|Review by Steven Davis||posted 08-30-2011 01:01 AM||4605 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
If you are like me, you see the pictures of the Incra Table Saw or Router fences, drool a bit, look at your wallet, sigh, and move on.
While trolling Craig’s List, I stumbled onto the Incra Jig.. for $30! I looked at the picture and, after my disappointment that someone was NOT selling the table saw system for $30 (HA!), I was pretty intrigued by the tool and did some Internet research…
Apparently, the Incra Jig (or Incra Universal Jig) was Incra’s first product.
It is a beautiful piece of engineering. 2 Pieces of very heavy duty plastic with numerous locations where you can mount the jig to other fixtures. 4 smaller pieces with saw teeth every 1/32 of an inch giving an overall accuracy of 0.001 inch allowing you to easily move through 8” very, very accurately.
It is the Incra Table Saw system at a bargain price (with caveats and some do-it-yourself-ness).
Very, very cool.
With 2, you can build a perfect grid on your drill press.
Apparently, there is a DVD (not with my ancient version) as well as a book you can get to create all sorts of crazy precision items.
Incra still sells them, but they are pretty well hidden on the site which is kind of sad.
They show up used on eBay, Craigs List, I’ve seen them on Amazon at $60… and there is a metric version as well.
I’m just starting with it, but I can tell you, I’m quite excited. I’ll provided more feedback later.