We're not big fans of lasers. The Craftsman and Ryobi saws include lasers, and we experimented using them as an aid for lining up the saw and following a line. If you're not an experienced carpenter, you may find this feature helpful. But we wouldn't factor this into the decision when considering one saw over another.
Check out this project on RYOBI Nation - I decided to build this to fill a real need to store the baby's toys out of view so we can actually entertain friends without feeling like we were doing so inside of a daycare. It went fairly easy using a Kreg pocket hole jig, Titebond glue and a couple Ryobi saws and sanders. I chose a plan from Ana White's site. http://www.ana-white.com/2014/03/apothecary-coffee-table
Amazing easy roll away diy workbench with built in mitersaw, table saw and kreg jig. Free plans by ana-white.com space saving design features two large work carts with embedded bench tools. Make building easier!
I needed a way to collect the sawdust shooting out of my Ryobi Table Saw so I placed a board underneath it and cut a hole in the center. I 3D printed a funnel vacuum attachment to connect my shopvac I bought at Harbor Freight. The design also have a coupling to fit the hose to the funnel. Changing just the coupling allows this design to work with any size vacuum hose. Full details of the project are in my latest Filament Friday video on YouTube. https://youtu.be/xvabaUf7YMg
Check out this project on RYOBI Nation - A fun, easy heart puzzle kids will love and can be customized to a look adults will love. You can accomplish the simplicity of this project with only a scroll saw, paint and a piece of sand paper. (For a little quicker option you can add in an orbit sander, jig saw and a skill saw.)