I didn't mention a slider earlier because of the specific question asked in the OP by the OP but since that's been broached...yea, that would be and is my personal preference, too. I'm truly "hating" being back on a c North American style cabinet saw in my temporary shop right now...I find it so limiting, particularly for crosscutting...and can't wait to get back on a slider once my shop building is up and ready. A short stroke slider has a similar footprint to a cabinet saw, especially once extra outfeed support, etc., is added to the latter. I love the precision and have adapted my workflow and habits over the years to better leverage a slider, too. I also find the format to be inherently safer than a cabinet saw since for many operations, no hands are anywhere near the blade.