I had a 3550 for years, built a lot of nice furniture etc, but wrestled with the same alignment and other issues that everyone else did, and found solutions just like everyone else did. A friend recently made me an offer to buy the 3550 that I had to take, so I am in the market for a new saw. It is either the R4511 or the Delta 36-717 hybrid. I recently put the Delta together for a local shop, and the biggest issue I had while doing it was not being able to find my metric wrenches & aligning the splitter bracket with the arbor bushing, and running low on beer. I remember putting the 3550 together, and now reading the post about recalls and post after post about how to put the 4511 together without problems, this worries me. Anyone who has put together a table saw, used a table saw for any decent length of time could put the Delta together pretty much without the manual. Do not get me wrong, the 3550 served me well and I love my orange tools, and I have most all of them. I just do not want issues. The money and the Bies fense aside, someone help convince me to bleed orange again
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R4511 vs Delta 36-717