It is a portable table saw, but it is able to rip lumber up to 40.5" long, which is about what you'd expect for a stationary model. Bosch went with an arbor lock system on this model. You'll either love it or hate it, as it will either come naturally, making for quick and easy changes, or feel odd, and take forever.
Best of all, there is simply no chance for kickback and the guard can stay on the saw where it belongs. How to use the jig. Set the rip width. Adjust the jig to the desired rip width and tighten the knob. Then slide the jig to the front of the table saw and clamp in place. Set the saw's fence. Use the board you're going to rip to set the fence.
Though it's not at the table saw, I think one of the safest and accurate methods if you have the festool system is a track saw with parallel guides with extensions. I've cut strips that were probably a 1/16th of an inch with that setup.
But when it comes to making a length-wise rip cut in wood, a table saw is the only tool that can do it accurately while producing cuts that look like factory edges. Rip-cut is a term that refers to cutting a workpiece lengthwise, usually parallel to the direction of the wood grain.
George Vondriska teaches you how to rip furniture legs to size on a table saw. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves doing one pass through with the full slab of wood, a 90-degree turn of the resulting leg, and a second pass through to achieve uniform dimensions on all four sides of the leg prior to planning.
The Felder videos I found on Youtube are what got me to thinking about how one rips wood on a sliding table saw. For ripping, the videos mainly showed the use of the sliding carriage. There are a lot of different techniques for sliding table saws that I should start learning, time to watch some videos.