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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Well boys I took a dive and bought the incra super positioner at Amazon. I got a little extra cash from a auto wreak and went crazy. I have wanted one of these since I saw a demo at a woodshow it seems like well over a decade ago.

I was in so deep I even bought a lift Master II. Kind of a funny thing happened. I read in the reviews at Amazon that to beware because it's says it ships with the plate but it doesn't. You get a phone number (incra) and you tell them which router you have and they send you the one drilled for you router. So you can't use it right off when you get it.

Being that I was getting a lift, I wonder why I should pay for a plate I wasn't going to use. I called Icra and they said as soon as I got a order number from Amazon to call him (Neal) and he would take 45.00 of the router lift (for the plate not using) and ship it out the same day, so i wouldn't have to wait, Nice Neal!

Well I was spending fistfulls of dollars but now I'm done right? Wrong. I came here to gloat and what should I run across. A member had used the table that incra sells and made a beautifull enclosed table with a bunch of drawers, dust collection, it was beautiful!

I was going to build one but with the price of wood and my inborn lazyness I said, Your in so deep now why stop, you'll never have the funds again when it's gone.

Back to amazon, the table is 149.00 but if you keep looking (in amazon) you'll find the same table for 109.00. and of coarse the wheel kit.

I disabled and I make small gift boxes, I believe this well really help out. I can't work for extended periods so I think this is the ticket, or I'm going to put my head in the can and flush it repeatedly.

Everythig from Amazon was free shipping!

Whew! Didn't realize this was such a long post sorry.
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That's funny. I just did a similar act of economic stimulation. I purchased the entire Incra tablesaw fence with the router table attached. With the Mast-r-lift 2. I'm still waiting to receive it though.
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You will really enjoy the Incra. I just completed my first box out of walnut and red oak. I did the double double box joint. It's amazeing how tight the joints turned out. Take your time, setup is everything.

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I made a boo boo. I said I found the same incra table for 109.00 but when I got the confirm e mail from Amazon it said the table was 36" I needed a 42 for the 17 inch positioner.

I blazed a trail back to Amazon and canceled the 36" before it shipped and ordered the
43" which is 149.00 I caught it and I am sincerely sorry if anyone was mislead anyone. It was the first mistake I ever made!! (grin)

Thanks guys.
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Long posts are GOOD.
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Hey Bill:
Thanks for the PM, but i don"t have 10 post yet, so i can't reply to posts. Seems a little dumb, i can receive PM's, but i cant answer them!
To answer your question- The templates must go in the positioner a certain way, so if you were standing on the otherside of the table the markings would be upside down as you looked at them. That's really not a big problem, because you always need to be double sure you are on the correct number or letter anyway. So yes it can be done.

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Ya I didn't realize that 10 thing, seems a little petty. Thanks I figure it was that way. I was just trying to get a heads up on what wall I needed to put it on, you answered the question thanks.
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Have had my Incra 17" for a year and I love it.
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I've had the the Table Saw (TS) Positioner for about 5 years, and it is as solid and accurate today as it was then. I have the 92" version, so it handles both the table saw and the side-mounted router table (with the Wonder Fence package). My experience is that it takes some time to get everything installed and dialed-in level and square. The Table Saw portion is awesome - dead accurate and repeatable. The Wonder Fence - for the Router Table - is less awesome, but still very good. The dust collection is adequate, and there are a lot of moving parts. Still - the overall package vies for top honors with the Kreg table, in my book. The system will serve you very well for decades.
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Mine is going to roll in tomorrow, dreading the set up but I've had to set up my metal lathe and mill can't be worst I wouldn't think.

I have a very small shop so somethings got to go to the out building to fit this puppy in. I bought the wheel kit because if I want to cut some longer stock I'll have move it.

That's the only thing I didn't think was so great. I have been used to facing the router fence and now it's sideways. Did that take some getting used to for you?
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