I did exactly this about 4 or 5 years ago. My relatively small table saw took up the complete space of the garage end of my workshop and it was mainly used for breaking down sheet goods. The TS, guide rails and Parf Dogs provide a far better (and for me more accurate) method of dealing with MDF and ply.
However, I still needed to do sawn rebate work as the saw's scribing line is usually so much better than a routed line. I bought a cheap and cheerful small table saw and only afterwards discovered that the riving knife could not be easily removed for rebating. I subsequently migrated to the CMS-TS which works brilliantly. It is small and easy to move out of the way yet produces excellent results both for rebating and those narrower rips which are often so difficult with a TS and rails.
So, to answer your question - yes I do miss a small aspect of the capability of my old table saw. It has been mainly replaced by the TS and rails but for narrow rips and rebating I still need a small table saw and the CMS-TS is the perfect choice.
Thanks for chiming in Peter. I have a fairly substantial investment in Festool and was thinking that going with CMS system could replace a router table and possibly the conventional table saw. Unfortunately, it's NAINA and who knows when it would become available. A good portable unit like the SS or Bosch could act as a substitute until the Festool model arrives upon our shores. I was in the process of starting to build a conventional router table but I became intrigued with the CMS system instead. Now I'm trying to decide if it's better to get the GE model or since I'm getting a new MFT/3, a VL system. I'm thinking the VL with the hope that the TS module will make it over here and the MFT/3 can act as a support wide table.
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