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Earlier this year I posted a photo of the way I had modified the cursor on my Incra TS LS System.

If you have ever watched the demo on this tool done by Mark Mueller you may recall that the says that when setting the cursor on the scale that you don't have to be dead on just get in the ball park. The reason for this being what is all that is required is that the lead screw and clamp are threaded so that the threads will mesh when the clamp is locked up. The original cursor that is on the tool is quite wide and so what you do is just get it close and it will work, but due to two personal issues, my personal poor vision, and my tendencey to want to re-invent the wheel, I modified the cursor and got rid of the wide original cursor and replaced with a very narrow piece of thread. This set up allows me to see when the curson is anyplace between each of the marks on the scale wihich are 1/32" apart.

I wanted to see if indeed the lead screw would properly mesh with the thread on the clamp when the cursor was not dead on the mark that I wanted it to be on after the clamp was closed. I'm happy to report that when I moved the cursor off of the mark as far as I could without it being closer to the next mark instead of the one I wanted, and then closed the clamp. The curson was dead on the targeted mark on the scale. What Mark Mueller implied in the demo is correct, no surprise, I just wanted to verify it for my own satisfaction.

Can't help but imagine some members just saying, so what's new, but there might be on or two of you that find this to be of value, let's see if anybody responds to what I have written.

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Putting the Incra TS 52" system on my machine today. Took the old Grizzly fence off last night. It is very nice itself and if you are looking for a t-square type system I don't know how you could get better than the one the put on my new Grizzly. I would put it up agains a Beis any day and I think it is even better than the systems they sell separately, but I digress. I wanted the simple accuracy you get from the incra system. I already have a separate router table, wonder fence.... so I am already convinced.

A few minutes from now I will be able to accurately cut 32nd strips from the waste side and without using a tape. mmmmm hmmmm
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[QUOTE=Shortslvs;333862]Putting the Incra TS 52" system on my machine today. Took the old Grizzly fence off last night. It is very nice itself and if you are looking for a t-square type system I don't know how you could get better than the one the put on my new Grizzly. I would put it up agains a Beis any day and I think it is even better than the systems they sell separately, but I digress. I wanted the simple accuracy you get from the incra system. I already have a separate router table, wonder fence.... so I am already convinced.

A few minutes from now I will be able to accurately cut 32nd

Fred, you're right, the TS LS sytem is a sweet set up or tool, can't imagine not having it after getting use to using it.

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First thing I did was cut 10 1/8th strips off a 36" piece of poplar, from the waste side. The piece that was left was still perfect in dimension and each strip exact.

I am very happy

If any Incra guys look in you can feel free to send me a free pile of t-track and a flip stop for my endorsement
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