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I have just been made aware of a product called Incra , and I'm not understanding how there router fence can be used to act like a jointer ?
Most router tables I see have fences that are two separate pieces that can be set for different distances on the table , but incra's fence looks like one solid fence.
Am I missing something ?

Ok I just found one version of there fence that is split . Maybe I was looking at one that was dedicated to a TS?
I guess getting opinions on there router tables and fences would still be a good question though.
I suspect there products are the industry standard

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I have just been made aware of a product called Incra , and I'm not understanding how there router fence can be used to act like a jointer ?
Most router tables I see have fences that are two separate pieces that can be set for different distances on the table , but incra's fence looks like one solid fence.
Am I missing something ?

Ok I just found one version of there fence that is split . Maybe I was looking at one that was dedicated to a TS?
I guess getting opinions on there router tables and fences would still be a good question though.
I suspect there products are the industry standard
Rick, you are correct, Incra is of the best quality that you can buy in my opinion. The Wonder Fence is their split fence but it has to be attached to a their standard one piece fence that works with bits of smaller diameter. The off-set for using the fence as a jointer is fairly easy to set up. You do understand that thisi is only for edge jointing of course. Since I use my Grizzly jointer for milling the faces of wider material, in my case I only have a six inch jointer, I don't bother setting up the Wonder Fence to do the edges, it's just so much easier to use the Grizzly jointer.

Hope this helps a bit, and once again, I can't say enough good about Incra and their service that they provide, especially in tech support.


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Rick, you are correct, Incra is of the best quality that you can buy in my opinion. The Wonder Fence is their split fence but it has to be attached to a their standard one piece fence that works with bits of smaller diameter. The off-set for using the fence as a jointer is fairly easy to set up. You do understand that thisi is only for edge jointing of course. Since I use my Grizzly jointer for milling the faces of wider material, in my case I only have a six inch jointer, I don't bother setting up the Wonder Fence to do the edges, it's just so much easier to use the Grizzly jointer.

Hope this helps a bit, and once again, I can't say enough good about Incra and their service that they provide, especially in tech support.


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Ok I am probably not understanding all there options as all I really need is a decent router fence right ? . But I'm really liking this piece here that adjusts the fence in small steps , at least that's what I believe it's for and that it works on all there fences?



But I suspect that this adjuster stays put ,which would inhibit me from using the router table to double as an out feed table for my saw ?
This is way more complicated than I thought it would be.
I guess if you guys new what the application was for it may help , but I don't know myself. I would like to future proof myself as I try more things though. Maybe buy a fence and add as I go . But where should I start for basic routing

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Rick, the photos you show are for the "Incra Positioner", the fence attaches to the end of the positioner.

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Complete unit, and you can move fast get close then use the micro adjusters
It is great unit but do you need this much of a system!
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Rick, the photos you show are for the "Incra Positioner", the fence attaches to the end of the positioner.
Yes I understand that . After watching there videos I kinda fell in love with the positioner . But I believe that since it's telescoping that you can remove the fence leaving the one section bolted to the table . That just may just work for me as I could work around that .

Like John is saying do I need this much system , probably not at this time but it sure is sweet . Everything always starts out innocent enough , then goes needlessly out of control on me lol

I have to say that this whole thing started out as just wanting a simple router plate to put in my TS , to a lift , to a custom made table etc etc



I see some of the custom tables made here and I'm impressed . I don't want to take a chance on not having a perfectly flat surface so I think buying the top and plate would be a good start , then customize the rest down to suit my needs

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Rick, working around the mounting of the Incra fence is really no big deal. I mounted an
LS17 several years back on my table with the intentions of being able to remove it so that the table could double as an assembly table. I have had zero problems with this set up.

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I have my INCRA mounted as pictured.
The ply base is clamped to my table.
This is the previous version of what INCRA is selling now.
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I have my INCRA mounted as pictured.
The ply base is clamped to my table.
This is the previous version of what INCRA is selling now.
I have to say you would think the fence would be wobbly as you extend the positioner out further ? But I'm sure they addressed that .
I sure like looking at there systems though , lots of options .

I don't even see an optional fence stop for GI that I was going to buy , and was debating to throw in the towel tomorrow and order the GI router cast extension that bolts to the TS and then build a dedicated RT later with the Acra
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Rick, working around the mounting of the Incra fence is really no big deal. I mounted an
LS17 several years back on my table with the intentions of being able to remove it so that the table could double as an assembly table. I have had zero problems with this set up.

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Regarding the fence itself, IMHO, the Incra systems are as good as they get. Period!
I seen yours a few days ago in the other thread and yours was the one that had me wondering who made that kick a** looking fence system . You did a great job on your table , but that would be to time consuming for me right now unfortunately , as I can only manage 10 projects at any given time :/

But you guys have inspired me to build a router table someday after seeing the incredible work you guys have done here! I'll probably cheat a little and buy Acras largest table for the top , but I will build from there down .

I have to say I haven't seen anything else with so many options as the Acra , so when the time comes it will definitely be them on the table

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