09/15/2005 01:42)

      Improper belt tension at that blade height. I experienced what i believe is the same thing with a saw I set up a couple of years ago.

      Normally, we recommend the customer go back to start, and go through the motor installation and belt tensioning sections, which resolves the problem.

      Try this, elevate the blade so it is about 1" high coming out of the table. Go around (stand) behind the saw and look at the motor mounting bracket. The spring loaded plate that attaches to the motor has an elongated slot in it on the right side and a guide screw goes through it into the other plate attached to the slide rods and bracket. Check to see how much space is between the guide screw and the end of the elongated slot (the end of the slot that is away from the motor). There should be around 3/4" to 1/2". If there is not, loosen the two screws that secure the bracket with the slide rods, pull outward until the spring loaded plate cause the distance to be at or around 3/4" to 1/2", tighten the screws for the slide rods back down. It should be adequatley tensioned, try the saw.

      If not, go back over the motor installation and belt tension steps in the manual.

      Best regards,

      Tom C.
      Consumer Response
      One World Technologies, Inc.

      Hope this info is useful to others.