I think John is right on target. I have a DeWalt RAS, a Makita slider, Dewalt dualbevel CMS, ts3650 and a bt3000 Rybobi that has a SMT. I do remodeling so I need portability so the RAS stays in the shop. I was going to sell the RAS but for x-cutting and dado it is great, and it is a real DeWalt made in Italy(not Yellow). I also am lazy and do not like changing blades. I would use the CSMS or RAS over the SMT anyday in x-cuts.