For me it was important that the table saw and the crosscut saw were integrated in the workbench and to have sufficient space to handle large plates, as sawing large plates (244x122cm) is one of the most frequent jobs. Accuracy is uttermost important, that is to say straight edges and right angles in most cases. For straight edges apart from table saw and crosscut saw a plunge saw (see below) is ideal when sawing in a large plate. It is more easy the move the saw in a large plate, than moving the plate through the (table) saw. For small pieces the opposite is true, and for sawing slats a rectangular cut is necessary and therefore a crosscut saw is indispensable. Before I purchased these saws I read several reviews before I made my decision.