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Ok so I have a Jointech clincher router fence system. Itís been a great tool and still is. Iíve made literally thousands of projects over a 16 year span with it. But unfortunately when I moved from Sacramento to Nashville 5 years ago....somehow the true center plastic template strip (inserts in a track in the fence) didnít make the move!? On that strip there was a carrot symbol that was part of the precise alignment plan when creating dovetails. I know Jointech is out of business. And Iíve tried unsuccessfully to Ďfindí this little template strip-no such luck so far. So, for starters if anyone knows where I could get the true center strip that inserts into a track in the clincher that would be great. Or if any one knows how I can effectively set up the tool for perfect dovetails without that mysterious little plastic strip that would be soooo helpful. Thanks for your help and time. Jim
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Hmmm, Incra bought JT (or their technology). I have bits and pieces of some sort of jointech fence that I bought at an auction. I think you are talking about the standard template strips that are about 1/2" wide. My Incra LS came with something that sounds like what you are talking about. I know the incra templates fit the JT fence. Don't know if they sell the templates separately. You could call their support line - they seem to be pretty generous with their help.

Now, it's also possible to print your own templates, maybe you could make an alignment strip.
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Agree with Phil. If Incra has anything that will work they'll make sure you know. I've had nothing but very good support from them over the years. See if this is what you need Master Reference Guide with Templates, Incra MTL2

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I'm thinking the centering guide he's referring to is part of the base machine and not part of the template set but that's just a 7 year old recollection of a minor memory. The Incra folks will know for sure.

By the way, anyone who is thinking of building a router table for an Incra LS that uses those templates, make sure you plan a BIG drawer to store that book - it's fricken HUGE. Mine barely fits and the drawer is pretty big. I don't see the need to print full sized joint drawings - wish they had a small reference book instead.

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I'm thinking the centering guide he's referring to is part of the base machine and not part of the template set but that's just a 7 year old recollection of a minor memory. The Incra folks will know for sure.

By the way, anyone who is thinking of building a router table for an Incra LS that uses those templates, make sure you plan a BIG drawer to store that book - it's fricken HUGE. Mine barely fits and the drawer is pretty big. I don't see the need to print full sized joint drawings - wish they had a small reference book instead.
You say that now, wait another 10-15 years when the eyes are a bit weaker. Build a shelf above the router table like I did. I can still reach the shelf........I also keep the DVD handy for those times I haven't used it for a while as a great visual refresher.
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You say that now, wait another 10-15 years when the eyes are a bit weaker. Build a shelf above the router table like I did. I can still reach the shelf........I also keep the DVD handy for those times I haven't used it for a while as a great visual refresher.
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Could someone take their strip to a copy place. Or, if the have a large scanner, scan it. It's only about 13" long. But, if Incra's strip works, that's the best bet.

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Thanks for finding that post Doug. It doesn't contain the centering scale, though. Here's a photo of the incra autocentering scale in my LS25. You can see that it is half size - 1 inch is 2 on that scale. The way it works is
  1. You set the fence to zero so the bit is just shy of cutting.
  2. Measure the width of your wood.
  3. Slide the scale to the size mark for your bit. (don't move the fence, just the scale)
  4. Move the fence to the wood width on the scale.
Kind of cute but I never use it, preferring to do the math in my head. Do step 1 and 2, then move the fence 1/2 of the wood width plus 1/2 of the bit size.

To reproduce the scale, make a scale that is 2:1 (ie, one inch length is marked 2") and then to the right of 0, mark fractions with the same 2:1 ratio - 1/4 would be marked a 1/8", 3/8 at 3/16" and so on.
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