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455 days ago

how much space to the right of the blade is required for maximum rip capacity? leaning heavy towards this fence. i just need to make sure i have enough room.

-- Gary


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#1 posted 455 days ago

I have the 32 inch version; they also make a longer version. By sliding the rails to the right when I mounted them and using a second mount point for the fence to the rails I can get 38+ inches out of the fence.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 455 days ago

thanks jesse. how much open space to the right side of the saw is needed for the fence to open that far?

-- Gary

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#3 posted 455 days ago

I seem to recall that at maximum (for my saw) it is 85 inches from the saw blade to the far end of the sliding end of the fence. In fact to get it to fit in my shop I ended up cutting a hole in the wall and at maximum the bar sticks out into the car port.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#4 posted 455 days ago

Gary:

You’ve asked the toughest question regarding Incra TS systems. I have the 52” version. Incra achieves this by providing a ~32” fence, which can be positioned in two places – the first ‘stop’ provides you with the 32” rip capacity; then moving the ‘stop’ 20” further right provides the 52” wide rip – at the 52” position, the back/right fence edge will extend into a ‘grey’ space of about 25” (so it’s now 52” + about 25” =77”) to the right of the blade. I’d need to get a measuring tape, and go to the garage to give exact numbers.

MJCD

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#5 posted 455 days ago

MJCD, so if i’m understanding right the 32” model will be 20” less that what you have and be about 57” to the right of the blade?

-- Gary

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#6 posted 455 days ago

I have the 32” model. I have it set for 32” rips, but my stops are actually 6” from the end of the rail. The butt end of the carriage extends 75.5” from the right of the blade. I believe that is very typical for those with the 32” system who aren’t setting an additional stop to further maximize the rip capacity…as I could do at the far extreme end of the rails.

I don’t see this as a big deal because its easy to rearrange the tools to allow that small carriage to clear other things. I keep my shop vac and DC to the right and have the space quite easily, and that is in a garage shop where space is limiting otherwise.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#7 posted 454 days ago

Gary:

Cosmicsniper states this more-clearly than I could. My Table Saw is arranged so the Incra Positioner grey space (the area it would move into, if I had it at a 52” rip) overlaps my extended Miter Saw infeed.
MJCD

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#8 posted 454 days ago

I really appreciate the info. I don’t think I’ll ever need to rip anything that wide anyhow, but don’t want to end up in a bind if I do.

-- Gary

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#9 posted 454 days ago

Gary:

When you set new stops to increase rip capacity, whether naturally with the 52 or “cheating” with the 32, it works the same way. If you do, you mentally add the distance between the stops to the rip width. For MJCD, he would add 20” to those rips. If I claimed the extra 6 inches with new stops, then I’d add 6” to maximize for 38” cuts.

For both systems, the carriage itself is slightly longer than 32”, but when you move to those new stops, it’s more than the length of the carriage…so it actually falls out of the doohickey…for lack of the technical term. :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#10 posted 454 days ago

I was in the shop this afternoon and here are a couple of pictures of my setup:

The gold router table insert on the right of the saw is not an Incra product. It comes from Sommerfeld tools and I do not recommend it as it is not flat!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#11 posted 454 days ago

My LS-32 book shows 37-1/4” final setting from the blade to the face of the mounting bracket.

-- Life is good.

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#12 posted 454 days ago

Alright thanks everybody. Really clears it up for me. Thanks Jesse for the pics.

-- Gary

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