The INCRA TS-LS Table Saw Fence System offers the one thing that every table saw fence should have, but none of them do, namely, Automatic Positioning Control. All other table saws depend on a tape measure and your eyesight to position your work. That's why all table saw users are resigned to the fact that a good cut requires long set-up times and endless trial and error.
The INCRA TS-LS completely eliminates the need for these tedious processes by using INCRA'S patented lead screw technology to position your work instantly and automatically to within 0.002".
Even better, if you want to repeat a cut, you can return to any former position in less than 5 seconds with ZERO repeatability error. This kind of accuracy and perfect repeatability are luxuries that woodworkers could only dream about before the INCRA TS-LS.
Due to its structural design, centrally placed carriage, and optimised side mounted clamping system, the entire unit virtually welds itself together into one solid block of steel and aluminium when locked in place. The result is exceptional strength, rigidity and stability.
Spend more time cutting, less time tapping and measuring! Now available in metric, the LS Positioner's patented lead screw positioning mechanics allow fence positioning accuracy of +/-0.05mm on 1mm increments across its entire range. It's essentially perfect even without the built-in Micro Adjust, but the large Micro-Adjust Knob turns the lead screw against the mating threads, allowing the fence to be shifted between incremental steps with 0.025mm resolution.
This incredible control available completely eliminates the "Tap, tap, tapping" involved in making small adjustments to a conventional rip fence. And since the micrometer is lead screw-based and reads directly in thousandths of an inch, it's repeatable as well. This micro adjust is entirely different from the random, slow-motion knobs used on rip fences in the past.
INCRA's TS-LS System was one of only two fence systems to earn top scores for alignment against the blade and lack of deflection in Wood Magazine's May 2004 Rip Fence Test.
Perfect alignment relative to the blade is guaranteed by the system's low friction and by the carriage lock's tremendous pressure across the sliding carriage, not unlike a traditional T-square style rip fences. The fence can be initially aligned parallel to the miter slot, slightly "relieved" on the outfeed end, or anywhere in between.
The 32" (810mm)-capacity TS-LS is based on a 72" Rail length.
The quick-release feature allows the LS Positioner's base assembly to be positioned anywhere along the length of the rails to access a router table in any position, and the base assembly can removed in seconds, giving you total access to the saw's surface.
The quick release also allows the base assembly to be reversed on the rails to allow about 14" (350mm) of ripping capacity to the left of the blade. After the fence and base assembly has been removed from the rails or repositioned, three pairs of stops on the rails guarantee that the fence system stays perfectly aligned and calibrated, time after time.
WILL THE INCRA TS-LS FIT ON MY TABLE SAW?
The INCRA TS-LS will fit directly on most cast iron 10" (254mm) table saws, typically without any drilling or tapping. There are two things you need to check to make sure that it will fit your saw:
1. The length of mitre gauge slot (front-to-back distance of table). If this measurement is 28” (711mm) or less (standard for most 10" table saws), the standard INCRA TS-LS will fit your saw. If this measurement is between 28” (711mm) and 33.5” (851mm), the TS-LS System can be ordered as an "XL" system using a longer fence extrusion and longer base support panel for a nominal charge as a substitution for the standard-length components.
2. The front and rear surfaces of the saw. These surfaces must be flat and square to the top, with at least two holes in each surface. INCRA's universal rail mounting brackets will match with holes for 5/16" or 3/8" bolts (or 8mm - 10mm), and the holes can be centered anywhere between 3/4" and 1-3/8" below the saw's top surface.