I purchased a TS3650 from HD as well for the full price of $597 on 12/24/03. Missed the sale. Didn't even know there was one that is untill I joined the Ridgid fourm. As I started the read all the threads about getting a 20 % discount. So on 12/26 I went to the HD where I purchased the saw and talked to the manager but they wouldnt't adjust the price. This weekend I had to drive down the Louisville, KY, so I decided to stop into the HD in Louisville talked to the service desk and whala they price adjusted it right there on the spot no hassel saved me $124+ and since HD exteded there no interest and no payment plan until Jan 2005.I got that as well. Thanks to all of you who posted about the 20% sale, Can't wait to get the TS up and running I'll let you know how it goes :D
Welcome to the Forum, and congratulations on the purchase. I'm sure you will be happy with the purchase. I've owned my TS2424 for over a year and a half, and punished it some, and still does the delicate/intricate/precision cuts I would expect from a much more expensive saw. Just keep it tuned up and it will slice and dice as you'd expect.