I have been pondering purchasing a 3612 for about a year now. Tonight I stopped at one of the local HD stores (we have about 4 within an hour of my house). I had been keeping an eye on their tool crib waiting for the 'old' Ridgid stock to go on sale. Tonight the 'last' 3612 was marked at $469 (down from $649) so I snapped it up. Partially Assmebled it tonight, will finish it tomorrow. I'll let you know how the process winds up.