To anyone who can help:
My Craftsman 10″ table saw, 315.228110 (identical to the Ryobi BT3000) has failed me. The internally threaded part of the blade lift mechanism appears to have stripped its threads. This part in an integral part of the motor assembly.
Sears wants $176 for a new motor assembly.
I am tempted, very tempted, to abandon the Sears/Ryobi saw and purchase a new Ridgid 3650. From looking at Ryobi parts on eBay I see I may be able to recover half of the price of the new saw by selling off good parts of the old saw – that is if I decide to go through the eBay hassle.
Has anyone had this same or a similar problem with this saw?
Can anyone help me make this decision?