I went through the same thoughts about converting saws. Finally decided the best mini table saw was a band saw.
I have the Craftsman 10", which is really a Rikon saw. I am running Timberwold blades, I have resawn all sorts of different woods, even made some 3" wide WRC planks 1/16" thick. Using a blade with minimal offset will give a pretty good finish. YMMV.