ok. Thanks everyone for the responses and suggestions. I will raise the blade higher and see how it goes. Alternatively, the table saw came with a new 40tooth blade and I can use that as well. Thought the finer tooth would give me a better overall cut. Sounds like I should reserve this blade for plywood cutting. Also, I had this blade on the old saw and it did not experience the lift.
But as a newbie, this was very educational and I appreciate everyone's feedback.
So should I look for a daiblo 40 or 50 combo blade going forward?