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Anyone out there that has an Incra Router Jig. A friend gave me a $500 gift certificate to Lee Valley Tools and I am wondering if that might be a good choice to buy. I already have a Leigh D24 dovetail jig. Would I get my monies worth out of the Incra Jig or should I consider buying something else for my homemade router table? Joe in BC Canada
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I use one. It is great for repeatable processes. Making 4 or more boxes, a set of drawers. It is so repeatable if your wood is a constant size. It is an expensive fence, but a great asset as a jig.
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I have an Incra Original Jig and really like it. I use it on my Oak Park router table and it makes a great fence even when not doing Incra patterns.

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My Incra jig makes super tight box joints. I really like it.
The fence is always on my router table.

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I have the original as well! It does a great job with measurement, and detail for tight fitting joints. They also have a book that shows and helps You with special joints, decorative things. I also got a video with mine for general bow work and other box making information. I want to get the large book that has every thing in it. I like it very well. They start at around $60.00.

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I 2nd. the posts above, and do the same, I push the OP box joint jigs all the time but if you are a little tight for funds the Incra jig is the way to go, it will do both types of joints (box and dovetail) plus many more you don't need to buy the gold plated one the small one will do a great job, you will be amazed what it can do and all for the right price..

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I have an Incra Original Jig and really like it. I use it on my Oak Park router table and it makes a great fence even when not doing Incra patterns.
Hi Deb,

I also have the original jig (in metric). I have not mounted it to the OP table yet as I don't want to drill the table.

Would you be able to post a photo showing how you have mounted it.

Do you have any issues with the plate being slightly raised above the table?

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James I mounted the jig to a board and then just clamp the whole thing to the OP table. There were instructions on how to do it in the owners manual. Works VERY well! I don't have any issues with the plate, and mine is slightly above the table.
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I'll toss in my 2 cents also.

I purchased the jig & fence combo from Rockler. If I had it to do over again, I would buy the jig, make my own fence(s) and save the difference for something else.

It is a nice fence, but you can make one of equal quality or better for a lot less money. Besides, if you are going to do anything with larger diameter bits, you will need to add sub fences anyway. So why not just make your own to start with.

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I would disagree with that, mike! The settings are returnable, and the measurement, precise. Unless Your a good engineer, That would be difficult. James! I mounted mine the same way. The board is cut to the same size as the table. Two clamps hold it good.

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