Shopmade Tablesaw Throat Plate
Using some scrap plywood, create a custom throat plate that guards against kickback and prevents tearout of sheet goods.
In this video, FWW publisher Anatole Burkin shows how he makes his own custom-fitted throat plate for a table saw. Aftermarket throat plates, or inserts as they are sometimes called, are available. But if you want to upgrade your saw on the cheap, this one can be had for just some time in the shop.