If you are a "top feeder" when doing your fretwork on boards that are 3/4" thick or thicker, it is very easy to get the blade in the hole. However, sometimes the opening in your saw table is not exactly lined up and you have to move your wood around to get the blade through the wood and the saw opening. Take a "magic marker" and draw a line on the saw table from the back to the front of the table through the center of the hole. Then, draw a perpendicular line to this one from the center of the hole out to each side. Now, it is much easier to hit the bullseye!!