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  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21158
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    25th anniversary w/ my BT3 saw

    I just realized that I am now in my 25th year with my BT3000 saw, I think I purchased it new in about January of 2000, its serial number is in late 1999.

    I've used it on and off a lot, it's given me a lot of satisfaction. I never really feel like I outgrew it.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 05-30-2024, 11:39 AM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions
  • jlhumbert
    Forum Newbie
    • Jul 2015
    • 29
    • Palatka, FL
    • Ryobi BT3000

    #2
    25 years? That is just amazing!!

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    • leehljp
      Just me
      • Dec 2002
      • 8479
      • Tunica, MS
      • BT3000/3100

      #3
      Congratulations! And what silver tool are you going to buy for celebration? I will have mine for 24 years this fall.
      Hank Lee

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

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      • Slik Geek
        Senior Member
        • Dec 2006
        • 677
        • Lake County, Illinois
        • Ryobi BT-3000

        #4
        I received my BT-3000 in August, 1996 as a gift. The date code indicates it was manufactured in the ninth week of 1996. I had first used a friend's BT-3000 earlier. I didn't realize that I was coming up on my 28th year with the saw! (Until this thread). I've enjoyed using the saw all these years.

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        • RangerRick
          Forum Newbie
          • Jun 2011
          • 23
          • Mass.
          • bt3000

          #5
          I just went down stairs to check my BT3000 receipt. May 14 1992-$529. Great machine, still going strong. I received a couple of drive belts yesterday.

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          • LCHIEN
            Internet Fact Checker
            • Dec 2002
            • 21158
            • Katy, TX, USA.
            • BT3000 vintage 1999

            #6
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            Thirty-two years, wow!
            The date of manufacture is encoded on the serial number plate of BT3000s.
            There will be a four digit number like 9910 which means the 10th week of 1999. Or the above label 20th week of 2000 (approx May of 2000)
            1992 was the first year of production, I think. I'd like to see a photo of your serial number plate. It must be a very early saw.
            13A motor? Old 2-button power switch? Open circle elevation handle? These all changed after the first year.
            Its a piece of BT3000 history.
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            Last edited by LCHIEN; 05-22-2024, 09:54 PM.
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
            If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
            BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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            • RangerRick
              Forum Newbie
              • Jun 2011
              • 23
              • Mass.
              • bt3000

              #7
              Here they are, hopefully.

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              • LCHIEN
                Internet Fact Checker
                • Dec 2002
                • 21158
                • Katy, TX, USA.
                • BT3000 vintage 1999

                #8
                Yeah, wow 6th week of 1992 like February. Looks to be all original. Open handwheel, original switch, 13A motor. A real primordial bt3000!
                Last edited by LCHIEN; 05-27-2024, 01:51 AM.
                Loring in Katy, TX USA
                If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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