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    Incra LS System & Incra Original Jig

    I got a box in the mail today, I guess the guys down at Japanese Customs did not want a look inside this one

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    I've watched the DVD for the original Jig and am quite impressed with it, I can only imagine how amazing the full LS system is

    When I finally get around to installing these tools and using them, I'll put up a full review!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    I will be waiting in anticipation for the review Stu. Would love to see your experience and opinion.
    cheers

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    Welcome to the Incra Club. I suspect you're gonna be real happy with those.
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    I've watched the two DVDs that came with, boy am I impressed, these look like top drawer tools, and once you get past the learning curve (yes, there is one!) I'm sure they will be fine additions to the Dungeon.

    I unpacked everything, boy is there a LOT of parts!
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    but, the instruction manual, and the DVD are very well done and explain things in such a way to make it a real step by step process to set things up.

    Everything is so very adjustable, which I like, as I can tailor it to my needs.

    I got the 25" system, which is HUGE, really, I should have only got the 19" system, I do think this is way overkill for me, but the price difference was only about $30, IIRC, so I figured what the hey

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    Next up was placement on the table, this was going to be a hard choice. If I was to drill holes and put inserts into my extension table, I did not wish to do this twice, but the longer system actually put the guide unit on the cast iron table of my SawStop I thought about drilling and taping holes in my SawStop.......... for about 10 seconds

    I did try the magnet option that Alex suggested, but the long arm of this unit being pushed easily over came the magnets, three of them, so I gave that up.

    I decided that I start with just a board clamped to the table, and she how that works...........

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    So far it looks like it is working well!

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    (Read in a Jim Carey plays the Joker voice) Now that's impressive! Seriously Stu, that setup is suh-weet. I dig your "pads" for your hold downs too. What a great rig.
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    Thats definitely one sweet fence system. I'm going to ask the 64 dollar question. Hows the dust collection working on the router and the saw? Is it sufficient or do you see a need to change something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    (Read in a Jim Carey plays the Joker voice) Now that's impressive! Seriously Stu, that setup is suh-weet. I dig your "pads" for your hold downs too. What a great rig.
    Thanks Glenn, the only problem is, once you see how well made this Incra stuff is, you find yourself looking at all the other cools stuff they make

    At the very least, I'm going to be getting some inch rulers etc, as the LS stuff is all in inches, and all of my measuring sticks are them funny metric number things

    The pads on the holdfasts are an idea from the book ......

    Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use-by Christopher Schwarz


    ....... which is the one workbench book you should own, or at least check out of the library for a good read. Well worth the $20 price tag

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Bienlein View Post
    Thats definitely one sweet fence system. I'm going to ask the 64 dollar question. Hows the dust collection working on the router and the saw? Is it sufficient or do you see a need to change something?
    Not sure yet, this one is the furthest away down the smaller pipe from the cyclone, but I will say, in the one small round over I did, there was no dust at all on top of the table, and I don't have the Wonder Fence" DC hooked up yet. There was no dust left in the box, well a few chips in the corners, but that seems standard on all of these boxes.

    Seems to work OK, but honestly, I've not used it enough yet. The blast gates all slide nicely

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Hey I got the same box on my bench now . Very nice indeed. I don't see the wonder fence in your pics though Stu. I recommend it. It has a high fence for tall boards, vacuum attachment and an offset adjustment, which allows you to use the router as a fine adjust jointer that will give you no-see-um-glue-joint edges right off the table. Have fun dude.

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    You need to get your eyes checked Alex

    Look at the second set of pics, you will see the wonder fence, I've just not attached the High Rise thing, yet.

    How are you attaching your set up?

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Your router table/bench/table saw/router table is taking a such a unique configuration. The way you've had to twist your thoughts and ideas on what would or wouldn't work in your dungeon keep bringing me back to your posts to check out your latest solutions.

    I have a suggestion for your router fence mounting board. Make the board wide enough to reach the miter gauge slot and glue a tight fitting runner to the bottom of it. This should make for a repeatable mounting alignment index. Now if you plan on using the table saw at the same time it might be to close for comfort though.

    Cheers.
    Dan Gonzales
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