I was tempted by a cheap Harbor Freight 6-inch joiner at the irrestible price of $189. I am old enough to know better so I really have no one to blame but myself for ever buying this piece of junk.
First of all it took two full days to assemble it due to the instructions which had to have been written by a non-English speaking person who no idea at all of what he/she was doing.
I also bought a Rigid table saw for $569. At least it had clear instructions and was easy to assemble. Its fence has a visible bow in it--so far out I didn't even bother trying to just how far it was out. I can correct that by fastening a baltic birch plywood fence to it. I suspect that table is out and am waiting for a machinist straight edge to see just how far out. Their cust. service says that if the table is more than 12 thousandths out they will send me a new table but they didn't say how far out the new table might be. The one positive thing I an say for it is that is is fairly vibration free for a saw with a motor hanging out the back. (Cabinet saws usually have multiple belts which are short because the motor is below and very close to the arbor