Table saws are a pretty simple tool, whether it be contractors saw, bench top saw, or cabinet saw. They are great for ripping and crosscutting. However, by adding a few well designed jigs and fixtures, you can add a lot of versatility and precision to your saw.
Safety is also a real concern with the table saw as it is one of the most dangerous woodworking tools in the shop. Building a few jigs to keep your fingers safe and to reduce the chances of kickback is not a bad idea either.