Incra Ultra router fence question

Hello, I've been thinking more about making my own router table lately and given time constraints, I've considered buying the fence versus building one (I'd rather make projects than tools). group archives seem to smile kindly on the Incra Ultra fence with most saying the 16" would be plenty for most uses.
I mainly want a fence just for straight line routing, but the jig feature would come in handy when I expand my comfort zone.
The one concern I have is "how sturdy is this thing?"
It looks like the fence is only supported by the extension mechanics and I can imagine a bit of wobble unless the fence ends are somehow clamped to the table sides. Is this an issue? If I had the time to spare I'd try to build the Pat Warner fence, but the Incra woudl fit right in on the holiday wish list.
Any comments +/- from the gallery as to the stability of the Incra design?
Best deal with a limited search turns up woodpeckers at $195 (whom I have delt with in the past, great store!)
Thanks a bunch!
-Bruce
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While it would seem like a weak setup, if the plate the jig is attached to is firmly attached to your table it just doesn't move unless you *really* force it. But on my table, I can clamp the ends to the table just in case I think I'll be putting some force on it. I think I've done that once ever.
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On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 21:30:22 -0700, DJ Delorie wrote

Thanks, the info I read suggested it was sturdy.
I like your table, I remember looking at it when you first posted the pictures. The marble effect shore is purdy!
-Bruce
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It's just Formica laminate. It happens to match our kitchen too, but I only chose it because it was the only gloss laminate they had. The rest were eggshell texture, which would be bad for a router table.
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Get the new Incra LS positioner (fence). It comes either 17" or 25" and is rock solid. I have the 17" LS-Super System, includes the Wonderfence ( http://tinyurl.com/ww7e ) on a 27x42 table. Woodpeckers http://tinyurl.com/ww8f calls it the Incra LS Joinery/Shaping System. You can also get it in 32" or 52" for use on a table saw/router setup. I really enjoy working with this system. Insert standard disclaimer here. Just a happy user.
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Those are nice accessories, but they are a bit beyond what I'm willing to spend 8^)
I'm really just after the basic fence and positioner, I can build the rest of the doo0dads like fence faces etc. later. The wonder fence is tempting, but just too costly as a package.
-Bruce
On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 9:07:03 -0700, Erik wrote

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I bought the Twin Linear even though the unit on display at last year's WW show in San Mateo, CA exhibited some looseness when locked down. The salesman explained that he had removed a shim from the lock lever to facilitate demos. When I got mine it is solid as a rock, just like he promised. I've never had the fence move during routing operations.
dave
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The Incra fence is very solid. It's a geeat purchase. However, you should also consider the competing fence from JoinTech. I don't own either but have been doing tradeoffs between them for s purchase this spring -- about the time I'll have enough money...
There are several things I like about JoinTech: there eye-peice has an anti-parallax feature and is not as wide so you can clean underneath it without removing it. They use some sacrificial pieces that fit between the fence right at the bit to acheive zero clearance cutting.
Their fence attachments use a dovetail technique to attach -- seems much stronger and stable.
I saw demo's of both at a recent woodworkers show. Both are nice but I believe JoinTech edges out Incra slightly.
Incra, however, has won the marketing war .. so far.
Oh, and JoinTech is made in America.
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I looked at the Jointech (on-line) but couldn't find a whole bunch of details compared with the Incra. I agree, marketing wars really tend to dominate the "features" of one manufacturer over another 8^)
-Bruce
On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 12:21:39 -0700, Never Enough Money wrote

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