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OK, you all know my story, I was given a garage full of tools by my Father-in-law. Amongst those tools was an Incra Jig and a handbook for making box joints and dovetail joints. Question, is this worth pursuing or is the Incra Jig, which I believe is 20 or more years old, now obsolete?

If it is worth pursuing should I go all the way and get the new Incra system with an Incra table top for my router or will this work just fine for a newbie like me? I have the router table and router.

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It may be old but I would not think it is obsolete, it will still do the job that it was intended for. Me I would keep it learn to use it later down road update it if need be

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It is not the least bit obsolete! Use it if you're interested in making small boxes. It's a great tool and still sells bigtime. In fact, you probably have a nicer one. Newer designs tend toward plastic instead of metal. It looks as if you also have a bunch of router bits to suit? Enjoy! Look around, there are many thousands of users, they're bound to have a special message board or two that would help you get acquainted. Check out Incremental Tools, which offer enormous selections of the newest versions and upticks but the plain old jig itself was a big success when it was introduced and still is quite popular.
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I agree with John and N/A (that is an unusual first name) . Good example I'm old but not obsolete.
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I must be missing something. All I can see is the back of a fence?

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I don't think I would be rushing out to buy the "latest and greatest" either. Use the older version, get a feel for it, and then, if you feel you can get better results from the newer one, go out and get it. Lots of people are still using the original and having great sucess with it.

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The differences may or may not be better, but the older one is definitely not obsolete. I have the original Incra Ultra 18". Still works fine. Honestly I use it more as a standard router fence, but the joinery works fine.

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I knew I could count on my router forum family to help me on this one; thank you all. Personal aside to James, you are right, here are some better pictures.
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I am having a little problem in the picture department! Ignore the drill press base picture.
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In support of James, I still don't see the Incra.

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