I would NOT get that saw without the blade guard. Until you get totally familiar with the operations of a tablesaw AND what happens when you rip into a long piece of wood, even plywood, don't skimp on safety.
I won't give you a safety lesson here, you do need to read a saw manual, watch some of the more "watched" woodworkers demonstrate how to use a table saw and then make a well thought out purchase.
The Menard's house brand is Performax and they are a decent saw for the price when new:
As with any of the low end, low cost saws, they are lighter, have more plastic parts, may not have the most accurate fence, come with a blade that may not perform the best, etc. A used older, cast iron contractor saw may be a better choice, but it will be heavier, have a larger foot print and may not have a roll about stand. The motor on a contractor saw kinda hangs far out the rear, so it takes up more space. The Performax has a built in motor so, it's a small footprint.
Skil, Craftsman, Dewalt, and Ryobi and other portable table saws can cost as much as $600.00 depending on the stand and other standard equipment. My saw, a Bosch 4000-09 is a fine machine with good accuracy and plenty of power. It has a really nice fence, which is very important. It locks securely and parallel to the blade and miterslot, which is also very important. The fence is really the heart of the tablesaw, more so than the blade or the motor in my opinion.
Blades are another subject, but the cost has come way down and quality has gone way up in the last 10 years or so. Freud's Diablo line are thin kerf and require less power from the motor and cut really well. I own a bunch of them with different tooth patterns.
Good Luck in your new venture!