I use a zero-clearance insert in the table saw opening, so the ripped strips don't wander into the "normal" wide clearance insert. This is basically a piece of baltic birch plywood, cut to the size of the original insert. I use set screws to level the new insert to the table, clamp a couple pieces of scrap 2x4 over it, then raise the spinning saw blade through the new insert, as high as you like. The new insert now has a slot the width of your blade. When using it, install a riving knife of any sort at the back of the blade, to keep the ripped strips off the blade.