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RIDGID TS3650 Power Upgrade (Motor & Starter)

08-20-2011 04:18 PM by JohnnyDust | 10 comments »

I have been realatively happy with the TS3650 from the durability/accuracy/engineering standpoints but the saw is underpowered for a number of necessary cuts in woodworking. So, I decided to undertake the upgrade of the power system after seeing an article here about a cheap way to do so. Here are my product choices and the final result…. Sorry for the posting delay fellas… Got on my honeydo list! Now the Motor is a 3hp I bought on ebay in a 56 frame style. It IS an open frame type so dust collection is a real concern to keep from cloging the brushes on the motor but this is highly doable. The starter (shown in these pictures in test wiring mode) is a WEG purchased f...

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