This may be a bit too broad for this site, but I hope that it's specific enough to stay. If not, I'll close it.
I started on a project this weekend, and some (most) cuts on the table saw did not go as well as I had hoped. The edges show burning, the cuts aren't straight or true, the wood didn't feed smoothly, and I could feel the table saw tipping a bit towards the end of a cut.
I was cutting 1/2" and 3/4" plywood (blondewood from Lowes), had Lowes make a few cuts to get it into more easily-managed sized pieces, and had my father-in-law helping to wrangle the wood during the cut. I ripped a 1/2" off a 76" long, 40" wide piece of 1/2" plywood, and cut a 40"x56" piece of 3/4" down to 35 1/2"x37 1/16". My tablesaw is a 10" Craftsman Evolv, which has a ~24"x18" table, with the blade approx 10" from one side and 14" from the other.
So, my overall question is: is it poor technique leading to those problems or is my tablesaw not up to the job of ripping down larger pieces of wood?
Some related follow up questions: is it just that my blade needs a cleaning or sharpening? Or maybe I need a different blade (I'm using the stock 24T blade it came with)? Should I not even use the tablesaw for breaking down plywood, but a circular saw instead (I had similar burning problems previously with my circular saw)? I suspect that the tabletop is just too small to work with big pieces of wood, but short of buying more wood to try it, I'm not sure.