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  • Zen and the Art of Splitter Shim Making

    Zen and the Art of Splitter Shim Making

    I'm a proud owner of a Ryobi BT3000 table saw. When I saw the Ryobi BT3100 update for the first time, I looked carefully for changes. One of the small but useful improvements is the use of splitter guides along with shims for the splitter/blade guard assembly....
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  • BT3000 Rear Fence Clamp Replacement

    BT3000 Rear Fence Clamp Replacement

    Originally Posted by Martin Call in the category BT3000 Maintainence & Repair

    This file outlines how to make a replacement "clamp" for the rear of the BT3K's rip fence. Very nice detail along with measured drawings....
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  • A DWG Drawing Of The BT3000

    A DWG Drawing Of The BT3000

    Originally Posted by Chris Hogan in the category General BT3000 Information
    This file is useful when designing your own cabinet to house the BT3000. It is a basic 3D drawing of the BT3000 with extension rails. This file is a 3-D AutoCAD 14 file.

    NOTE: Contrary to the instructions below, this file is not a PDF and therefore DOES NOT require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Simply click the download button and the DWG will be downloaded.

    bt3000.dwg
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  • The Rod Kirby Method of BT3000 Alignment

    The Rod Kirby Method of BT3000 Alignment

    The Kirby Alignment Method
    For the Ryobi BT3000 Table Saw

    By Rod Kirby
    This approach has three big advantages - it's simple, fast, and it works! I have been using this method successfully for years. Although the following seems "wordy", it's real easy. Everything centers around what I call my "alignment block". It's a piece of 1" thick MDF, 7-13/16" x 5-13/16", with 3/16" chamfers on the short sides of the top face. It's made this size so that when the saw blade is fully raised, the block sits against saw body, not the teeth. Do whatever you have to, to make the block exactly square, with parallel sides. Because this technique is so quick, I check all alignment at once... Step 1: Square the SMT miter fence to ...
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    Last edited by cphelps; 02-25-2018, 12:49 PM.

  • Things To Look For When Buying A Used BT3000

    Things To Look For When Buying A Used BT3000

    Below is an e-mail message from Jim Frye to an individual who is considering purchasing a used BT3000. In the e-mail message, Jim does a great job outlining things to look for to determining the overall condition of an “experienced” BT3000.

    I think the major things to look for a used BT3000 are as follows, and not necessarily in order of importance. This is the order I thought of them.
    1. The lead screw that runs the entire motor and arbor mount (locker bracket) passes through a threaded hole in the aluminum motor end
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    Last edited by cphelps; 02-25-2018, 12:22 PM.

  • Sears Parts Listing for The BT3000

    Sears Parts Listing for The BT3000

    Originally Posted by Rich Carmack in the category BT3000 Maintainence & Repair

    This document was created from the Sears site and was current as of 1/16/2001. It contains multiple exploded drawings of various sections of the BT3000 as well as part numbers. It is very usefull when ordering replacement parts from Sears....
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  • Sears' Exploded Parts Diagram Of The BT3000

    Sears' Exploded Parts Diagram Of The BT3000

    This file was submitted to aid BT3000 owners in ordering parts from the Sears Online web site. It contains an exploded drawing of the BT3000 with the Sears parts number of each part....
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  • Blade Height Adjustment Rebuild Instructions

    Blade Height Adjustment Rebuild Instructions

    Originally Posted by "JohnG" in the category BT3000 Maintenance & Repair I had to go through the ordeal recently of repairing the blade height adjustment on my B3000. The way this works is that the crank drives a shaft with a bevel gear on the end. The mating bevel gear turns a threaded shaft. The casting on the end of the motor (also supports the saw arbor) has a lug cast into it. This lug is threaded internally and the threaded shaft passes through this lug. As the shaft turns, the lug raises and lowers the motor and the saw arbor. There is another part to this story with the sl...
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    Last edited by cphelps; 02-25-2018, 10:15 PM.

  • A BT3000 Maintenance Check List

    A BT3000 Maintenance Check List

    A BT3000 Maintenance Check List
    By Jim Frye
    This document discusses the steps a BT3000 user could use to perform periodic maintenance in an effort to extend the life of the saw. The question of how often to perform this type of maintenance is dependent on the amount of usage. As a general rule of thumb, any time something on the saw does not perform in a normal fashion would be a good time to perform this entire maintenance process. Even if you are using the saw with an operating dust collection device of some type attached, you might as well perform the entire process, rather than just checking what you think ma...
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    Last edited by cphelps; 02-25-2018, 12:52 PM.

  • How To Identify the Date Of Manufacture Of Your BT3000

    How To Identify the Date Of Manufacture Of Your BT3000

    How old is my BT3K?

    Locate the tag with the serial number. The number alongside it shows the date of manufacture.
    The format is yyww, Year and week #.

    Mine was made in 1993, week #14



    Original PDF Document:
    bt3kage.pdf...
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    Last edited by cphelps; 02-25-2018, 10:52 AM.

  • Belt Replacement Instructions

    Belt Replacement Instructions

    Originally Posted by Ed Ellickson in the category BT3000 Maintenance & Repair

    This text is from a post on the Ryobi Power Tool Forum by Ed Ellickson titled "belt replacement" dated 9/13/98.

    When I broke my belts installing a zero-clearance throat plate, the search engine was down. The tech place where I bought the replacement belts didn't provide much help or direction.

    For those who have the problem later on, here is the procedure I figured out, which is quite fast:
    1. Unplug the saw.
    2. Remove the six screws
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    Last edited by cphelps; 02-25-2018, 12:57 PM.

  • Lonnie's No Measure Alignment procedure

    Lonnie's No Measure Alignment procedure

    Hi Guys -

    I haven't been on the forum much lately ... I bought a '55 MGTF-1500 that is taking up space, time, and money that is(was) used by my woodworking shop. The car has a wood frame beneith the body panels, so I guess it counts as woodworking.

    Thanks for resurrecting my No-Measure alignment thread. I see that it has lost some of the attachments. So I reposted it below.

    Note - there are a lot of good ways to adjust a BT3K or any other table saw. This is the one that I found is best for me. Any method that achieves the intended result is just as good.

    I set my rip fence to be parallel to the blade. I rip on both sides of the fence (bevels, size of workstock, etc.), so a setting that will allow extra space on the outfeed of one side of the fence could bind the stock on the other side of the fence. The No-Measure tool is easy for me to use for initial setting plus is a fast way to check that the fence is still in alignment.

    TIP: When you determine which direction the rip fence needs to move to get into alignment, and before you...
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