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DavidNJ

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619 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop incra

About two years ago poster Michael Peet described how he mounted an Incra fence on his SawStop PCS: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?157602-Incra-LS-TS-on-Sawstop-your-thoughts&p=1613736#post1613736

Mr. Peet determined that SawStop used the steel rail to support the cast iron wings. When removing them he thought it was necessary to have a replacement reinforcement made which he mounted between the Incra rail and the saw top. The pictures below show the fabricated support and the original rail, the support installed (Incra brackets also shown) and the installed Incra rail.

Have others had the same issue? Is it necessary to get a reinforcement? If so, is there a company that makes them?

Thanks,

David


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#1 posted 618 days ago

I called SawStop. They said if you wanted to the cast iron tables to maintain .001/.003 accuracy it would need a support, but the thought that level of flatness on the wings was unnecessary as long as the blade and fence were aligned.

Is that level of flatness needed?

BTW, the SawStops, like the Grizzlys, are made in Taiwan.

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#2 posted 618 days ago

I have the Incra rails without any additional support. I haven’t noticed a problem with my wings going out of flat (or rather, it hasn’t affected anything).

I guess the SS/Grizz Taiwan thing should serve to illustrate that one factory in Taiwan does not equal another factory in Taiwan.

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#3 posted 618 days ago

I have the LS-TS fence on my delta saw for 3+ years. I have no problems with the stamped steel wing to the left of the saw. I put the Sommerfeld aluminum router table to the right of the saw and attached it to the Incra rails. I noticed that the rails are starting to bend down from the weight of the router table. I have added a set of legs to the right side of the table to prevent future bending. This bending causes the gap between the bottom of the fence to the table to change as I move the fence left – right. Also the fence is not always 90 degree to the table depending on its position.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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