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Equipped with 1.5 hp TEFC motor that operates at speeds to 3,450 rpm, Model TS3650 features 40-tooth carbide-tipped blade and Herc-U-Lift(TM) caster system. Other features include machined-steel pulleys, poly-V-belt drive, and cabinet with oversized base. Saw has 36 in. right and 12 in. left rip capacities; front- and rear-locking, self-aligning rip fence with micro-adjust mechanism; Ind-I-Cut(TM) alignment disc; and lever-actuated, micro-heel adjustment.
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Ridgid® Introduces the Ultimate Table Saw
New design provides unmatched capacity, performance and features (Elyria, Ohio, July 24, 2003) The RIDGID® 10" Cast Iron Table Saw, Model TS3650, sets a new standard in table saw features and performance for the professional and serious woodworker. The all-new design features vibration dampening cast iron construction, a Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) motor for longer life and the patented Herc-U-Lift(TM) caster system for easy, one-step mobility. The first in a line of new stationary and benchtop tools from RIDGID, the TS3650's features will enhance users' productivity and efficiency, and reward them with an outstanding quality of cut every time. "This is the ultimate table saw because it combines features that professionals need with innovative design, all backed by RIDGID's reputation for quality," said Jeff Drake, spokesperson for RIDGID. "In fact, the TS3650 was developed in response to feedback from professionals who were asked about features they wanted and needed in their table saws." The saw's 120/240 volt, 13/6.5 amp, TEFC induction motor is similar to those used in heavier industrial applications. Its design allows the motor to run cooler while protecting it from debris, contributing to better performance and longer motor life. Machined steel pulleys and a poly-V-belt drive deliver more torque with less vibration than standard V-belt systems. The unique drive system combined with the tool's cast iron construction enables the TS36560 to run very smoothly. A notable feature of the TS3650 is its Herc-U-Lift(TM) caster system that allows it to be positioned easily anywhere in the shop, particularly in space-starved shops that cannot dedicate premium floor space on a permanent basis. To move the saw, the user simply steps on the actuator platform to engage all four 360° rotating casters. The user then rolls the saw to its desired position, and once again pushes the foot pedal to disengage the casters allowing the saw to rest securely on its adjustable leveling feet. Another striking feature of the saw is its fully redesigned cabinet. The oversized base puts the controls closer to the user, making them more visible and accessible, enabling more efficient operation. The new elevation lock locks the carriage securely once the depth of cut is selected to prevent any "drift" from the desired setting. The saw has a 36-inch right and 12-inch left rip capacity for easily cutting beyond the center of 4' sheet materials. Contractors and woodworkers alike will also appreciate the saw's front and rear locking, self-aligning rip fence with micro-adjust mechanism for unparalleled accuracy and ease of use. The saw's T-slot miter gauge provides more support during crosscutting of wider stock. There is also an Ind-I-Cut(TM) alignment disc, which allows the user to easily and accurately align the blade with the cut line to ensure that each cross cut is perfect. The TS3650 also features a patented, lever actuated micro-heel adjustment to quickly and accurately eliminate any out of heel condition resulting in jointer quality cuts every time. The TS3650's cast iron table and extensions provide a solid, stable work surface and help absorb vibration during operation. The new extension design features clamping slots, which allow for fixtures and feather boards to be easily clamped to the table top, maximizing versatility. RIDGID® power tools are designed to serve the needs of professional contractors and woodworkers, who demand maximum power and superior durability. Packed with high-performance features, RIDGID power tools enhance productivity, enabling professionals to accomplish work more quickly, accurately and with less effort. Robust materials and rigorous engineering maximize the tools' power, heighten user comfort, and promote longer tool life. RIDGID® is a registered trademark of Ridgid, Inc., part of Emerson Professional Tools, a business of St. Louis-based Emerson (NYSE: EMR). RIDGID professional power tools are available at The Home Depot in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as in industrial supply centers across the United States. For more information on RIDGID tools, go to www.ridgid.com or for customer service call 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443). RIDGID TS3650 10" Cast Iron Table Saw Features o Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) motor o Machined steel pulleys with Poly-V belt drive o 36" rip capacity o Herc-U-Lift(TM) mobility system Capacity 36" max rip to right of blade 12" max rip to left of blade Max width of dado 13/16" Motor Horsepower: 1.5 rated, Max developed 3 Hp Voltage: 120/240 Amps: 13/6.5 RPM: 3450 Dimensions Main table: 20" x 27" Extensions: (2) 12" x 27" Weight Tool: 287 lbs. Accessories Dado throat plate Zero Clearance Insert Miter Gauge Hold Down Flip-Top(TM) work support Blade 40 tooth carbide-tipped blade Depth of cut 3 3/8" depth of cut at 90° 2 1/4" depth of cut at 45°