I read a review in a mag on different router fences. Seems like that Incra
router fence is very capable. I am looking at building myself a router table
as well as buying a dovetail jig. Does anyone know of experience if this
Incra fence would replace a router jig very well? If it would I could just
purchase this fence instead of building a router fence and I would have my
dovetail jig built in. I ask this because sometimes these multipurpose tools
are a jack of all trades but master of none............maybe I would be
better off with both. Your input is appreciated. Regards. -Guy
In my experience, if you need to make a drawer or two, then the Incra will
do fine. But if you are planning on making a kitchen full of drawers, then
get a dedicated dove tail jig. I love my Incra twin linear, but I also know
it's limitatioins. It excels as repeated accurate fence placement. With that
I can make dovetails, but a Leigh jig would be my choice to make a lot of
Hmmm, it probably is slower on batch processing but I watched a demo at the
show today in Houston. He made an entire drawer with dado for the bottom,
box joints for the back and double dovetails on the front. Took him about
10 minutes using precut stock.
I don't have the Incra but do have the JoinTech. If the parts are the
size I can gang cut the tails on the sides of three drawers (6 pieces)
the same time, flip the bundle over and do the other sides with one
New drawer sides height require a new set up but that takes about two
As I understand the Leigh DT jig and its cousins, you can only cut one
at a time, tails or pins. Gang cutting is out because of how the
is used to make the cuts. Cutting the tails on the Incra and JoinTech
be cut one at a time but the set up stays the same if the parts are
The precision positioned fence will ALSO do
rabbets, stopped rabbets
dadosm, stopped dados, tapered dados and stopped tapered dadoes
along with tapering the male part to fit
dovetail slots and tapered dovetail slots and the male parts to
And if it has a separate infeed and outfeed fence - minor edge
just some more to think about
Yes, the Incra Jig can replace a dovetail jig, a box joint jig, etc.
However, it is pricey
Also, be aware that Incra has just introduced their "new, improved 4th
generation" positioner, the Incra LS.
You can get the Incra positioner for $!49 for the 16in, $169 for the
24inch model (positioner ONLY without any fence or tapes/templates)
for those who are interested in doing this on a budget. The Incra LS
Ultra package is more like $329
On Sun, 8 Feb 2004 10:32:47 -0600, "Guy LaRochelle"
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