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    with all of the HD Bashing going on, I'm growing concerned about where to buy my 3612 when I get around to it. Is HD the ONLY place I can buy the saw, or can I order it online?
    Ned<br /><br />Madison Woodsmith<br /><br />Masonry: 2B1ASK1

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    ned86xj,
    HD is the only place you can get Ridgid products... The only things they offer online are mainly parts and accessories...

    I would call ahead to your local HD stores to see if it is in stock and go from there... It is a beautiful saw, one to take pride in... Just don't forget that it comes in 2 boxes... Fence rails are in box 2 of 2...

    Good Luck... [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Regards,<br /><br />Big Johnson<br /><br />Pictures: <a href=\"http://www.woodworkersweb.com/modules.php?set_albumName=albuv85&op=modload&name= gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php\" target=\"_blank\">http://www.woodworkersweb.com/modules.php?set_albumName=albuv85&op=modload&name= gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php</a>

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    • #3
      Here's the deal guys....ALL new saws come in boxes...forget about the setup at HD's or the fact no one there cares much or knows much...you really should be going by what the people who own them say. You're not going to let HD's staff set the saw up right? So as long as they get the right boxes in the truck, then it's all good right?

      I never let the staff affect me in my purchases...9 times outta 10, I know a lot more than they do about the tool anyway. (The 1 outta 10 is when I go to Woodcraft).

      So don't let the Borg getcha down....storm in and take your "ship" from the mindless....and saw your wood in style!!
      Kelly C. Hanna<br /><a href=\"http://www.hannawoodworks.com\" target=\"_blank\">Hanna Woodworks</a>

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      • #4
        Thanks guys,
        I just wondered if there was an online alternative to the local collective. Luckily I have about 4 Cubes nearby, three in Syracuse and one in Utica to choose from. Probably more if I were to travel a bit further.
        I'm still holding off, construction season is at least a month or two (three?) away and I wouldn't have the space to store the saw for that long.
        I absolutely wouldn't let them touch my new saw, no how, no way, bad enough I have to trust the industrial designer who spec'd the packaging to safeguard it while in transit.
        I work in the trucking industy, I Know what can happen on docks when the forklift monkey is tired.
        Thanks again!
        Ned<br /><br />Madison Woodsmith<br /><br />Masonry: 2B1ASK1

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        • #5
          And, Ned---you can get most of the accessories for the 3612, on Rigid's web site----don't even waste your time looking at HD.
          Dave

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          • #6
            accessories???
            how can I think of accessories, when I haven't even got the saw yet???? lol
            seriously, I haven't thought about accessories yet, what do y'all recommend?
            Ned<br /><br />Madison Woodsmith<br /><br />Masonry: 2B1ASK1

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            • #7
              The Ridgid stuff had always been packed better than good. [img]smile.gif[/img]

              I saw a sign on a drill press at HD today (Ridgid)... It said, "PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY AVAILABLE ON ALL RIDGID TOOLS" I nearly started laughing right there in the isle.

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              • #8
                I haven't thought about accessories yet, what do y'all recommend?
                AC1035 Zero Clearance Insert

                http://www.ridgidparts.com/accessories/AC1035.phtml

                A cheap investment in saftey! Buy 2 or 3!

                rick
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                • #9
                  Don't bother with the Ridgid TS dust collection hood it only has a 2 1/2" opening. For around $9-$10 you can get a 14" x 14" with 4" opening from Grizzly, Lee Valley, Woodworkers Supply, Woodcraft etc.,

                  David

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                  • #10
                    Not so fast on the DC accessory..not all of us have big DC setups....for the shop vac it works great!
                    Kelly C. Hanna<br /><a href=\"http://www.hannawoodworks.com\" target=\"_blank\">Hanna Woodworks</a>

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                    • #11
                      Kelly,

                      I had a very powerful shop-vac connected to my 3612 for three months. Even sealed the TS housing. All holes and gaps - duct tape. Rear covered-in with only gaps around belt and motor mounting. Improved air flow, but dust & chips still built up in many areas. I then took note of the CM thread along with many others.

                      Today, for the same price as a shop-vac, you can buy a DC. The DC empties the TS completely and makes for much cleaner working. I'm not suggesting a full BillP 6" + Cyclone here, not at the moment anyway! But for $126 delivered you can get a serious DC, which will make a big, big difference. And if your just now buying the 3612, the DC route is worthy of consideration.

                      David

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                      • #12
                        Guys,

                        When I got my TS2424, I used the shop-vac for dust collection. It worked well. I later upgraded and got a Grizzly DC (1029). The DC works great with the JP 4" port and with my Dewalt TP and its 4" port but does not do as well of a job as the shop-vac did connected to my 2 1/2" port on my TS. Based on my experience, I would not invest in the Ridgid accessory if you plan to upgrade the DC system to 4" or bigger. Otherwise, it works well. What I believe Ridgid should do is make the accessory with a 4" port and ship it with a 4" to 2 1/2" adapter. That is what Dewalt does with their TP DC attachment. I was impressed. (Metal, not cheap plastic)

                        Rob

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                        • #13
                          The ridgid ac 1030 dado/modling plate. The plate will allow an 8" dado head If you are looking for a dado head. The set I'm going to recommend is the Jesada Joint Master 6"($139.00) or the 8"($179.00) These set are worth there weight in gold. If you have a bit more money I would get the Cabinetmaker's Utilmate blade package From Jesada. You get two 10" saw blades and a 8" dodo set for ($289.90) http://www.jesada.com I hope this helps!

                          [ 02-19-2003, 03:46 PM: Message edited by: Andy B. ]
                          Andy B.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks guys, I'm glad to see that there was such interest in my simple question. Initially I'll be using a shopvac. PLans are in place, however for a bump-out and a DC system to be added as funds allow.
                            Ned<br /><br />Madison Woodsmith<br /><br />Masonry: 2B1ASK1

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                            • #15
                              That's where I sit Ned....not enough funds for a DC system, but when things get better...it'll be there. For now I can live with the build up in the corners and flanges...still much better than no collection at all.
                              Kelly C. Hanna<br /><a href=\"http://www.hannawoodworks.com\" target=\"_blank\">Hanna Woodworks</a>

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