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Forum topic by HighDesert posted 06-19-2017 05:57 PM 488 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HighDesert

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06-19-2017 05:57 PM

Hello all, just joined the forum and have a question about a tool I just bought. A friend of a friends father passed away and had a bunch of woodworking tools he was selling. I have been looking for a joiner and planer for years, just never was able to get in on a deal for the Dewalt I wanted. But this lady had an INCA 570, which I know nothing about. She said she did sell it to me for $250. Her father only used it once so it’s in perfect condition, comes with a cabinet he built, sterret dials to set the tables, extra parts, extra blades, blade sharpening jig etc. I’m having trouble finding setup instructions for the planer, as the ones with it only has jointer information. Does anyone know where to find information on this machine and is it even a quality machine. Thanks for any help.

-- Eric


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Loren

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 06:21 PM

It’s a high quality machine. I owned one
for awhile, though I never used the planer
function.

There’s an INCA yahoo user group that has
manuals on it.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/incawoodworking/info

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 06:21 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks HighDesert

HTH

http://incawoodworking.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 06:22 PM

I had an Inca 570 for a while. Mine had the Tersa self setting knife system (nice). Anyway it’s a quality built machine but in my view it’s on the light weight side (meaning depth of cut) and the tables are a little short for me. I eventually sold it to get something with longer tables and a bigger bite.

The 2 major problem you could face with that machine is getting parts and service. The week link in the system is the Polyamide Drive Gear (see picture). I melted more that one of those when I have mine. At the time the only places to get parts was through Garrett Wade and Eagle Tools. I don’t know if they can still help or not. I would call those places and see if they can get any parts.

It a good machine, just don’t push it to hard.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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HighDesert

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 06:50 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I’ll check out the inca users group

-- Eric

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#5 posted 09-08-2017 05:56 AM

When I had my Inca the only 2 places in the USA who were dealers was Garrett wade (New York) and Eagle Tools (California). Those were the only place to get parts and/or service. If I was looking for information on Inca I’d call Jesse at Eagle Tools .

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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