If you are going to do a large amount of ripping then a Yellow set of
board buddies are just the ticket.
When I built the mold for the boat I built, started with 2 x 12 x 24
doug fir timbers and ended up with 1-1/2" x 5/8" x 24 ft battens.
Easily made a mile of cuts and filled a dumpster with saw dust
that week end.
Those board buddy's made all the difference in ther world.
Prevented kick back and kept the stock against the fence.