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  • dado/molding insert for TS 3650

    Does Home Depot carry the dado insert for the ridgid table saw in the store? If not, where can you get one? Thanks, Kenny

  • #2
    Depends on the individual store. 3 in this area carry them and 2 don't.
    info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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    • #3
      just trace it and cut it out.make about 5 and you will be set for a long time.

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      • #4
        Try Sears

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        • #5
          go to page 5, 3-19-05 half way down the page look for (pconrey). he has the instuctions you want

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          • #6
            Just bought the TS 3650 and had same concerns called Ridgid tech support. They have one, model AC 1040 8" dado/molder cutter insert. order through their parts co linked from there website.

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            • #7
              I ordered my AC1040 through the same Home Depot I purchased my TS3650 from. They told me it wouldn't be in until the 27th of this month. Arrived home today to a phone message from Home Depot saying that it was in and waiting for me. Not bad, considering I only ordered it on the 13th of this month.

              Chuck

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              • #8
                OK, I'm old school here I have a TS 2424-1. I tried making home throat plates from .5" mdf only to find out that it requires quite a bit of rabbeting to make this work. What material are y'all (yes I'm from the South) using to make homemade inserts. I thought about using .25" hardboard but that seems a little flimsy for an insert
                Only a surfer knows the feeling. Billabong ca. 1985 or so

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                • #9
                  Maybe this is good, maybe not but I used 1/2 hardwood plywood for my homemade dado insert. I just traced and cut out with a jig saw. Then I drilled a hole for the screw. The only thing I neglected to do was cut the addtional tab on the end opposite the screw.

                  When it was cut out and installed, I SLOWLY raised the dado blade in its widest position with the saw turned on. This cut out exactly what I needed.

                  This made sense to me but I wouldn't be surprised if someone else takes issue with my system. I'm learning too....


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                  • #10
                    Hopefully you had the fence or a 2x4 clamped down over the insert while you brought the blade up slowly. The manual gives instructions on this so I suspect that you did and just didn't mention it in your post.

                    Fashioning some sort or retainer on the back is a good idea to prevent the insert from jumping up out of the table.
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                    • #11
                      Thought I would share how I make mine. Trace out the insert on the board and cut it out proud of the line on my bandsaw. I then attach the stock insert to the new blank. Use my router with a flush cutting bit I follow the stock one with the bearing and get an exact fit everytime. I do have to do a little clean up at the band saw for the tongue.
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                      • #12
                        Yes Bob, that is an important step. Only after I began to raise the blade the first time did I realize that the new insert needed to be clamped down. I had a 1x4 piece of stock clamped over it. Otherwise it jumps around like crazy and makes a horrible sound - not to mention safety hazzard!

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