LumberJocks

Is a Incra combo worth it?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Stationarycopper posted 04-13-2012 12:57 AM 2934 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Stationarycopper's profile

Stationarycopper

4 posts in 989 days


04-13-2012 12:57 AM

I have one of the almost infamous Ridgid R4511 table saws. I am thinking about putting an Incra combo #2 on it to fix the fence and add a router table. I would like some opinions whether or not it is worth 3 times what I paid for the table saw. Also is it worth 3 times what I paid for the router (Ridgid as well) for the router lift. Room is limited so this seems like a decent option.


7 replies so far

View IrreverentJack's profile

IrreverentJack

724 posts in 1597 days


#1 posted 04-15-2012 03:34 AM

I always wanted an LS Combo for my old saw, but my thinking had settled on a new T2 fence. I hesitated because I thought spending $150 on a $50 saw was silly – spending $400 was unthinkable. I was wrong. Think usability not resale value. If you upgrade your saw, put the combo on the new saw. I think the same thinking applies to purchasing a lift. I purchased my Incra system used, on a much better saw, with a “gloat load” of addition items for about what a #2 Combo is selling for new. I haven’t used the Joinery Package(Wonder Fence) yet, but I love the rip fence. I know now that I would have been happy paying for a new TS-LS and I expect to feel the same about the rest of the “combo” soon. If room is limited, pay attention to how long the LS positioner extends beyond the side of the saw. Consider buying the METRIC option. I’m always converting decimal measurements to fractions and I think the metric system would save time. -Jack

View cagenuts's profile

cagenuts

35 posts in 974 days


#2 posted 04-27-2012 09:54 PM

Here in South Africa we use the Metric system but I think the Imperial system is better for woodworking as it’s more accurate. All the router bits I’ve imported from the US are Imperial, the plywood/MDF sheets available here are still Imperial (although converted to Metric for the Imperial impaired) and all the cool woodworking plans are from the US which insist on Imperial measurements.

I’m hoping to import an INCRA router fence and table saw fence and I’m getting the Imperial version. Drill bits I can handle in Metric but for everything else I’m all Imperial.

-- Weekend Wood Wrecker

View eddy's profile

eddy

931 posts in 2118 days


#3 posted 04-28-2012 02:39 PM

i have had the ts/ls 32 on my saw for 4 months now love it and will never go back
one thing to keep in mind if your spliter mounts from the rear like mine did you will have to change/modify things
as i did

-- self proclaimed copycat

View cagenuts's profile

cagenuts

35 posts in 974 days


#4 posted 04-28-2012 02:45 PM

So what did you do Eddy?

-- Weekend Wood Wrecker

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

16043 posts in 1620 days


#5 posted 04-28-2012 02:52 PM

After doing some research and talking to other people, including fellow Lumberjocks, I have decided to get one for my PM2000. However, I don’t know when I’ll be able to get it because of budget constraints.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View eddy's profile

eddy

931 posts in 2118 days


#6 posted 04-28-2012 03:02 PM

it depends on where yous spliter mounts mine mounted at 2 places a slot behind the blade and a slot behind the saw i cut off the rear mount to clear the rear incra rail and i have add a micro jig spliter as a back up
here is a pic of my set up


i did not buy there router table just made myown and added a woodpecker lift

-- self proclaimed copycat

View cagenuts's profile

cagenuts

35 posts in 974 days


#7 posted 04-29-2012 10:26 PM

Thanks Eddy.

-- Weekend Wood Wrecker

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase