I had the Craftsman TS with the junky fence. Good saw and I did not use it much so tweaking the fence every cut was not a big deal. Then I started using it more and it became an issue.
Fence? Might as well been clamping a 2X4 to the saw!
Except for the fence it was a good saw and served my needs so I started looking for a fence. I was quickly put off by the price's, paying way more for a fence than I paid for the saw.
I was garage saleing and one had a Rigid TS2424, It had what appeared to be a decent fence. It came with a couple Xtra blades and an almost unused Freud Dado blade for $225, plus it had the wheel base on it. I was not entirely sure this was a good fence but thought I would try it.
The Saw had been disassembled for a move and not put back together and the blade guard was missing. I eventually picked up the guard for $25
The fence on this is good, love the wheel base and have used the dado a few times. I sold the craftsman for $125. I got lucky on the $125, I would not pay that much for the Craftsman!
So for $150 I got a reasonable fence, a wheel base and a dado.
Now I am watching for something with a riving knife and internal motor so it will fit in the garage.
Maybe you might be better looking around and trading up?? HTH JIm