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|11-09-2016 01:35 AM|
|whimsofchaz||Dale I really think it comes down to how many times are you going to do dovetails and how many times will you need a very accurate fence? If dovetails is the key buy the Leigh, I have one. If it is accuracy on everything you use a fence for and occasional dovetails get the Incra.|
|11-08-2016 02:24 PM|
|RailDude||One D4R Pro with VRS is on the way, and with Lee Valley free shipping too. Cant wait to check this jig out.|
|09-23-2016 05:43 PM|
|Jerry Bowen|| |
Originally Posted by greenacres2 View Post
I think that what you say, while true, is what we call rationalizing and thanks for reminding me about what you did. It helps me to justify my expenditure on tools over the past nine years now.
|09-23-2016 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by RailDude View Post
|09-23-2016 08:40 AM|
|hawkeye10||I can't answer your question because I have not done even one dovetail. Have no fear I can tell you that the guys that have answered your question are very good wood workers and you are getting good advice.|
|09-23-2016 05:42 AM|
|RailDude||Thanks for all the good responses. Lots of food for thought. Now to decide which one I want to get first..lol.|
|09-20-2016 10:59 PM|
Originally Posted by CharleyL View Post
pyRouterJig · A woodworking layout tool for creating box and dovetail joints
I have the original Leigh and the Incra. For just dovetails, I'd stick with the Leigh. But realize that the Incra is more than just a box and (approximate) dovetail joint cutter. It's also a very accurate and repeatable system for positioning the router fence. The "double joints" are also a unique feature, if you're into that look.
Like any good tool, you just gotta have them all :-)
|09-20-2016 09:41 PM|
Pretty much mirror Earl's remarks about the Incra and not having experience with the Liegh. I suspect that anything else, it's a matter of prefercne and experience. I am very impressed with the Incra set up but probably would sing praises to the Leigh if I had started with it instead of the Incra. |
I'm sure that this all adds to your confusion as to which way to go, so I'm sure that we have been of much help in your making your decision.
|09-20-2016 09:20 PM|
Originally Posted by whimsofchaz View Post
Still have my Porter Cable jig--once I started marking bit depth to a scribed line on my stock, that got easier to work with. I should part with it, but I keep thinking that once I do i'll find a need to have it!! Between those 2--I definitely like the Incra better.
I do have Incra LS with Wonder Fence on 2 router tables, and a TS-LS on my table saw. All bought used or "damaged" over 5 years or so--probably half funded by buying/selling some tools. (for sure, I still have spent WAY more than I ever thought I would for this hobby, but not much more than a high-end set of golf clubs!! That's my story, and i'm sticking to it)
|09-20-2016 05:09 PM|
the Leigh is so much more than just DT and box joints... |
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