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In response to the demand for a modestly priced fence positioning jig that works, Incra, a leading supplier of precision woodworking systems, has brought back its original flagship fence positioning tool: the Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig. Available exclusively at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware , this affordable little wonder offers fast, precise, repeatable fence positioning at a fraction of the cost of other jigs. If you want to improve the speed and accuracy of intricate router table projects like cutting dovetail and box joints, but you don't have a lot to invest, the return of the original Incra Jig is a dream come true. Best of all, the Incra Jig's patented incremental rack system and positioning scales make it exceptionally easy to use. Now precision joinery techniques, and a host of other precision millwork, sawing, and drilling operations, are in easy reach of every skill level -- and every budget.
This updated release contains the same great jig system that has set the standard for fence positioning accuracy since its introduction years ago. Making the jig package especially noteworthy, Incra includes a truly exceptional free instructional DVD. In over one hour of real-time instruction, the video covers everything from the basics to the Incra Jig's most advanced functions. Rockler is offering the original Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig and the Fence, Stop Block & Right angle Fixture accessory kit separately, or in a money-saving package.
If you've ever tried it, you know there's one thing that can turn cutting dovetail and box joints on a router table into a time-consuming, frustrating ordeal -- problems positioning the fence. A sound, square joint begins with an accurate cut, and if you're using a standard slot and T-bolt fence, you're giving yourself a lot of chances to make a mistake. In a dovetail joint, not only should the pins and tails fit snugly together, but also the pin/tail combinations have to align perfectly across the entire length of the joint for the parts to fit together at all. In a typical dovetailing operation -- making a drawer box, for example -- you'll need to reposition your fence to make crucial cuts at least five times. If you're using a conventional router table fence, you're always one mistake away from throwing a couple of drawer sides, or your beautiful, hand-selected drawer front into the scrap bin.
That's where the Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig comes in. As the engineers at Incra noticed years ago, what's missing from a typical router table setup is a system for quickly and accurately setting the fence in precise, repeatable positions. Incra's patented saw-tooth racks position your work instantly and automatically in exact 1/32' steps. And the jig is accurate, with a repeatability tolerance of only .001'. So when you start a project that calls for router cuts at positions that repeat over and over, you'll know ahead of time that every dado, dovetail, and groove you make will be in exactly the right place – every time. To make things even easier, Incra supplies a positioning scale that lays out the most common dovetail and box joint cut positions. You just attach it to your jig, across from the permanent scale (laid out in inches) and you're ready to start making joints without having to make a single measurement. And if you like using the specially designed scale that comes with the Incra Jig, you can order the Master Reference Guide and Template Library and start making all kinds of unique dovetail and box joint patterns without ever picking up your tape measure.
Have you ever spent a few hours hunched over a standard-issue slot and T-bolt router table fence, nudging it a tiny bit this way and a little bit that way, searching for the precise setting that will yield a perfect, close fitting joint? If you have, the value of a tool that gives you precise, measurement-free fence positioning, like Incra's line of top-quality positioning systems, is a no-brainer. The good news for you is that with the return of the original Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig , quick, accurate , and repeatable fence positioning got a whole lot more affordable. If you've been woodworking for a while, chances are you've heard about incremental positioning tools, and you probably have an idea of just how much having one would speed up your projects. If you don't already have an Incra Jig, we'd guess that you've been putting off getting one because you thought the price was out of range for such a "luxury item." With Incra's original positioning system available again through Rockler at such an attractive price, we don't see any reason to wait any longer to start cutting hours off the time you spend in front of your router table.
Exceptional quality box and dovetail joints are one of the Incra Jig's specialties , but we're sure you'll find any number other of innovative uses for this versatile tool. Use the Incra Jig wherever you need accurate repeatable positioning. Here are just a few ideas. Dados for the through joints on the chess set box you've been meaning to make would be a snap for the Incra jig. Try it out on tools other than your router, like your drill press. Is a cribbage board on your project list? We can't think of a project that's a better match for the Incra Jig. Or, if you want to really dress up a humidor or a jewelry box, use the Incra Jig in combination with the Incra HingeCrafter to make beautiful, precisely machined wood hinges. Your Incra jig will come in handy for stepping into deep shaping cuts a little at a time to reduce tearing and splintering. Try your hand at joinery techniques that are a little ways off the beaten path, like corner post dovetail joints, or the Incra Jig's trademark double dovetail joints (the free instructional DVD that's included with the jig will show you how).
We're glad the Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig is back. And if you want a tool that gives you fast, reliable, and repeatable fence positioning that won't cost you and arm and a leg, we think you'll be happy too. Remember that the original Incra Jig is available only at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware .