I bought a basic 10" saw about a year ago. It works well enough, but since then I have figured out, "you can't have too big of a bed". Trying to keep work exactly level and square is a challange. If I am not careful, I end up with cuts that look like the lines on the modern highway (kind of weaves around a little). You didn;t mention, but have you considered a radial arm saw, which is not quite as good on the rip but close if you extent the work surface, but a lot better on the crosscut.