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Original INCRA Jig

Original INCRA Jig

Back by popular demand!

The INCRA Jig that started it all more than twenty years ago has been reissued, and the same qualities that made it such a knockout then are still relevant in workshops today.

Original INCRA Jig

Examples of use:

Positioning the jig on a drill press

Positioning the jig on a band saw

Making dovetails and box joints with the Original Incra Jig
Original INCRA Jig - METRIC version

The only two moving parts are the locking knob and the single-piece upper carriage. It’s as simple and reliable as your favorite hammer, yet it indexes on 1 mm increments with the same 0.02 mm positioning accuracy and repeatability of the top-of-the-line LS Positioners.

The rigid, glass-reinforced resin body consists of upper and lower halves and provides 8 inch (203 mm) of solid fence travel. The patented incremental racks are installed where the halves of the jig meet, with each rack offering hundreds of teeth on a precise 1 mm spacing. When the clamping knob is tightened, the teeth mesh, causing the fence and carriage to instantly "center up" on perfect multiples of 1 mm five to ten times more precisely than working by eye alone.

By adding a fence and a couple of simple fixtures (either shop-made or purchased as part of the INCRA Jig Fence System), box joints dovetails can be produced equally spaced or variably spaced.

And keep in mind that INCRA Jigs aren’t just for box joints and dovetails. The incremental nature of the Jig causes fence setups for any repetitive cutting operations such as grooving and fluting to suddenly become lightning fast and dead-on accurate. Adding a fence with a larger router bit opening makes it simple to remove material in controlled steps when doing everyday edge forming operations.

Though it was made famous by router work, the Original INCRA Jig’s compact size makes it perfect for use at a variety of different machines, really anywhere you have a need for a sturdy, accurate, and repeatable fence positioner. Positioning the fence on a drill press table or re-sawing lumber at the band saw are only two of the possibilities.

Though the value of the reissued Original INCRA Jig hasn’t changed, the rest of the package has benefitted from Incra's 20+ years of experience manufacturing incremental positioners. The printed instructions are clear, concise, and fully illustrated. The FREE one-hour instructional DVD covers basic setups, user-made fixtures and accessories, and several typical router table applications. The DVD also moves on to directly illustrate the processes of making basic box joints and dovetails, and it even covers some of the many joinery variations that can be done with the two included templates.
Measurement of halves laid on top of each other:
292 x 136 x 30 mm
Manual (PDF 2.3 MB)
Large picture of box content

Wooden base and fence NOT included!
Code 314762CartPrice € 69.00
INCRA Jig Fence System

Here’s the ideal companion to the Original INCRA Jig!

This fence system includes all of the items needed to produce highly detailed box joints and dovetails, as well as hardware and information for creating even more accessories.

The 20 inch (508 mm) long fence is laminated on both sides and is machined with a front T-slot and a router bit opening measuring 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) wide x 1 inch (25.4 mm) high. Hardware is included and instructions provided for shop-made wooden sub fences that work with the fence’s T-slot to allow larger cutters and a variable-size router bit opening.

The aluminum right angle features a 6-3/4 inch (171 mm) wide face plate with plenty of T-slots for adding backing boards or other fixtures for specialized work. The wooden runners are replaceable and gentle on your router bits in the event of accidental contact.

The double-laminated stop is use to limit the length of cuts such as the pin cuts on dovetails or stopped grooves for fully-trapped drawer and box bottom panels. The stop is attached to the fence with quick-action knobs, it’s reversible to offer a choice of stop surfaces, and it even features its own T-slot for adding other fixtures.
Manual (PDF)
Large picture of box content

Code 314763CartPrice € 69.00
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