Incra TS Ls and a yet-to-be-purchased sawstop

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Forum topic by Rockne posted 01-29-2012 12:45 AM 4605 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2012 12:45 AM

Hello, looking for a little advice from those who use the incra ts-ls and the sawstop (or anyone else who can help!). I have already purchased the 32 inch version of the ts-ls super system (that comes with all of the router goodies) but am contemplating purchasing the sawstop (would have already had it home except for the “surprise” 400.00 delivery fee that no one at my local woodcraft mentioned – whether this is their fault or Sawstop’s doesn’t really matter- to me the price is the price is the price. I have the money to pay the fee, but it really rubbed me the wrong way, so I’m really just left with a bad taste and a question as to whether or not I’m going to reward this type of business practice with a purchase- ok, rant over).

IF I do go through with it, what “options” do I need? Was planning on the 1.75 professional. I’ll have my router set up on the right side of the table (anyone need a brand new left-side incra router table top? The table saw I just sold was set up to have the left side). Given that I have the incra 32, I assume I should have the 36” option? Or does the incra eliminate the need for any rails altogether?

Any other advice is much appreciated! I’ve read hundreds of posts in the last few days and am thankful for all of the advice.

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 02:40 AM

400 delivery fee? Is that from Sawstop to the store or to your house? Sawstop has not had a delivery fee added on to the final price in quite sometime. I bought a 3hp PCS in December and there was not an added on delivery fee that was charged to the store and passed along. I remember back a few years ago Sawstop had that practice but it was eliminated. It very well may be that in typical Woodcraft fashion you spoke with an ill informed employee.

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 07:37 AM

I wish that were the case (and I’ll speak with the owner to be sure), but I called the “other” Nashville distributor/retailer (of course not mentioning the woodcraft charge- just asked them for the “out-the-door” price) and they said the same thing. Frustrating- may start calling the lousivlle stores next.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 08:40 AM

When the PCS came out they had a “promotion” for no delivery charge. Looks like its been reinstated. What really irks me is that “delivery” to them means delivery it to the Woodcraft store, not to your shop.

C’mon Sawstop! If you want an extra $400, up the price. Stop playing games.

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 10:55 AM

The TS-LS uses its own rails, so if you can find someone willing to sell you the saw without the rails and fence you’ll save a bit.

The extension table is usable (you can cut/rout an opening for a router plate). Alternatively, the extension table is dispensable if you plan on getting Incra’s 28×32 table for saws or making your own.

Sounds like the delivery fee is a new thing? That really sucks.

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 02:52 PM

I could see that fee if it was being trucked to your house from the vendor. As pricey as SS is I would think this will have a tendency to eat into their sales. I can buy a lot of nice saws cheaper(granted not SS technology) and not have to pay $400.00 to get it delivered.
Just my $.02.

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 03:52 PM

Rock, keep calling around I think you may have better luck. I noticed you mentioned trying Louisville so I don’t know how close you are. I bought mine from the Lexington Woodcraft in December and there wasn’t a shipping add on. I never liked the Louisville Woodcraft so good luck, they are usually to busy being cranky to be of much help. Bargain Supply in Louisville did not have the shipping fee either and you can usually get along with them. Mueller Company in Cincinnati were very easy to deal with also but I doubt they are in your area if you are calling Nashville.

I can’t help you on the Incra setup but you can buy the Sawstop without rails and fence if you find a decent salesman.

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#7 posted 07-21-2012 04:48 PM

Rock, I was wondering if you might be willing to update us on your Sawstop/Incra setup.
I’m in the market for a PCS 1.75, but am very unsure of which fence to go with. Ideally I’ll incorporate my router into my TS rather than having a separate router table (for space reasons). I stumbled upon this thread and now have even more options tumbling around in my head.
Did you find a Sawstop vendor that sold you your saw without the fence/rails, and what discount did you get for not buying them with your saw?
Finally, how’s the Incra system working? I imagine it’s pretty nice especially with the router extension, just wonder how you think it compares to either one of the SS fences.

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#8 posted 12-29-2012 08:46 AM

I’m in the process of setting up my new Industrial Saw Stop with the complete Incra TS-LS system. It was delivered today (with no delivery fee) and I’m about 75% complete with the set up. SawStop informed me that they will do a custom set up with the Industrial model but not any of the other models. By that I mean I was able to order the saw without the rail system since I already had the Incra Rails for a 52” extension table and left side Router Station. I absolutely love the Saw Stop Company. I’ve been a woodworker for 50 years and have never come across a better machine purchase. The packaging was excellent and the instructions for set up very clear. Incra also impressed me with the quality of their products and their customer service. My only problems so far have been my own fault. First I drilled all the mounting holes on the wrong side of the router table. I will be laminating a new piece of laminate over the existing top and hope the router inserts will be able to be adjusted to the slight height increase. The only other problem is mounting the 52” extension table from Saw Stop into the Incra Rail system. Incra instructions don’t really account for the 2 inch thick table so I’m going to have to come up with a way of attaching the Saw Stop table top to the Incra rail system.
I hope to have the new system complete tomorrow except for the electrical. Will have to hire an electrician for that.

-- Jupiter

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