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Original incra jig - dedicated fence or ????

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Blog entry by Brodan posted 10-03-2021 09:22 PM 674 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started my router table about 7 years ago. With the exception of the dust collection hoses finally finished this weekend. When I steered the build, I bought the incra jig. I’m curious to know what opinions there are about fastening the incra jig to my “regular” router table fence or is it more convenient to build an additional dedicated fence specifically for the incra jig. As you can see from the pics I built a substantial overhang behind the cabinet to accommodate

What are the pros and cons of one vs the other

-- Dan, TN



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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 10-03-2021 09:47 PM

I built a dedicated fence and a dedicated table-top router table for mine. Works great! Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 10-03-2021 11:26 PM

Its my opinion if you are doing a lot of routing which involves routing other than edges a substantial overhang is required for precision accuracy.

Just how complex this is is determined by the job. This is a solid picture frame I was making and didn’t want and gouge marks in it from kickback.

Mine is removable but the support rails usually stay in place.

If I want a solid surface its just a matter of shimming the extension with widow packers and attaching it screwing it from underneath.
I would buy a bigger spindle shaper but most only have a 30mm shaft and no ability for 1/4 and 1/2 inch collet fitment.

I have heaps of router bits but only a limited amount of shaper knives for my shaper head.

-- Regards Rob

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robscastle

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#3 posted 10-04-2021 03:05 AM

BTW don’t post pictures sideways, ...Home page! your lucky I wasn’t able to delete my reply!

-- Regards Rob

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Brodan

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#4 posted 10-04-2021 10:12 AM

Dave, the idea of the incra jig with dedicated fence that I can clamp to my router table is appealing. Fence, right angle block and stop block fit as a unit rather than making something work with my standard fence. For most things I build I wouldn’t need it, but I’m thinking the precision locating ability and repeatability would be nice to have. In hindsight I like the idea of a table top router table for the height.
Thanks.

-- Dan, TN

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Brodan

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#5 posted 10-04-2021 10:16 AM

Rob, nice solution you have with the extension. Smaller footprint when you don’t need it, but available when you do. Thanks for sharing.

Not sure I understand the usefulness of your second comment, but thanks in any case.

-- Dan, TN

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