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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2021, 07:01 PM »
Peter_C, is that your saw? I would really like to know more on how you attached the Incra Fence system to it.
Sorry not mine, although I do own a Bosch 4100 table saw. Mostly I use a TS75 in a CMS insert though. I am sure the connections are fairly straight forward for most saws.

Of note unless a portable saw is needed for site work a stationary table saw is far superior, and usually more expensive. 

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Offline edwarmr

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2021, 12:16 PM »
@Peter_C

How do you like your CMS TS 75? I’ve been using it for a while with an Incra LS Positioner and I have to say I’m not impressed with the cut quality. Maybe I’m expecting too much. Even with the fence parallel to the blade and trying with both a panther blade and a stock blade the cut quality is very poor in my opinion. Saw marks no matter what. Even if I take a small pass off the edge. And I’m using Jessem stock guides as well.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2021, 02:37 PM »
How do you like your CMS TS 75? I’ve been using it for a while with an Incra LS Positioner and I have to say I’m not impressed with the cut quality. Maybe I’m expecting too much. Even with the fence parallel to the blade and trying with both a panther blade and a stock blade the cut quality is very poor in my opinion. Saw marks no matter what. Even if I take a small pass off the edge. And I’m using Jessem stock guides as well.
I rarely use a table saw and usually don't need perfection for rougher carpentry. The biggest benefit of the CMS for me is size and weight, making it easy to transport. What other table saw can be carried one handed? I am not very impressed with the setup for accuracy etc, but I do not have a proper fence for it. Plus a tape measure is my typical means of setting cut width for ripping.

Could you point me towards a thread on your setup, or post a photo please? Especially interested in the mounting of the Incra LS, and how the Jessem mount but I would assume there is a T track mount on top of the fence making it easy.

Offline edwarmr

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2021, 07:28 PM »
@Peter_C

My setup is a little complicated but it allows me to swap out modules and route and rip with the same fence. I should have mentioned I use the CMS-VL. This allows me to attach the Incra LS Positioner to my MFT/3 using the Precision Plate from Precision Dogs (https://precisiondogs.us/collections/frontpage/products/precision-plate).

Instead of using the original Incra fence I made some brackets from aluminum extrusion to attach the Jessem TA Fence to the Incra LS positioner. The Jessem stock guides are compatible with the TA Fence. They work with an Incra fence too, you just need an adaptor that Incra sells. Here are some pictures. Let me know if you have any more questions.


Offline ChuckM

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2021, 07:51 PM »

Snip. Saw marks no matter what. Even if I take a small pass off the edge. And I’m using Jessem stock guides as well.
Vibration is one of the factors causing machine marks. A jump from the contractor saw to the SawStop PCS (SawStop Titanium/WW II blade) made a big difference in my case. All my panel glue-ups are done with boards ripped on the PCS (I no longer own a jointer).
« Last Edit: July 08, 2021, 08:05 PM by ChuckM »

Offline edwarmr

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2021, 08:03 PM »
Makes sense. I think my expectations were too high. I was reasoning that if you can get really clean cuts using the TS 75 on a track then why not using it in the CMS module. Bringing the saw to the workpiece using a track probably offers more stability for the saw.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2021, 11:41 PM »
Thanks for the pics :)

I asked because the Incra LS is on my list, along with the Jessem guides. I do use the Festool fence for the router insert and it has worked as desired. My stand is actually the Basis 6 not the later model CMS, although they both take the same inserts, the extrusions and heights are different. I also use an older OF2000 router.

Someone posted this somewhere and I grabbed the photo. Figured one day I would do something similar. For me the sliding table feature is great!

Offline Goldserve

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2021, 02:53 AM »
Here is what I came up with. An aux fence that is 6" tall and a slim track that sits right below the surface to not cause any binding. I did the best to tune and adjust the fence with only a 0.1mm difference at  the front of the saw versus the back when referenced from the miter slot. Good news is the fence does not contribute to any additional drift.



Offline CeeJay

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Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2021, 06:47 PM »
Very nice work!


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