Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fayetteville PA
Were they detailing the "RIP CAPACITY'
or the actual rail length? A 50" rail length would probably yield about a 23" Rip Capacity. The rails when mounted as instructed by the manufacturer, usually extend maybe a foot on the other side of the blade. If you take the maverick approach like I did (because I never cut on the left of the blade) you can mount your rails to maximize your rip capacity. My saw is equipped with the 7' rails providing about 64" of rip capacity.