attach Incra LS Super system using magnetic switches

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Forum topic by floridagramps posted 02-19-2009 11:53 AM 779 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2009 11:53 AM

I am going to buy an Incra LS system as my retirement gift to myself. The table saw version with 6 foot rails and a router table option is nearly $700.

A friend suggested buying the 17” travel router table version and attaching it to the table saw using magnetic switches. He suggests aligning the incra fence with table saw fence and then removing the table saw fence. Voila, an incremental positioner for precision cuts.

This sounds like a good idea to me. Have any of you tried this or do you have any suggestions.

My goal is to make small boxes and cabinets with interesting joinery. I see very limited panel cutting in my future.

-- florida/maine gramps

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#1 posted 02-19-2009 08:39 PM

I’ve got the table saw version TS III and I extend it to the right to use on my router table. I’ve got the 6 and 8’ tubes and I’ve used them both. I’m currently using the 6’ ones since I put on a sliding table.

I don’t know if I’d trust using matnetic switches to hold a fence and shove some 2” thick lumber between it and the spinning blade. I would imagine that any movement to the right or left would cause the switches to slide on the table saw. This would probably cause a kick-back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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