Shim Fix/Upgrade

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  • jhudge
    Forum Newbie
    • Jan 2005
    • 7
    • Cypress, TX, USA.

    Shim Fix/Upgrade

    After having looked around the site for the last couple of weeks, I finally decided to join. Just in time, as I have finally encountered the shim problem on my BT3000. I remember seeing something about a fix and/or upgrade, but as is typically the case, I can't find it now that I need it. Can anyone out there offer advice on the best way to tackle this?

  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746

    The conversion is easy, no ,ore difficult than putting back in the old style shims.

    Here is what you need:
    2 ea #0181010314 spring shims (BT3100)
    2 ea #969600001 flat shims (BT3000/BT3100)
    1 ea guide holder #0181010110 (BT3100)

    I would suggest that as long as the saw is torn down that you replace the belts.
    2 ea #662329001 (BT3000/BT3100}

    Some have had a problem seating the new guide holder on the bearing race. It is not a push on fit by hand. I used two small Quick Clamps to seat it.

    The parts are available through: east of the Miss. 877-500-7499 west of the Miss.


    • Black wallnut
      cycling to health
      • Jan 2003
      • 4715
      • Ellensburg, Wa, USA.
      • BT3k 1999

      #3 Link to Norm's Shim supports. A permanant fix retaining the origional shims (only applies to the BT3000)
      Donate to my Tour de Cure

      marK in WA and Ryobi Fanatic Association State President

      Head servant of the forum


      • leehljp
        Just me
        • Dec 2002
        • 8469
        • Tunica, MS
        • BT3000/3100

        Welcome Jhudge! With you being a BT3000 user, it is probably safe to say that you have been woodworking for at least a little while. Join in the fun here and be sure to post some picts of your work. Your contributions and questions are welcome!
        Hank Lee

        Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


        • Ken Weaver
          Veteran Member
          • Feb 2004
          • 2417
          • Clemson, SC, USA
          • Rigid TS3650

          Welcome aboard Jhudge!!
          Ken Weaver
          Clemson, SC

          "A mistake is absolute proof that someone tried to do something!


          • crokett
            The Full Monte
            • Jan 2003
            • 10627
            • Mebane, NC, USA.
            • Ryobi BT3000

            jhudge, I sent you an email about the process. I just finished it myself.

            The chief cause of failure in this life is giving up what you want most for what you want at the moment.


            • bmyers
              Veteran Member
              • Jun 2003
              • 1371
              • Fishkill, NY
              • bt 3100

              I have one of these I can sell you cheaper if you want it..
              1 ea guide holder #0181010110 (BT3100)

              I'm parting out a BT3100. Email me.


              "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"


              • norrodb
                Forum Newbie
                • Dec 2002
                • 22
                • Crafton, PA, USA.

                I have the Shim upgrade package listed on EBAY if anyone is interested.


                Brent in Pittsburgh