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Forum topic by MattMcC posted 09-04-2010 04:07 AM 5631 views 3 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2010 04:07 AM

After deliberating over and over about whether I should buy a dedicated dovetail jig, I finally chose a slightly different direction, choosing the Incra TS-LS with the router accessories. Its not here yet (bummer) but I am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I will be mounting it to a Ridgid TS3660 that has a Benchdog router table attached to the left. Yes, I know, the fence costs more than the saw did, but so what an Akeda, Leigh or PC Omnijig and they don’t seem to offer as much flexibility as the Incra. I hear they would be better for production work. But I don’t do production work, I do one-offs as a hobby.

Anyway, any tips anyone can share on getting the most of out the fence? I probably will go crazy waiting for it to get here. How easy is it to set up? How quickly can you get it to pump out dovetails?

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#1 posted 09-04-2010 07:18 AM

congrats. it’s a fantastic fence. I have it on my router table. super easy to install and setup. Mark blogged his install on a TS here:

how quickly will you pump out dovetails? if you have the proper bits for the router, and the proper thickness material – I would say in little time, once you get the hang of it.

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#2 posted 09-04-2010 03:09 PM

Thanks. Don’t know how I did not see that blog before when I searched. Its very helpful. Now if only my fence would get here.

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#3 posted 09-07-2010 02:49 AM

I love my Incra LS with super fence on my router table. Am going to upgrade my TS3650 with a new fence soon.
I use it for everything. I also have a woodline jig and a PC 4212 that gather dust. They work but just don’t have the “pizzazz” of Incra. As a suggestion if you have a CD player, hook it up in the shop so you can follow along. Makes the learning curve much easier.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 09-07-2010 02:59 AM

I recently upgrade my router table from the Incra ultra to the new Incra LS systerm. Very user friendly and so accurate it will make your head spin…I very impress with the wonder fence and it capability as a edge jointer. Good luck on a quick ship and enjoy your new shop toy…BC

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#5 posted 09-07-2010 07:53 AM

Dude, you made a good choice. I have the fence system and love it. I know you bought it to do dovetails but it will do so much more and works great for the table saw too. You will love the 1/32” incremental adjustment for things like dovetails. You just get close to the mark, pull the lock handle and it always goes back to an increment of 1/32”. Just make sure you get close enough that is is the right increment. Then you also get I micro adjust in 1000th’s. DON’T get in a hurry to install and use it right away. Read the manual first before doing anything. This is not a typical fence and to get the most out of it take your time to set it up and learn how to use it. I think Incra has a DVD available too and there is probably stuff on youtube. The one thing I wonder about is how long of a board you can dovetail. You use a right angle fixture against the wonderfence and the longer the board, the more any alignment errors compound themselves becasue of the law arc length at a distance. I use mine mostly for the table saw and have never tried to dovetail a long board. You might have to come up with a custom jig, but the base system is a great starting point. You can always contact the guys at Incra for setup/operation help. Did you get the wonder fence?

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 05:06 AM

I got the fence and the router accessories package, which includes the wonder fence. Definitely plan on sitting down and watching the video first, which comes with the package. 82 minutes long. There must be alot of pointers on it. Can’t wait.

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 09:47 PM

I too have a Incra LS system, but here is the thing; I don’t have a table saw to put in on yet. I purchased it a few years ago and have been using a little contractors saw since then.

Now I am ready to buy the table. As a hobbiest in a 10 by 20 shop, a big cabinet saw is overkill. Does anyone have an opinion on whether these saws are very good or whether they will work well with the Incra? I am looking at the Porter-Cable PCB270TS, Ridgid TS3650, Craftsman 22114, Ridgid R4511, and the Craftsman 21833.

-- Kevin; Salem, Oregon

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#8 posted 10-07-2010 09:55 PM

I have the TSLS 32 and am looking at purchasing a LS Positioner for my router table.. I just got a new top for it…
You will love your set up… all the INCRA gear is first grade top notch IMHO

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#9 posted 10-08-2010 02:16 AM

I now have mine mounted to my TS3660. East to mount. No problems whatsoever. Thus far I have only used as a table saw fience but I have the router table extension. Just havent gotten a joinery project going yet.

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 01:14 AM


I’m sorry to drag-up an old topic. How did you account for the back rail and splitter/guard interference? The installation manual advises that I cut it, but it doesn’t look like the splitter will fit for anything but 90 degree cuts. I don’t really want to install a rail system on my TS that eliminates a key safety feature (...I already have, I’m just not using the TS until I find a solution).

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#11 posted 10-24-2012 02:26 AM

I ended up installing a splitter on the insert for 90 degree cuts but no more guard. It is a concession unless you are willing to invest in something over the table.

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#12 posted 10-25-2012 07:55 PM

MattMcC: You will love your new fence. I have had mine for several years and love it. The ONLY drawback is the increased footprint that it creates when the fence is moved back to full rip capacity and sticks out 30” on the right side of your saw. A real pita in a small shop. Other than that, I wouldn’t trade it and would buy another in a heartbeat. Great choice man! I am however very partial to Incra and Woodpeckers products. I used to buy all of my Incra stuff from Woodpeckers when they were demoing it at ww shows. I have an old Incra twin linear router fence system that is great for joinery,a Woodpeckers jig materials shop made drill press fence/table that I just reworked for my new Powermatic, two Woodpeckers PRLV2 router lifts and a bunch of Incra and Woodpeckers layout tools and one time tools. These two companies excell in Customer service and good American made quality. I just purchased the Incra Box Joint Jig from Incra. Still in the box on the bench. I finally got tired of redoing shop made box joint jigs and thought I would try this new fangled contraption. Expect to have my expectations exceeded. IMHO you can not go wrong with Incra or Woodpeckers.

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#13 posted 10-31-2012 01:26 AM

My understanding is that the Incra is machined in Mexico. I have the router table fence with a wonder fence also, and love it. But I think they are made in Mexico, maybe engineered here in the US.

Eithway, excellent product and great support.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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