LumberJocks

Steel City Granite TS with Incra LS32-TS

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by marty341 posted 470 days ago 477 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View marty341's profile

marty341

2 posts in 488 days


470 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw fence steel city incra granite ls32-ts 35926

Does anyone have any experience with adding an Incra LS32-TS table saw fence system to a Steel City 10 inch TS with a granite top, e.g. a 35926? I am seriously considering the Steel City 35926 and would very much like to add the Incra fence. I am concerned about any compromises in accuracy, stability, and repeatability that I may have to make. Any advice and shared experience will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Marty

-- Marty, Indialantic, Fl.


4 replies so far

View IrreverentJack's profile

IrreverentJack

724 posts in 1444 days


#1 posted 469 days ago

Marty, I have a LS32 and I’ve been interested in granite topped saws, more so after looking at the manual. The LS32 mounts easily to most saws. The only question I had is whether the stock rails(front and back) are necessary to provide strength to the table and extensions. I didn’t know about the robust castings on the top of the cabinet used to mount the granite and tie it together. IMO mounting the LS32 fence directly to the granite would probably be fine but if I were you I’d call Incra and ask them. Steel City might help you too. If you have to incorporate the stock rail(angle iron) into the installation it still wouldn’t be difficult. Compromises in accuracy, stability, and repeatability aren’t an issue with Incra. -Jack

View Charlie's profile

Charlie

1001 posts in 887 days


#2 posted 469 days ago

I have a 35990 granite top. The wings don’t need the fence rails for stability or strength. If the 35926 uses 4 bolts into each wing as my 35990 does, then the fence rails aren’t needed for support/strength.

As long as the supplied brackets with the LS32 will give you the correct HEIGHT, I think you’ll be fine.

View ScrubPlane's profile

ScrubPlane

187 posts in 796 days


#3 posted 469 days ago

While I cannot add any comments with respects to the Steel City saw I can share that I have Incra products for my router table, router jig, drill press, as well as several additional ‘home designed’ jigs and fixtures assembled from various Incra components.

I can tell you unequivocably that if done correctly and with patience, you’ll find the Incra after market add-ons are ‘generally’ superior to OEM.

Take your time and good luck…John

View WoodJitsu's profile

WoodJitsu

42 posts in 1394 days


#4 posted 469 days ago

I have the Ridgid granite saw and it’s made by steel city (or the same Chinese factory pumps them out anyway). I put the Incra fence on it so I have some experience. First, the fence mounts and works fine on the granite top, so no worries there. Overall, the system is a great idea and the adjustments are precise and save you time… But, the TS fence system has some flaws that eventually led me to sell it. It requires a lot of space on the right hand side of the saw for the aluminum arm to move freely. Also, the fence is locked down with a little turn knob. This is an inferior method compared the standard lever/cam lock. I also found that the fence had a hard time remaining square. Just too many places of adjustment and movement. And reading the measurement is a pain because it’s way off to the right. I always found myself hunched over to the side making readings and adjustments. Setting up the saw for the router table was never fun because you had to slide everything over and calibrate, etc. I’m theory, the system is brilliant. In practice, it’s ok. You’d be better off getting a Biesemeyer.

-- Family, Friends, Jiu Jitsu, Woodworking. Order varies daily!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase