I had a problem with my old saw early this Fall, and had to go get another one. I tried one from a big box store that was badly out of alignment, cutting about 1/5o of an inch extra on the back side of the blade. Not only does this make for poor cuts, it can also be rather dangerous. After returning the saw for a full refund, I considered other saws.
The one I finally settled on is by SawStop. It is just a contractor’s jobsite saw, but it is very accurate. I’ve already tried a couple of things that I would never attempt with my old saw, and they worked to near perfection. I can see that saw and I are going to have a long and fruitful relationship. The best part is that it can’t injure my finger the way the old one did.