We have a new straight line rip saw and we just started using it in a limited way, it is not in its permanent location. When ripping glue stave's we are having problems getting parallel edges off the laser. I am assuming this is a question of experience and skill? Using the fence would be very slow. Am I correct?
(Solid Wood Machining Forum)
From contributor E:
If you want parallel rips you'll have to use the fence to achieve that after establishing a straight edge with the laser. Trying to use just the laser will never work. Having said that, using the fence really only adds a little time. If you're doing that much ripping you're concerned about the added time, you should have looked at a gang rip saw.