I've been using a Craftsman 10-inch RAS for about 35 years to build everything from kitchen cabinets and an entertainment center to picture frames. This summer I bought a TS 3612, and with it in combination with a miter saw I am not going back to the RAS.
Crosscutting is, of course very smooth on a RAS, altho on mine I am limited to about an 18-inch width. Ripping the frame molding always made me a bit nervous, but with hold-down jigs things (almost) always worked out well. I used the RAS through about 2/3 of a home remodel, building some cabinets, and general framing details. But the last 1/3 has been done with the TS 3612 coupled with an old Sears mitersaw "borrowed" from my stepson. These make a great combination, and since I acquired them the RAS has gotten virtually no use. The TS is accurate every time. For rips I set the fence by the indicator on the rail, and don't need to check the blade-to-fence distance - it is always right on. And the blade is 90 degrees to the table when cranked to the stop. It has been great for doing the trim, light boxes, and shelves in the master bathroom portion of the remodel. Get the TS, and also spring for a miter saw, which you can park on the TS, or under the rails when not in use. I am short on space, also, and love the lift system that allows me to move the saw from its storage space out to where I can use it, with very little effort.
Have fun with whatever you end up with - either will produce fine projects.
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