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Forum topic by SlipKid posted 03-10-2019 09:32 PM 589 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2019 09:32 PM

I resently purchased a Ridgid table saw TS3650 for $200.00, in excellent shape. I know the reviews of this saw are mixed but for this price it was worth it for me. Only issue is it’s missing the splitter. Any ideas of what I can do to replace it. I looked at the micro jig system using those small tabs installed after the blade.
Any suggestions
Thanks


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#1 posted 03-10-2019 11:18 PM

I would do a little more research and don’t just take my word for it but I believe this will work on your saw, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-Table-Saw-Blade-Guard/143159130179?hash=item2154f2f843:g:xcIAAOSw0AFcfkaO

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#2 posted 03-10-2019 11:41 PM

I’m guessing my “splitter” you mean whast Ridgid calls “Spreader Assembly” ( # TH1010 ) in their parts list. Their website lists the part as no longer available, but I’d start by watching eBay, where tool parts turn up now and then. You can look at a diagram of it on their parts page: https://ridgid.ordertree.com/catalog/partslist/view/groupid/235176/?assembly=Blade%2BGuard%2BAssembly&assemblyid=51146 .

If you’re game for some metal work you might fab something like it from sheet stock. It looks ver similar to many other spreaders I’ve seen on small saws, so it might be easy enough to adapt one made for different model. I think that’s what I’d do.

You can use to saw without one, as we did for decades before they makers started putting them on saws. If so I would abide by my first rule of table sawing: keep your vital parts out of the line of rotation on the blade. That way if something does kick back it won’t hurt you, at least.

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#3 posted 03-10-2019 11:58 PM

The splitter on eBay looks like a good fit.

I am missing the bracket as well or I could maybe make the top sheet metal piece myself.

Thanks for the replays guy’s.

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#4 posted 03-11-2019 12:08 AM

You could also look at Shark Guard. Link

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#5 posted 03-11-2019 01:16 PM

The MicroJig system is going to be the cheapest option, and they work quite well, so long as you get the holes drilled properly.

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#6 posted 03-11-2019 01:50 PM

Kid, I’ve got the same saw & my splitter/guard has been on a shelf for nearly 20 years now. If you need specs/pics for any of it I can send you those. I’ve also got the micro jig splitter system sitting on a shelf also unused. I have a wide variety of push sticks and various feather boards that do get LOTS of use. I’d suggest you get Kelly Mehler's book You’ll need to go through the saw from top to bottom to check all functioning parts and ensure proper alignment for safe function. The book also has quite a bit about safe process and procedures. As you hone you skill and become comfortable with the saw you’ll understand why the splitters are always off of the saws.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#7 posted 03-11-2019 02:21 PM



Kid, I ve got the same saw & my splitter/guard has been on a shelf for nearly 20 years now. If you need specs/pics for any of it I can send you those. I ve also got the micro jig splitter system sitting on a shelf also unused. I have a wide variety of push sticks and various feather boards that do get LOTS of use. I d suggest you get Kelly Mehler s book You ll need to go through the saw from top to bottom to check all functioning parts and ensure proper alignment for safe function. The book also has quite a bit about safe process and procedures. As you hone you skill and become comfortable with the saw you ll understand why the splitters are always off of the saws.

- ChefHDAN

Wow! I’m sure this comment regarding splitters was well intentioned but it’s contrary to every single authoritative comment I’ve ever seen regarding safety and table saws.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#8 posted 03-11-2019 03:12 PM



Wow! I m sure this comment regarding splitters was well intentioned but it s contrary to every single authoritative comment I ve ever seen regarding safety and table saws.

- toolie

Is that why your avatar shows two TS without splitter/guards?

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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