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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Morning all, I`m waiting for delivery of my first Incra system for table saw and router table. From all reports I see I have finally done the right thing. Does anyone have any tips for a metric user who has progressed past the Imperial system 40 years ago in primary school. RonB
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Greetings Ron and welcome to the router forum. I have heard only good reports about that system/

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Hi Ron,
I take it you're talking about an LS based system?
In which case I'm pretty sure you'll have to learn your fractions again!

Good luck with that,
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Don't worry too much about the measurement scales. It is just a number. The precision joints are made following simple letter and number combinations. Buy the book with the 50 jig tapes if you are going to make routered joints. It is a truly terrific bit of kit.
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Ronebooth,

Check your manual about ordering metric racks and scales. If you purchase the book with the tapes, you will probably have to put up with the Imperial system but this should not cause too many problems. For other work, you may be able to replace the standard racks and scales with metric versions.

I have an older Incra jig for the router and am well pleased with it. I think that you will enjoy yours also.

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Ronebooth,

Check your manual about ordering metric racks and scales. If you purchase the book with the tapes, you will probably have to put up with the Imperial system but this should not cause too many problems. For other work, you may be able to replace the standard racks and scales with metric versions.

I have an older Incra jig for the router and am well pleased with it. I think that you will enjoy yours also.

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You can replace imperial racks and scales with metric. I looked into this a while back when I was considering converting my miter gauge 5000. The cost was minimal, less than $20 for materials, for seven racks and a scale. Some modifications were required to two of the racks (end rails required shortening) but it seemed straight forward. The scales are printed to a maximum of 80cm. This gentleman was very helpful.

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Hi Mark,
What about the leadscrew?
Surely, you had to replace that as well?

Personally I prefer imperial, fractions are so much easier on the human mind that the clinical offerings of decimalisation, don't you think?

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Thanks boys, I have not received the gear yet but will let you know how I make out once it is installed. Ron (the muddler) Booth
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Ron,

How are you doing with the Incra system? I'm looking into getting one for the RT I'm building.

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