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How many of you actually replace the old arbor.

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  • How many of you actually replace the old arbor.


    How many of you actually changed or sent your TS to your local service center to change the arbor.

    I received the part almost as soon as they had a solution to the problem, however I haven't install it.

    My TS is tune so well I am affraid if I take it all appart to and send it to be services I will never be able to put it back to what it is today.

    Any Sugestions...


  • #2
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it! When it won't do what you want (ie won't let you get the dado cut you want) then go for it if its a problem.
    my 2 cents
    Practicing at practical wood working


    • #3
      olilugo: I, too, got the new arbor right away. After I tried my dado set, I found I didn't need it, so it is sitting in a drawer for "just in case". I am a believer in the old saying " If it ain't broke, don't fix it".



      • #4
        I was fortunate enough to be one of the first ones to get a saw right after they fixed the issue it seems so I can't offer much of an opinion.

        But being as I have been sitting at this computer for 14 hours working and at 5:00PM I decided to upgrade one last thing for a customer and now I have destroyed the system I would definately agree with the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory!!

        Still enjoying all 10 fingers!


        • #5
          Thanks you all. I felt the same way. In all fairness I also have not even use my dado set since I tend to be using the router more often than not..



          • #6
            Replace mine last month. In a word. *Don't!* Too much effort for the end result, especially since I too began to use a router more. I have also since then installed the dado set on a RAS as a permanant station.


            • #7
              I recently purchased a used TS3650 with the arbor problem. WHen I called Ridgid, they told me they weren't sending out a new arbor anymore, but they would pay for me to have it replaced at their nearest authorized service center.
              Like you guys, I had intended to just have the arbor around 'just in case'. To take the whole saw to the service center, then have the set up all messed up, and having a dedicated sled, ZCI's, etc...I decided if it ain't broke don't fix it.
              I had asked a question about filling in the dell with copper wire and soldering it, and someone here suggested using Weldbond filler - that he used it and it worked. I think that is a good idea, bought some, but haven't done it yet. I really don't use the dado much either.