HI, I'm Ketan. I'm shortly to be setting up my workshop from scratch and hope to use this site to find information on tool reviews / timber suppliers etc. At the moment, i'm leaning towards getting the Axminster TSCE-12R 305mm Table Saw so would be glad to hear anyone's opinion on it and in particular if anyone has managed to fit an Incra fence on it (and where to get an Incra fence in the UK. I know Rutlands has a couple of Incra fences but it looks like the Axminster is too deep front to back to accept the Incra fence Rutlands supplies). Thanks, K
Congrats on choosing to buy this saw. Be it from Axminster or Mpower, it is a phenomenal tool. I do not have this saw but have seen it in real life and I have to say, 'what a saw, mate, what a saw!' Quiet, impressively sturdy, dead accurate, smooth to operate, awesome fence and parts finish, a professional tool all together.
Anyway, coming back to your scenario, fitting the Incra fence and rails to that 800mm front to back table is possible only with the Incra XL fence. Soon I would have to get one for my table saw, which is of same table size. Unfortunately, Rutlands do not import this particular fence model but it can be seen on Incra's website instead!
This is what they say about it: "The length of miter gauge slot (front-to-back distance of table). If this measurement is 28-1/2Ē or less (standard for most 10" table saws), the standard INCRA TS-LS will fit your saw. If this measurement is between 28-1/2Ē and 33Ē, the TS-LS System can be ordered with a longer fence extrusion and base support panel for a nominal charge as a substitution for the standard-length components"
So Incra has got a fence long enough to work on table saws with a front to back size of up to 33in (just short of 840mm)!
My thoughts were to ring Rutlands and ask them to import it for me (together with the new 3000SE mitre fence, to replace my 1000SE) but haven't had the chance yet. Rutlands are quick in general but you never know how quick will they be in this case. The alternative is to ring Incra direct (or one of their distributors in the USA) and request a shipping price. Be ready to pay tax once it gets delivered to the UK, though. It should cost roughly the same, all in.
Now, you might come across the following issue when fitting the TS-LS XL Incra fence to this particular, awesome table saw. I cannot remember exactly from real life, but from the pictures it looks like the original fence is supported only at the front, which means that the back edge of the table does not have any holes to support the Incra rails (on which the fence sits). This is easy to fix, meaning you would have to drill two holes in it, but do it with care, as cast iron is as brittle as it is tough! Best tool for this job would be a magnetic drill.
That should do it. Hopefully this info does not come too late for your plans.
Whereabouts are you located in the UK?
Good luck and let us know how did it go!