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Forum topic by HarveyDunn posted 01-30-2014 04:25 PM 550 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HarveyDunn

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01-30-2014 04:25 PM

I was all set to buy a stand-alone router table with the Incra LS Super positioner. But before I do, I want to think long and hard about whether I should make it part of a table saw package. I don’t have a table saw, and I work small – keepsake boxes and end tables and small cabinets. So I don’t need a big table saw.

Could anyone get me started regarding thinking about which saw I might want for inclusion in the Incra package? I’ll probably get the 32.

Would a “contractor’s saw” suffice? Small hybrid saw?

Do I need a saw with cast iron “wings”?

Are there any safety issues with the small saws that I should be thinking about?


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retfr8flyr

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 05:52 PM

I have the Incra system with the router table mounted in my saw and it’s great if you are not time constrained. You inevitably need to use the saw while you are routing something, or want to route an edge while using the table saw. The way the rails mount it will fit on most anything but I would recommend giving Incra a call and talk to them. They are a great bunch to deal with and will go out of their way to help you.

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 06:26 PM

Harvey:

I used the Incra as a ‘wing’ for several years, and it works very well. Call Mark Mueller, at Incra – he’s one of the best Customer Service individuals.

I second the comment on the conversion from Table Saw work to Router Table work – the “Wonderfence” needs to be removed from the table whenever you need the TS, and the Fence needs to be moved either forward or backwards on the rails – having said this, it’ll take 10/15 minutes to do.

For space-constrained shops, or when you work primarily on small pieces, this is a great setup. Call Incra, they’ll be glad to help.
MJCD

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 12:20 PM

I used a R4511 Granite Top saw with my TSLS-32 and had the router table extension on the left side. That setup worked very well and I used it for two years. Never had a complaint and switching the Incra back and forth took about 30 seconds and was dead on all the time. Saved a ton of space. Only reason I moved on was I found a great deal on PM2000 Powermatic 3HP cabinet saw. The TSLS-32 is now on the PM2000.

You can find the R4511 or other on craigslist for decent prices if you diligent.

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