I purchased the Sears hybrid about 3months ago. I bought the $650 model
because I already owned an Incra TSII fence and didn't need the Beisemier
fence that comes with the more expensive saw.
I really like this saw. It's not a unisaw, but it's more than enough for the
average home woodworker. It's solid, well built, and accurate. To my suprise
it was darn near perfectly aligned right out of the box. I tried it out on
some 2" white oak using a thin kerf Forrest Woodworker II and had no problem
making smooth easy cuts.
The best part is the price. Sears had the saw on sale for $600. I also got a
10% discount for bieng a craftsman club member. On top of that they took off
another 10% because of a one day sales promotion for 10% off anything in the
store. Sears also included with the saw a mail in coupon for a free 60 tooth
blade, a stacked dado, and a dado throat plate!!
Bottom line is I only paid $517 including tax. For that price I think
you'll have a hard time beating this saw.