Hi Don. I have plastic and cloth drop cloths for painting too. I tried using them on the saw when I was finishing stuff but they’re so filthy with drywall dust, gobs of compound, hardened paint drops, wood chips from various projects, etc, that it was very distracting for me when finishing to keep the work piece out of that filth. I found that a fresh, clean sheet of paper is a lot less frustrating and distracting for me when I’m doing that kind of work. And it’s not a daily thing so the cost isn’t that much for me. That’s just one man’s opinion, of course, and as they say, your milage may vary.
Losing fingers since 1969