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Is the Incra LS fence for real? I am in the market for a new router table system and have become interested/obsessed with the Incra system. I understand the system comes with "templates" to make the most wonderful joinery I have ever seen. Yes, I've watched the videos on youtube and the Incra website, now I'm wondering how difficult actually making some of those fancy dovetails are. Can someone with the system let me know?
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I am in the planning stages of my next router table. Would also appreciate this information. Seems to a great system, but would prefer the reviews of other owners / users.

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Is the Incra LS fence for real? I am in the market for a new router table system and have become interested/obsessed with the Incra system. I understand the system comes with "templates" to make the most wonderful joinery I have ever seen. Yes, I've watched the videos on youtube and the Incra website, now I'm wondering how difficult actually making some of those fancy dovetails are. Can someone with the system let me know?
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Ron, I can help you with your question even tho I actually own the Jointech System instead of the Incra. They are almost identical so the answer is; YES! You can build all the wonderful joints and fancy dovetails but, and this is a big but, you won't do it instantly. As with most things in life there is a learning curve. The difficulty of which is dictated by your initial skills. If you can afford the system it is well worth the price. My best advice to you, if you do get the system, is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE and when you get through with that PRACTICE SOME MORE. I am certain you will be well pleased with it after you learn the ins, outs and howtos of the system. It wasn't easy for me but it was fun learning. Your mileage may vary...

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Ron I just got the original Incra jig and fence on ebay for $38 dollars it was new in the box so I would suggest you start your search there. As far as how easy it is to use I can't say however after watching the video it doesn't seem all that hard (at least with the original fence) it is all in the set up and getting the bit "zeroed out". After that it is a matter of moving the jig back to either the "b" marks or the "a" marks. To get a different look you skip removing some of the tails and pins. This of course is not for the fancy looking dovetails but with them I think you use one of the templates.
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Ron, I have had my Incra Ultra for about 17 years. The joints are very easy if you first read and then follow the instruction. I also use the Incra for most non-raised panel joinery(the Wonderfence did not exist back then!) I really should update... but since then I have acquired a shaper and use it for raised panels.
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Ron, I do not own nor have I ever used any of the Incra items but I can assure you like all the jigs and fixtures you will find they work. As others have stated it is all about becoming familiar with the product; they all require practice to get results you will be happy with.

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Ron, I do not own nor have I ever used any of the Incra items but I can assure you like all the jigs and fixtures you will find they work. As others have stated it is all about becoming familiar with the product; they all require practice to get results you will be happy with.
I have a LS system on my router table and table saw and I cannot unequivocally say that they are great.
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I have a LS system on my router table and table saw and I cannot unequivocally say that they are great.
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Great system. Practice, practice. Check out Amazon - I got mine with free shipping, saved over $120 as I live in Alaska - bought the 4' router table top with it. Sometimes on sale there too.
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it is better than the videos and it is simple to use if you read the instructions. Of course most guys find it hard to actually read the instructions.
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