I initially couldn’t choose which sliding mitre saw to buy, so I decided to make do with only a track saw for the time being. With the 1m guide rail, the track saw works just fine for longer cross cuts that would require a sliding mitre saw. But when cutting baseboards, I ran into issues and realized that a mitre saw was a necessity after all. With the sliding function no longer a necessity, and a local hardware store having a sale (€109), I bought the non-sliding Metabo KS 216 M Lasercut. As the name implies, it has a 216mm (8.5″) blade and is of the compound type, i.e. with both mitre and bevel function.
Assembly consisted of adding the table extensions. Included are a clamp for an end stop and a dust collection bag. The table was well oiled, probably to prevent rust. This model comes with both an LED light and a laser. The latter was set up quite accurately and is pretty useful. Due to the lack of a sliding function, the saw is very compact. It works fine, and at the price that I paid, I think it’s a good deal if the cutting width of 120mm at 0 degrees and 80mm at 45 degrees mitre angle is sufficient.