so I started to rip my strips and I will be quick to admit that the last time I used a table saw was like shop class in 8th grade...a long time ago.
So, my table saw is the basic skil saw. The thing is no frills, if there was one thing I knew was cheap even before buying it, it was the rip fence. For the most part, my cuts are pretty straight and even, but some are slightly smaller and others larger than another member. the amount is minimal, but it is enough to notice.
I wanted to ask before getting too deep into this, is that an issue or will I be OK if I put all the overhangs to the inside of the frame?
Maybe it is my technique, maybe it is the cheap saw, but is there any tips that ensure even cuts every time? Can I replace the rip fence with a better one that is nice and sturdy like the ones on the more expensive saws? Heck, the one thought I did have was to cut a 1-1/2" piece of wood and then instead of the rip fence, clamp a piece of wood to the table and use that as the guide. Any thoughts or recommendations are welcome.