I had to play in the shop today and use the table saw to see how it performed. A small and quick project of 2 tile bars for the kitchen came to mind. I could see how it ripped up a poplar 4x4, 45degree miter cuts and cross-cutting to length aIl cam to mind, I tried to use only the table saw but ended up using the jigsaw for 2 notches, planer for final thickness and orbital sander to round off the 45 degree cuts.
I was so focused on ripping the 4x4 poplar that I didn't think about the length until after I cut it. So I ended up using Western Cedar 1x4's that were long enough. The saws blade height made it in one pass on all rip cuts. The 45 degree went well as the split blade guard was useful. A note on the blade angle, the degree display is a sticker from 0 to 45. It was not attached/partially attached at set up. I played with it but the best I could get it to display "0" was at 1/2 degree, the first line, while 45 was lined up correctly.It's not a big deal but it would have been nice to have a dead on accurate display. With that said, I always check my blade angle when it;s changed. The blade height and blade angle adjustment were nice and have the lock on them.
Crosscuts were done with the miter gauge and I felt that it didn't have play in it.
The saw has a 2 1/2 inch port for dust collection besides having to borrow a 4 to 2 reducer from my jointer I was pleased with it.
With limited use I am happy how the saw performed. It has enough power and the fence is very good.