No Longer Here, BY CHOICE
I'd definately stay away from the 12" sliders for what your looking to do. I have no experience with one personally but was doing research a year ago when I was thinking of replacing my POS 10" Craftsman saw. Seemed everywhere I went to read reviews, I found people complaining about accuracy in the larger saws because theres just too much flex in the sliding mechanism. This was even in the more expensive saws such as Bosch and DeWalt. The Bosch and Makita 10" saws seemed to regularly get high marks though.
After seeing what it was going to cost me for accuracy even in a 10" saw, I just decided to build a cross cut sled for my TS. My CMS now only gets used for rough cuts and chopping turning blanks. For accuracy, I go to the TS and the Super Sled!!
RRBrown, knottscott and many others were banned, they didn't just leave. They were banned for standing up to the new owners that are destroying this site. Come join us all at woodworking chat, the best new woodworking site on the net!!