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Forum topic by Joseph Jossem posted 10-31-2012 01:20 AM 1284 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2012 01:20 AM

Has anybody used the incra 52” system for cabinet saws


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#1 posted 10-31-2012 01:39 AM

I have the 52” on a general saw and love it. I also have an LS-25 on my router table. Can’t beat the Incra stuff for accuracy.

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 04:18 AM

I use the Incra LS systems on my table saw and my router table. Love them both and I would not change.

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 04:23 AM

I have the 32” on my saw. No complaints. I have an older Incra system on my router table and another on the drill press.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 04:28 AM

Also have the 32” on my cabinet saw. Love it.

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 01:12 PM

I’ll be buying the TS-LS system before the end of the year. I’ll be putting it on my Delta contractor’s saw and mounting a left-side router table. I’ve been wanting to upgrade my TS for years and this is a great way to do it.

Just need to save up some more buckaleros.

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 04:49 PM

Another 32” user here. It’s my life. I would sleep with it if I could. :)

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 06:36 PM

They are very accurate and repeatable, as advertised. They
take up a lot of space though. Electronic fence
accessories may be just as repeatable for t-square
fences.

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 07:07 PM

I’ve never found the extra space needed to the right side of the saw to be an issue. I place my DC right where the carriage extends to the right. So when I need to cut big panels, which isn’t often, I just nudge the DC over (it’s on wheels) to give clearance for the carriage. Unless you just have an exceptionally small shop, this really isn’t a “con.”

As far as using digital accessories with regular T-fences, maybe. But with the Incra, you lock down immediately on 1/32” increments because of the lead-screw design. That means for wicked fast cuts, something you couldn’t really get with a digital T-fence.

Of course, the other half of the package is when you put a router in your TS wing. The router package and wonder fence provide great amounts of versatility and functionality. But even if I didn’t have that, the TS fence MORE than pays for itself in time saved.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#9 posted 11-01-2012 01:24 AM

thanks for the responces I am going to order one.Gotta figure out if it will fit on a 12” oliver saw I saw incra has xl versions that should work I think.Loren what are the electonic accessories?

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#10 posted 11-01-2012 02:13 AM

Oh, like the Wixey table saw digital readout. It’s a downmarket
version of the system sold for pro shops by Accurate Technologies.

It may be a trick to find crosscut scale tape that matches the
Wixey, but other than that it’s said to be near perfect in
terms of accuracy. I read somewhere that Johnson brand
tape measures and stick-on tapes match the Wixey pretty
well.

... for that matter it may be a trial to find stick on tape that
matches the INCRA perfectly… or at least to within 1/100th
of an inch.

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#11 posted 11-01-2012 04:30 AM

I came up with a solution to the Incra fence sticking so far out to the right on wide cuts. My table saw right side is against the shop wall. I cut a rectangular hole in the wall and added a hinged drop down door. Now when I need a wide cut I open the door and the fence slides right out into the covered car port. Does not seem like I lose much heat out the 24” x 6” opening, of course in the spring and fall it is open to increase air flow.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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