Originally Posted by Jackofall1
A miter saw will be more versitile, but all saws have their limitations, a table saw long straight cuts can be achieved by using a guide and a circular saw.
I could't disagree more with the first part.
On the versatility scale, a miter saw is the seccond worst saw I can think of. (Chop saw would take the cake.)
A tablesaw can accurateley rip, cross-cut, mitres, dado and more.
A mitre saw makes quick and accurate cross-cuts and mitre cuts.
A circular saw can do specializes in being versitile and portable, but lacks the accuracy of the mitre and tablesaw.
In decently skilled hands, it's accurate enough for all construction work, except some trim.
That being said, for construction work, my two top saw choices would be circular and miter saw.
I think miter saws are great, just far from versitile compared to other saws.