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Hello everyone. First thank you for the wonderful resource for learning woodworkers like myself.

I have a question:

I acquired a router table already set up. I have used it enough not to like it. The fence is a Pinnacle and it seems to lose 90 when sliding the fence rails. the table set up is the conventional way with the fence along the long side and the router in the middle.

Will an incra LS 17 be workable in this config? or will i need a table with the plate on the end?

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Hello everyone. First thank you for the wonderful resource for learning woodworkers like myself.

I have a question:

I acquired a router table already set up. I have used it enough not to like it. The fence is a Pinnacle and it seems to lose 90 when sliding the fence rails. the table set up is the conventional way with the fence along the long side and the router in the middle.

Will an incra LS 17 be workable in this config? or will i need a table with the plate on the end?

TIA,
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I'm not familiar with your table, can you send a photo. What are the dmentons of your table?
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You can add an LS Positioner to just about any table. You might need to add an extension to the table See the manual for more details but here's key part.
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here are the pics.
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Was that fence a precursor to the woodpecker's wonderfence?
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I think that you are saying when you move the fence, you lose 90. That style of fence will always lose 90 when moved. The Incra will maintain 90 when moved as will the Kreg. Then again unless using a coping sled, maintaining 90 is not that important.
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Using a push block instead of a coping sled eliminates the need to be at 90* also. If you watch Marc Sommerfeld's videos on you tube that's how he does it. Many of us don't bother with a t track for mitering but some still like to have it for using feather boards but you still don't need to be perfectly 90* using a feather board either. A router bit is not like a table saw. It doesn't matter what direction you approach it from it's still the same.
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I think i misspoke. I mean 90 degrees in relation to the table top, not the miter slot. And when i said "move the fence" I meant sliding the 2 vertical pieces closer or farther from each other in order to accomodate a different size bit. not moving the whole fence back and forth to adjust distance from bit.

sorry for the confusion.

I am pretty sure i want to buy the LS positioner and super fence, I am just trying to avoid spending the extra money for a table top, stand and lift if i can avoid it.

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At the worst case, you could replace your top. The lift and stand should be reusable. Note that the way you use the LS fence is 90 degrees to the long dimension of your top so it takes a little rethinking. If it were me, I'd try to add the outrigger extension. Maybe just use some scrap to try it out. Should be quick and cheap. A new top is pretty easy to make, I wouldn't buy a new one.

By the way, I'm sure you will love the LS. I got mine to mostly do joinery via templates but find myself using the microadjustment and repeatability a lot. Pretty much indispensable at this point.

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I do not think you will be completely satisfied with the LS System without going to an offset table like mine. It will work, do not get me wrong. But, I am pretty sure you will want to build your own or buy the matching Woodpecker table eventually, if not sooner! LOL

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