My shop and wallet are small so I must make do with just a few tools. I purchased the track saw first for dust control. My wife has allergies and I want to create as little sawdust as possible. Yea, I know there is a bunch on the floor in the photos, but that was from the router and I had no way to avoid that. And it is great for long, straight cuts. It provides a lot of control.
Track saw not for crosscuts? Why not? It works just fine. And I do not have or plan to have a miter saw, but yes it would be faster. I have no space for it and the space on both sides for the stock to stick out. And I have to wonder just how accurate they can cut angles with all the weight of the saw hanging on the rotating support. And how long will that initial accuracy last.
Besides, as I said, this was just to rough cut the pieces. They are 1/2" oversize and will be trimmed on the table saw. I have a more conventional circular saw and with a good blade, it makes nice cuts. But I liked the idea of just sitting the track saw in place and then plunging down. I had absolutely no problems with jamming. Down and up and done.
As for using the track, it only took a few extra seconds and it was easier to see the cut lines that way. Also, with the rubber strips on the back, there was little tendency for it to shift. The saw, by itself, may easily move around during the cut and then there might be binding or other problems.
I have been using the track saw for a couple of months now and I do love it. Perhaps it is not the fastest way to do things, but it does a lot and does it very well. I did buy a good blade for it, the Griz blade that came with it was not the best.
Man, you need a work bench!
I do all of my work in a one car garage. Have all sorts of power tools and the washer/dryer/H/W heater and a freezer in there, along with a full miter saw station and a huge toolbox.
When I bought my track saw (Scheppach, same as the Grizzly), it came with two 25 inch tracks and connectors. I use one of those for cross cuts, especially when I am cutting cabinet sides to length.
Here are a few pics of my workstations. They work great. My work bench also serves as an outfeed table for the table saw. With dog holes and T track, it is very versatile and every project winds up on this table at some point. Face frames, cabinets, liquor cabinet, toy boxes, doors and drawer construction...everything.
I also built an adjustable height workstation (with dual routers) so I can operate the router(s) at a higher working height (about 39 inches) so I don't kill my back, or lower it to do assembly work, or adjust it to the same height as my do-it-all work bench. A RV scissor jack provides the lifting action.
My mobile workstation is really handy to have around. It has multiple options for clamping stuff (see pic of 3 different style clamps). My secondary purpose for this workstation was to have a place to store my Porter Cable dovetail jig. Formica prevents glue from sticking.
I bet one of these would come in real handy for ya. I don't have any plans. I just winged it.
Good luck. Hope you get some inspiration from these ideas.