I am new to some of the details of TS lingo and important features, so please
I am about to start producing a new product -- need to produce 1000s (or, plan on
that, hoping things go well). Essentially it is a rip, mill, and then cutoff
operation. The finished items are only a few inches square, essentially.
Measurement is critical to 1/64" initially (for setup) and then 1/32" between
I have an RAS now and am about to bite the bullet and get a TS. I have read
extensively here/Google and am thinking about the Delta 426 (unifence) or 431
(Biesemeyer). But, then I looked at the Incra TS3/TS3a fence system. Very
expensive, but versatile and it has its "incremental rack" system that would be
because I have to make a number of dado cuts with small offsets in between. For
at the moment, power is not an issue; precision is.
From the pictures, it seems that the Incra has its own wings. Does that mean I
not care about a TS having steel versus cast wings? So, for example, if I get
Incra fence could I then get the Delta 444 versus the 426/431? Is there another
(less expensive) TS that is somehow good except for a terrible fence system --
would mate-up well with the Incra?
In other words, if I am planning on the Incra, I don't want to pay for features
new TS package that I won't need because the Incra system supplies it. But,
I am not clear enough on Incra's and the TS features to know what I would _not_
in a TS.
Advice please. Thanks.