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#1 posted 08-12-2017 01:44 PM

I have had the 3612 for over 12 years, it’s my first TS and I’ve learned an amazing amount over the years and have yet to find a task it will not do. Mine was a floor model being sold off in the great HD Grey Tool Sell off. I paid $300 and the rails were bent, so the tool manager opened a new 3650 and gave me the fence and rails from it, which work fine if not perhaps a bit better.

On my saw, seen here you can see a few of the mods I’ve made.
a) changed mobile base to a Herc-U-Lift, (old one now on jointer)
b) added a 3/4” melamine ply with a maple wrap to the right side wing for my router. The rectangle brace is just held in place by tension when I lower the saw from the herc-u-lift.
c) used tempered hard board and adhesive velcro to close the back with 3 pieces, has to come off though for bevels
d) 4” DC fitting to bottom of saw
e) and of course, crosscut sled, panel sled, aux / sac fence, fingerjoint sled, miter sled, miter spline sled etc etc

I kow there are better saws out there but for the money and the amount of time I get to play with it I’m very happy and would agree first bid at $250 and see what else might be being sold along with it blades sleds throat plates etc.

Good luck

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