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Making safe cuts: Sliding miter saw vs Radial-arm saw

In multiple questions (this is one) having to do with sliding miter saws, we have been admonished how to correctly make cuts - to wit: with the motor off, pull the saw outward, push the saw down, turn ...
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What is the hook angle on a saw blade?

One of the specs listed on saw blades is the hook angle. What does this mean, and when would you choose one over the other?
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How can I securely attach a sacrificial top to my radial arm saw table?

I have just built a table for my RAS using two pieces of 1/2" MDF glued together. I plan on adding a sacrificial top to this using 1/4" PLY. I am wondering what the best method for adhering this to ...