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Forum topic by Steve K posted 01-20-2008 06:26 PM 996 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2008 06:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: incra tool router

I’m considering buying one of the Incra router fence positioning models. Does anyone know how these two stack up?

Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig, combo package including the Jig, Fence, Stop Block & Right Angle Fixture, is 99.00 bucks from rockler.

Incra Ultra Lite Jig Woodworking System, is 120.54 from Amazon with free shipping. Looks like it has basically the same type of package with fence, right angle fixture.

From all the pictures I’ve been able to find, it looks like the “lite” is constructed with more aluminum parts, and the “universal” is at least partially plastic construction.

For just 20 dollars difference in the price, are there other differences between the two systems? Most of my projects are smaller, like boxes.

Thanks for any comments. Steve

-- Steve


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#1 posted 01-20-2008 09:05 PM

Only $20 more? I’d go for that one. Otherwise you might wish you had later on. You won’t buy the more expensive one and later lay “Boy, I wish I had saved $20 and got the lesser model.” Incra makes good stuff, though. I think you will be happy with it. Have fun!

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#2 posted 01-20-2008 09:29 PM

I’m with Blake. Better to spend the 20 and realize you didn’t need to, than to spend the $99 and wish you hadn’t. The Ultra Lite looks like the way to go just looking at the pictures. I don’t use either, however, you also can’t go too wrong with Incra.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 01-21-2008 04:48 PM

in one of my interviews the recommendation by the tool rep was that it was better to buy a tool and grow into it than buy and tool and grow beyond it.

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#4 posted 01-21-2008 04:53 PM

So when are you buying that Sawstop, then, Debbie?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 02-23-2008 06:34 PM

Buy the Incra lite over the Rockler model….
the Rockler model has melomine guides which tend to fail… better to have the Incra style.
Iv’e used the older Incra model but it still has aluminium guides which add strength.
BT

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 01:33 PM

sorry for the late response, Tom…. you know my thoughts on table saws!!!

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