haven't read all yet, however.
when pushing forward through fence, when narrow & wide piece are about to
seperate when they fully pass the blade, make sure you are pushing only on
the side that has support - the fence side. Otherwise, if you're pushing on
the left, or both, when the wood separates, by pushing forward, you will be
pushing the cut waste side directly into the back of the blade.
A cross cut sled is something everyone has to make, can't buy 'em. Easy,
and can buy and construct for penauts, w/ no tools, in minutes. The cuts
are perfect. Clamp on a stop and without a caliper you would never find any
difference on any corner.
Some rules are easy to remember. Never use the fence and the mitre at the
same time. Others, like this, through trial and error. Actually, there
should be a table. Think each cut through first.