Quick cutting trick for thin material
When cutting thin material, such as plastic laminate, on a tablesaw, it tends to creep under the fence. Here's a simple solution to keep it on track: Tape a length of drywall J-channel to the tablesaw's fence. The laminate rides securely in the channel without riding up or sliding down. Just remember to add an extra 1⁄16 " to your dimensions to account for the thickness of the channel.
—Byron Manthey, Hutchinson, Minn.