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Forum topic by pingpingpang posted 01-28-2013 08:49 AM 1251 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pingpingpang

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01-28-2013 08:49 AM

I have portable job-site table saw ridgid r4516
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R4516-Table-Saw/EN/index.htm

I am wondering if I can use incra table saw combo #2 on this saw without (or barely) any modifications
http://www.incra.com/product_tscombo.htm#combo2

I really do not want to buy any stationary table saw in my small garage. But the incra table saw combo #2 looks very tempting.

Thanks in advance.


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MJCD

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 01:54 PM

Best to e-mail Mark Mueller (mark@incra.com) – he’s very adept at figuring-out what is possible. I have the Incra system – probably 10 years now; and am very happy with it. I don’t know what mounting capabilities the Rigid has – this is the determining factor.
MJCD

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 02:31 PM

Here’s the compatibility chart…

http://incra.com/info/TS-LS_FenceSystem_RouterTableCompatibility.pdf

But, in short, I don’t think it’ll work with that saw simply because of the smallish sized table top, much less any mounting issues.

Definitely contact Mark, but I’m thinking you’ll want to choose portable saws from the compatibility chart.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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pingpingpang

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 03:39 PM

There is a post that ppl is using incra system with r4516 table saw.
http://kregjig.ning.com/forum/topics/24900-portable-table-saw-that

Thanks for your help. I am contacting mark.

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 05:06 PM

Ping, The LS32 probably won’t fit your saw. The front and back of the table need to be flush and perpendicular to the top so you can attach the rails. The rails are 72” long and the fence and screw(positioner) is 36’ x 44”. The fellow in that post is using an LS 25 positioner. A router fence keeps the work piece a set distance from the bit and straddles the bit. If it flexes a little that would be alright. A table saw fence keeps the work piece parallel to the blade and that same flex will cause kick back. My LS32 locks to the rail and doesn’t have the flex his LS25 has. IMO his set up is dangerous as hell. Saving money is an admirable goal. I hope he doesn’t have to pay a higher price. -Jack

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Loren

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 05:15 PM

Don’t do it unless you want to build a robust plywood
cabinet you drop the saw into (with a repeatability
indexing system for removing and replacing the
saw) and mount the fence to the plywood cabinet.

When I was starting out I got a portable table saw, then
an Incra fence and I had to build-out the saw so the
fence would fit. It worked, but when I moved the
fence over to an old cast iron saw with a 27” deep
table the relationship between the face of the fence,
the table and the blade became much more reliable.

I didn’t have the skill at the time to make the cabinet
I described above, so my build-out was awkward and
ugly.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 05:23 PM

So what MJCD said. I have talked to Mark on several occasions and he is just a great guy and extremely helpful at solving problems.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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pingpingpang

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 08:17 PM

Thanks for all help

I did talk to Mark. It seems the combo does not fit my portable table saw. Due to the limitation of my garage, I do not have the space for stationary table saw. But I will buy LS super system for the portable table saw as well as my router table.

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