I purchased the 3612 a week ago. It took me approximately 10 hours to put the saw and stand together. I ran into a couple of items that I had to stop and read the instructions again but nothing major. Anytime I buy something and all the parts (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) are there in the right bag and in the right amount, which was the case with this saw, I feel as though I've purchased a quality product.
Only one possible problem remains. The caster/lift system just doesn't seem right. I originally had the levelers installed to the bottom of the leveler, as the instructions indicated. When it came time to install the lower assemply I couldn't get the ends of the "tube front" under the leg brackets unless I angled them. This didn't seem right so I lowered the four levelers approximately 3/4 of the way down which allowed me to install the tube fronts without angling them. I then installed the upper assembly without a problem. When I stepped down on the "plate assembly" the upper assembly only traveled approximately 1 inch and did not lift the saw onto the casters. Tonight I repositioned the levelers by screwing them in again until they bottomed out. This provided more travel to the upper assembly which now gets the saw up onto the casters and allows me to move the saw around pretty easily. However, when I lower the saw off of the casters the levelers do not come completely in contact with the floor. I thought the weight of the saw would cause the levelers to contact the floor but this didn't happen.
With the saw off of the casters should I adjust the levelers until they just touch the floor? I'm fairly certain that both upper and lower assemblies were put together and installed as per the instructions. Anyone else run into this problem? Any suggestions would be appreciated.