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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought a router table and router to work on small boxes and drawers. I wanted to do some box joints and eventually dovetails.

I bought an Incra iBox jig last Sunday and after 7 days have not been able to do more than one test cut. The problem is doing the adjustment settings to even begin the project. I took the unit back to the woodworking store I go to, and basically, the only man who had used this jig had used it on a table saw, not a router table. Has anyone actually used this jig with a router? The store will not exchange it or allow a return (it's a national chain of wood stores)
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I'm interested too. I also ordered this, but for the table saw. I seems to me that setting it up will require settng it precisely to the width of the bit, and also setting that as the center. Is that where your problem is?

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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I also bought it for use on a table saw. If you are using it on a router table you'll need a backing plate on both sides of the workpiece otherwise you'll get blowout on the front left corner going in. That's why i use it on the TS. The backing plate that comes with it pretty much eliminates the blowout problem. You'll also need a tight fitting miter track in your router table. It only takes a little freeplay and you'll get poor fitting joints.

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Have you watched this? Even though most of it refers to a table saw, the router table is in there.
Looks like it should work well with a good sharp cutting bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QES...0Elite%20Tools


If you want to make small box joints, this cutter will do up to 39 mm high in one pass and by turning the wood over I have cut 78 mm high joints.

http://www.toolstop.co.uk/trend-876x...h-shank-p78029
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I took the unit back to the woodworking store I go to, and basically, the only man who had used this jig had used it on a table saw, not a router table... The store will not exchange it or allow a return (it's a national chain of wood stores)
That would be the last time I stepped foot in that store, period.

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That would be the last time I stepped foot in that store, period.

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I suspect he's referring to WP

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MT Stringer: I agree wholeheartedly with you. Even if I got the problem resolved I would never ever spend one more cent with chain of stores. I detest that kind of no service.

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Welcome to the community John....

If you are having troubles with your I-box, give Incremental tools a call: 888-804-6272. Customer service is top shelf.

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The inventor of the I-Box jig is on the Sawmill Creek forum. Post your problem there and you will likely get direct help from him. There was a small batch of jigs where the fingers were made under size and this made these jigs impossible to use. A call to Incra will quickly determine if your jig is one of these, but this occurred way back when the jig was first being sold. If you purchased your jig within the past several years, it's highly unlikely that you got one of these. Incra will know and help you make it right.

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I suspect he's referring to WP
I was scratching my head trying to think of a chain 'WP'...then the penny dropped.
I never shop there so I was a little slow. No reason to start now...
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