Ever look at your table saw and realize that it is not up to par with what you want it to be? Many can’t afford a cabinet saw or even a contractor saw. (Or even the inbetween hybrid saw like I have). And on a bench saw or portable saw you usually will only have a 12 inch capacity.
Now I did have a bench saw that had a pull out extension, but it was about 400 dollars once the taxes were added. So they still aren’t near as low priced as a bench saw can be. But don’t fret. You can add to the smaller table saws/bench saws in order to expand the ripping width.
In the 2 videos below, the woodworker shows how he goes from a 12 inch ripping width to a 40 inch. Great project, and can be altered to almost any saw.