I have the need to cut a piece of melamine shelf into about 16-inch pieces. The shelf is six-feet long and 12-inches wide and it is a bit unruly for me to hold on the table saw by myself. So I figured I should make 18-inch wide piece with my circular saw then cut them down to final size on the table saw.
I have three questions:
1. I do not have a melamine blade on either saw. Do you think I can keep chipping to a minimum by running a piece of masking tape over the line I am cutting?
2. Which side is facing up for the circular saw?
3. Which side is facing up for the table saw?