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Forum topic by Steve posted 02-03-2014 11:57 AM 1614 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2014 11:57 AM

Calling all INCRA owners. I’m looking at a new router table, table fence, lift and motor. The INCRA system keeps calling my name. I guess I’m just wanting to hear from those who have one and has it been a good choice and which lift did u get. My current Kreg table has not been my favorite tool in the shop and this weekend the Triton froze up so it’s time to upgrade. Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 01:58 PM

I have the Incra Joinery system mounted in my table saw and I love it. I started with just the table and my Triton router but quickly got tired of the inconvenience with that setup. I just recently upgraded to the Mast-R-Lift II and Porter Cable 7518 router motor. Man what a difference, I can’t recommend this combination highly enough. I also have the Incra Clean Sweep DC setup and I also think this is great. I have literally 0 dust for almost all router uses. A few times there will be some clean up but for most operations there just isn’t anything on the table to cleanup.

-- Earl

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 03:12 PM

Thanks for your input Earl

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 03:45 PM

Incra is the best by leaps and bounds. I have the Incra router fence system and have two lifts…my older one is the jessem and I have a Porter Cable 7518 mounted in it… and I also have the Incra Mast-r Lift II with a Bosch 1617 router mounted in it.

The master Lift II is a nicer lift but I didn’t want to get rid of the jessem lift when I upgraded to the Incra table and fence system, so I can just pull the Mast-r Lift II out and put the jessem in if need to have more power for using large panel raising bits. This is convenient..but I also plan to build a second router cabinet for the 7518 before long.
Bottom line in my opinion is get the Incra.

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 08:24 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I got my Incra stuff ordered today, Lift Master II with Clean Sweep plates and under table box. Large table top and stand with wheels and LS17 Super system fence. For now I will be mounting my Bosh 2 1/4 horse motor in it and see if I think I need a larger motor later. Wish me luck with putting all of this together and figuring it out!!!

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 08:45 PM

I made a slightly modified version of Norms router table with the woodpecker PRL and for the fence I used an Incra LS-120 fence I bought used. In the table is a PC7518. I’ve been using it for 10 years with out a single issue. I’ve adjusted that fence by the thousandth and its dead accurate. One of the best purchases I ever made.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 09:44 PM

I bought the entire Incra table and wonder fence. This thing is fantastic. I haven’t begun to use all the features it’s capable of. The stand that came with it is super strong. I got a Jessem router lift II and now I see the same lift has the Incra name on it. Very easy to adjust the height. I also have the Bosch 2 1/4 hp router. For what I do, it’s plenty of power. I made a bench around the stand, but am not happy with my workmanship. I intend to build another cabinet for the top this spring.
The system will do more than anyone will ever need. I really think I bought more than I needed, but I just love watching the included video on what this thing can do. You will be very happy.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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