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Default Router Table once piece at a time

The first part of my Incra router table arrived today. The Incra Master Lift 2. The rest of the table will be purchased over the winter months to get it ready for the spring.

The next purchase will be the Milwaukee 3.5 horse motor to power the table.
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Awesome Steven . I did the same as you , collected an Incra top and lift . Looking forward to seeing your table when it’s complete
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Awesome Steven . I did the same as you , collected an Incra top and lift . Looking forward to seeing your table when itís complete
The Incra Lift is much more substantial than I believed it would be. Itís one massive hunk of aluminum and steel. Itís 3/8 inch thick aluminum plate, 1 inch thick steel on the threaded shaft.

The Master Lift 2 could hold a 50 lbs Router if such a thing existed.

I thought about getting the Triton. Several months milling through Incra documentation and videos made it clear the Incra Lift would be a better fit with the LS system.

The constant micro adjustments you make in some LS system projects from the Incra book would drive you nuts having to reach under then table to lock and unlock the router all the time.

The Incra Lift is a better fit for the LS system.
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Nice having the magnetic inserts


In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.
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In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.
Itís rather silly that Incra doesnít include the clean sweep inserts instead. You pretty much have to set-up some kind of dust capture box vented or otherwise under the table for dust collection with a lift.

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Steven I don't see how you can wait. You are going to have a very nice router table.
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I appreciate it when someone adds detail, such as why you choose the lift over a Triton. Either way works, but given you're using the LS systenm and probably crave accuracy, it makes sense to spend more for the setup you're going for. Thanks.
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I appreciate it when someone adds detail, such as why you choose the lift over a Triton. Either way works, but given you're using the LS systenm and probably crave accuracy, it makes sense to spend more for the setup you're going for. Thanks.
The Incra LS system does a lot of unique and complex decorative projects. The LS system force you to make numerous adjustments in a short period time.

The lift gives you the ability to make those adjustments quickly and painlessly without ever reach under the table unless you need to make a speed change.

With the Triton you’d be spending more time fiddling than routing. Under most day to day routing tasks there’s not much gained by going with a lift since standalone motors are getting harder to come-by.

You have Bosch, Dewalt, Porter Cable and Milwaukee along with bad Chinese made motors to choose from.

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Default Incra LS Arrived

The next piece of the router table puzzle arrived today. The Incra LS 25 Super System arrived today. I was going to get the LS 17 but there was a sale on the 25 so it was the same price as the LS 17. I figured, what the heck. Still, it sucks to be Canadian since the table package costs $1099.

I still have a couple of parts to buy next month complete the package.
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