I love them for a few reasons, the cursor for one has a much finer line that lends itself to more accurate measurements. Two the fence can be adjusted backward for much safer ripping, and can be pulled back for a more accurate cross cutting stop. The fence can be flipped to make a low profile, that comes in handy for narrower rips. It is also dead flat which is nice. The only thing I don't like about it is there is no where to store your push sticks. It is much more like the sliding table saw fences which I also like. It is also the type of fence that I learned on so there is also that.