I couldn't think of the name earlier. Chalk it up to old age.Wow I can't wait to see this panel saw !
I'm a big fan of Incra products. I have never used the table saw fence but my thoughts are probably confirmed by PhilBa. The wider rip you are making the more room you will need with this fence. That arm really sticks out on the right side.I think the one issue to understand is that to get a 52" cut to the right of the blade, you will need an additional 8-9" for the base mount and the width of the fence itself. Probably not a small shop accessory.
I concur with Jerry Bowen's post 100%.
RainMan1, as mentioned it has a clamp on the front rail but I rarely use it because it's just not needed normally, it's pretty solid as is. If worse comes to worse one can lock it AND the one on the rear rail. If that's not enough, another piece of equipment is definitely in order.
(My disclaimer-- if there is something I say in the following post that you don't understand or want to know more about, just ask me. I wanted to cover many things, so summarized many parts.)Thanks! I bought the components to build a huge panel saw, which will BE built "one day" when I am motivated to get into a large project like that. It allows for 100" of slide, and will let a user rip a 4x8 panel that is standing on end! I have to weld up the frame and such for it, so it is just a matter of tome, and motivation.
I really liked this INCRA table saw accessory though.