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  • Portability of TS3650 table saw?

    I'm wondering, does the TS3650 fit through a typical sliding door like the ones that lead from a basement to a backyard. If not, does it take long to remove the fence with the guide rail it slides on and will that allow it to fit.

    I just want to know how practical it is to move it indoors or outdoors.

  • #2
    I'm not near my TS where I could measure for you, but I think if you were to remove the motor which hangs out the back a considerable distance you could get through a 36" door opening w/o much trouble. The saws table surface is 27" deep, add about 4" for the front rail and another couple inches for the rear rail and you are close to 35". Removing the motor would take a couple minutes then a few more to set up again. It would be a PITA to do this repeatedly day after day, but for an one time move it would be tolerable (to me anyway). I would not want to do this once a month or every weekend or daily for that matter, get a TS-2400 instead.

    This would need to be a two man operation I would think, and you need to ensure you don't try to maneuver the TS by the rails, you will knock out your alignment.

    I have not tried this myself.
    Last edited by Bob D.; 12-26-2006, 06:20 AM.
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    • #3
      I moved mine about a year ago into our new house down stairs and I had to take off the motor and it just squeezed past.

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      • #4
        I agree with Bob. I would not want to be doing this regularly at all, but have gotten mine to fit through a 36" opening in the past by removing the motor as those above mentioned. I would not want to do that often at all.
        Still enjoying all 10 fingers!

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        • #5
          While I think the 3650 is the more substantial saw of the two, the 2400 seems better suited for this type application. I don't think the 3650 gains you enough to warrant that kind of effort for every use.

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          • #6
            TS3650 through sliding glass door

            The TS3650 is portable, it is not mobile.

            You can move it with some help, but you're not going to bring it from jobsite to jobsite IMO.

            I was able to get the saw thru the sliding glass door by adjusting the angle of the motor and removing the handle to the door (so obviously.. it was REAL close)

            Good luck

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hewood View Post
              While I think the 3650 is the more substantial saw of the two, the 2400 seems better suited for this type application. I don't think the 3650 gains you enough to warrant that kind of effort for every use.
              And, didn't the 2400 get an excellent review earlier this year in Wood magazine? They liked the 3650 even better.
              Later,
              Chiz
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