Craigslist has lots of radial arm saws (RAS) listed for very reasonable prices. I've been tossing around the idea of picking one up for cross-cuts that are too big for my compound mitre saw. Yet the magazines are full of articles about fabbing a cross-cut sled for the table saw (and nary an article on the use of the RAS!
Is the RAS inherently inferior to a well-made cross-cut sled on a decent table saw? For SPF and construction, I shouldn't think so. But what about for lumber that one pays by the board foot?