Will it fit my saw?

Probably. If your saw is less than 28-1/2" deep (measured along the miter slot) and has flat surfaces at the front and rear that are square to the top, you should be in good shape.

The adjustable hardware will use the existing holes in the saw in 95% of installations. Extension wings and side tables are not required, as the rails mount only to the central part of the saw's top. If your saw is more than 28-1/2" deep, TS-LS systems are available with a longer fence and base support panel to handle saws up to 35" deep. Smaller saws such as bench-top and jobsite saws may need drilling and will generally need support legs under the rails.

The TS Rail System is not compatible with Ryobi saws or the Jet Super Saw when it's equipped with Jet's sliding table accessory. See the TS Compatibility Table for more information.

Note: INCRA TS Router Tables are designed to work with saws 27"-28" deep.

How easy is it to install?

It's very straightforward, typically two hours of turning wrenches. Everything is adjustable, and the rails are self-leveling and self-aligning. Click to view the TS-LS owner's manual .

Combinations including TS router tables and routing accessories include a huge amount of INCRA equipment, so setting up the entire saw/router system normally takes an afternoon.

TS-LS32 or TS-LS52?

It mostly depends on whether 32" ripping capacity is enough, or if you need 52". The TS-LS 32" has more than enough capacity to build standard size kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Shop space can also be a deciding factor, and the TS-LS 52" will be a tight fit in smaller shops. Before shoehorning a high-capacity system into a small work space, consider that it takes an open area of roughly 11ft x 18ft to maneuver and rip or crosscut 4'x8' sheet goods regardless of the style of saw or brand of rip fence.

The current width of the saw and its various extensions isn't a factor when choosing between the 32"- and 52"-capacity systems, but the long rails of the TS-LS 52" will be a closer match for an existing wooden right-side extension table if your current rip fence has 50"+ capacity.

How big is it?

The rails on the TS-LS 32" are 72" long, and the overall width is 102" when positioner's carriage is extended for maximum rip. The right-hand ends of the rails are typically set 45" from the blade.

The TS-LS 52" has 92" rails, and the overall width is 122" when set for maximum rip. The right-hand ends of the rails are typically set 65" from the blade.

When are support legs necessary?

Legs are not necessary when installing the TS-LS 32" on floor-standing contractor's saws or cabinet saws. Support legs are also not needed when installing our left-side TS router table. Legs are required when mounting a substantial extension or a TS router table to the right of the saw on all but the heaviest cabinet saws, and some support is required whenever the 92" rails are installed or the 72" rails positioned further to the right than on a typical installation.

Does it require side tables?

No. The TS rail system attaches only to the central part of the saw's top, and the rails will serve as the anchor point for any other accessories such as support legs, TS router tables, etc.

Because the rip fence performs perfectly with wide open spaces on either side of the saw, you have flexibility in deciding how to lay out the system…you might keep your saw's metal wings, replace a wing with a router table, reuse an existing wooden extension table, or build an extension table from scratch.

Is it better to have the router table at the saw or a separate router table?

Because the table saw and router table are the two most frequently used stations in most shops, there’s no question that having a separate router table is more convenient and efficient. The drawback is the cost of separate Incra systems and slightly more shop space. If your budget or shop space are limited, installing a router table at the saw is a reasonable means of getting the same accuracy for both operations.

Is the left router table or right router table better?

It's partly personal preference and will partly depend on the saw. The router tables generally replace the saw's metal extension wing on the appropriate side, and cabinet saws and hybrid-style saws will often have a motor housing that would interfere with the router's motor either on the left or the right. Visit the TS System Planner/TS Compatibility Table for details.

The right-side table helps fill in that area of the saw and doesn't require moving the base assembly for routing, but it also limits routing capacity, limits access around the router, and forces you to lower the router bit to get back to sawing operations. The right-side router table also requires legs, which is a consideration if you move your saw frequently.

The left side table allows full capacity, much better access around the router, and doesn't require the use of legs. It does require sliding the TS base assembly down the rails (there are stops for repeatability), and there is less work space in front of the fence – roughly the same amount as on most center-mount stand-alone router tables.

Are the tables compatible with earlier TS models?

The current TS router tables and mounting hardware are compatible as far back as the Ultra TS-III introduced in 1999. The router table hardware is sold separately and can dramatically simplifies the installation of user-made tables on any TS system that uses the gold aluminum rails.

What's the size of the INCRA Router Lifts and MagnaLOCK Router Plates?

They are 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" (9.250" x 11.750") in outside dimensions and 3/8" thick. The openings in Incra router tables are about 0.020" larger in each dimension. There is no industry standard opening, but this rough size is the most commonly used and Incra router tables and plates are designed to be compatible with Woodpeckers products.

Is there a difference between the routing accessories in the TS Combos and the stand-alone LS Router Systems?

The systems share the same broad range of routing applications, and the routing accessories are for the TS Combos are duplicated exactly with one exception: the Wonder Fence extrusion has no provision for accepting the telescoping stop extender bar that's standard on the LS Router Table Systems.

Are there any limitations in routing with a TS joinery systems compared to a stand-alone system?

As far as the system's capabilities are concerned, there are no limitations, and TS-based routing setups are capable of the same operations as Incra router table systems. Having the shop's primary router table separate from the saw still be more convenient and efficient, though, since with a TS-base system one doesn't have access to the saw while routing and vice versa.

Can the TS routing accessories be adapted to earlier TS models?

Yes, though it's recommended that TS systems built in 1999 and earlier upgrade the rip fence extrusion to the current TS-3A fence. The newer fence has a machined front face that allows better alignment between the infeed and outfeed sections of the Wonder Fence.