Collin, this may not be an answer to your table saw problem, but it's worth looking into. It sounds as though your saw is underpowered for what you want to rip. Consider a thin kerf blade with about 25 or 30 teeth, that's designed for ripping. That may help. But the next problem will be putting it on the saw when you want to rip, and then change over when you want to crosscut. It is time consuming when you only have one board to rip, but that's about the only solution I can think of.
Yeah, I work out of my small 1 car Garrage, and on the occasional large scale project I run into the limits of my tools. I usually can figure out a workaround, like a Tracksaw or a router sled, but that life in a small shop with hobbyist sized tools.
I had a similar realization with my 6” Jointer, it’s really just for small work, doesn’t have the size to really flatten and square long board properly. I’m glad though that I at have a Jointer.
I would expect it to perform similarly to the short cone JDS, Jet and Laguna units it resembles. Those could be a guideline for general results expected. Each has their own twist on the compact cyclone approach focusing on some technology, footprint, mobility, ease of emptying and so forth.
@EEstudent I have my bandsaw sitting sort of in the middle of an area. I don't have out feed or in feed support and I've never really had an issue with it. Being able to quickly access both sides allows me to walk around from the in feed side to the out feed side.
The only think i can think of as a downside for having it where you are talking about is if a wall gets close and limits the curves that you can cut.
Yeah that grave here would have easily been twice that. Usually aggregate averages out to 1.8 tons per cubic yard compacted. Ya know for next time .