A good tear down video of a BT3100 which is very similar to the BT3000 except that it uses the thicker black shims.
Details to permanently afix your shims.
This picture shows the difference between new BT3100 shims on the left and old BT3000 shim on the right. They are not interchangeable. You can upgrade the saw to use the newer shims but you would have to find a replacement part for the guide holder (0181010110). I have heard there is mixed results with this approach.
I will make a video one of these days.
I purchased a Baileigh brake/shear so that I could manufacture stainless steel shims for the BT3000. After taking the time to dial in the perfect settings I made some fixed gauges for the various depths of cut and bend needed for repeat-ability. I’ll update this with some pictures soon.
I am selling them here on my website (cost saving compared to EBay) and on EBay.I also sell a complete set here on my website and on Ebay.
Save your Ryobi BT3000 table saw! Replace the shims so the arbor raises and lowers with ease again. These shims are made from 302 stainless steel which are rust resistant and very durable. Order 2 if you would like to replace both shims.
Manufactured with a Shear/Brake to ensure precision. There is no waviness or rough edges to the shims, and they seat nicely.
Here is a graphic which shows all of the locations I have shipped shims to: