Combining The Incra LS Positoning Systeprem To The Express Sled
In an earlier thread or post, I mentioned that, for me anyway, using the scale on top of the fence that is attached to the V27 Incra Miter Gauge which in turn is attached to the Incra Express sled, is difficult for me to use and less accurate than what is provided by the LS system.
When you see the photos, the first one is just a simple view from the rear of the saw and shows the over all view of the set up. The distance between the blade to the end of the wide light colored board is approximately six inches, and that distance is set on the cursor of the LS system. I should say will be set after all is properly calibrated, the photos are just to display the concept.
Notice that the sub fence is only clamped to the fence but will be permantly attached if I decide that I like the arrangement.
There is another over all view from a different angle.
You will see that the sub fence is in place just to keep the blade of the saw from cutting into the primary or Incra fence that is attached to the miter gauge.
The lighter thin board is just the length as is the distance from the blade to the right edge of the Express Sled as you stand at the operating side of the table saw, not as you see in the photo as the photo is taken from the back side of the saw. So, when the end of the light colored thin board is against the blade and the fence of the LS system is against the right edge of the sled, the set up is in its zero position. Moving the fence of the LS system to the right allows the distance between the left end of the that light colored board to also be moved to the left the distance that is set at the cursor of the LS system. Hope I'm not being to confusing. If you have the Incra tools that are in the photo, you will be more apt to grasp the concept.
You will see the magnetic part of the magnetic feather borard set on the table saw table to provide a stop for the sled so that it, the sled, will not be allowed to move so far forward that the blade of the saw can come into contact with the Incra fence that is attached to the miter gauge.
There is also a photo showing the cursor of the LS system. the bottom scale is the one that is used without the Express Sled, and the top one is the one to be used when the sled is being used as in the photo. That scale is not zeroed out. Don't pay attention to where it is set, the photo is only to show that two scales are required, one for the normal use of the LS saw positioning system and the other is to be used as in the the photo when cross cutting and using the Express Sled.
Hope you can figure it out. The set up is set to cut a workpiece that is approxiamately six inches in length.