Seems to me that many of the intermediate priced tools work very well if you tune and true them up and make sure they stay that way. Just dumped my mid priced sliding coupound miter for a Bosch and I must say even untuned, the Bosch works MUCH better. More accurate cuts, less play, exact angles and I don't have to reach behind the machine to set angles. Next, a MUCH better table saw than my for now adequate Delta TS350. I have my eyes on a Powermatic, which isn't the most expensive saw, but clearly one of the very best. I have their jointer and it is a dream machine. Some tools don't brook compromise.