I spent some time today going through the table saw setup and adjustment. As it turns out, my saw (a Ryobi BT3100) has a pretty decent following. I did figure out why I’d never been happy with the rip fence. I’d always used the grooves in the casting to align it. As it turns out, this saw is not like others. You don’t align the blade to the table. You align everything off the blade. I got the miter slot (an optional part), sliding miter table, and front scale all adjusted to the blade, lubed the jack screw that raises and lowers the blade, and checked the rip fence. Turns out, it’s pretty close to dead nuts on and always locks itself in place perfectly aligned… you just have to ignore the grooves in the table. Who knew? Anyway, I cleaned it up and gave the table a coat of wax, and cut a feather board and some trim strips for a remodeling project. It’s awesome. One down.