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Offline 3PedalMINI

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I finally went for the incra LS System. After much back and fourth I decided a dedicated router table was my best bet. I went with the “works” less the clean sweep. I also decided to go with the jessem pow-r-tek motor. There isn’t a lot of info out there but it sounds like the PC7518 has gone down in quality.

Any other accessories that are a must?

Now for the long 6 week wait :(
The Bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten -Benjamin Franklin

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Online Mario Turcot

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 11:28 PM »
6 Weeks on the incra LS or the Jessem housing?

Let us know your setup. I am curious about that new Jessem motor.

Mario
Mario

Online justaguy

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 12:08 AM »
I was considering the Jessem motor. I tried calling Jessem for info. They never returned my call. I checked the warranty and was told it’s one year. The Milwaukee and the Porter Cable are both much longer.

I’d be interested to learn your opinion on the motor

Offline grbmds

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 12:14 AM »
I'm not a tremendously heavy user of the PC7518 motor in my Incra table, but it is a very powerful and, so far, reliable motor.

I would reconsider buying the Cleansweep unless you have plans to build your own under table collection. I feel under table collection is essential and improves overall dust collection. Along with the Cleansweep, the table inserts with more slots also increase dust collection effectiveness.
Randy

Offline RKA

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 07:59 AM »
Nice!  I’m interested in your feedback on the motor as well.  The upfront speed control would be great.  I would second the comments about clean sweep or at least the table inserts.
-Raj

Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 08:11 AM »
I decided not to go with the clean sweep because I’ll be building a cabinet underneath and will integrate the DC. Reading other people’s designs they said the clean sweep is just too big and takes to much space out of the cabinet. I did order the inserts though!

I don’t know how I feel about the motor. No videos or really any feedback out there. I assume jessem wouldn’t put their name on a turd but who knows nowadays! I’ll definitely report back with the motor and maybe I’ll try my hand at a YouTube video since there is none out there!

It’s a 6 week wait time for the LS System :( I got tracking already for the lift and motor lol!
The Bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten -Benjamin Franklin

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Offline grbmds

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 08:22 AM »
@3PedalMINI It would probably save money to build your own dust collection enclosure, but I'm not sure that it would take up less space. Space around the motor is needed to permit proper air circulation whether it's a shop-built enclosure or the Clean Sweep.

It is hard to wait for a new tool, but Incra appears to be a relatively small company who builds their signature products as ordered. It's worth the wait of at least 3 - 4 weeks for their quality products and extremely responsive technical support.
Randy

Offline rst

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 09:49 AM »
I've been using the Milescraft DR11601 Dust Router attachment since it was introduced by the originator Keen Products.  I works great with no restriction of air flow around the PC7518 in my table.  I've run my router table for hours at a time with minimal cleanup necessary.

Offline RKA

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 02:53 PM »
I forgot to mention, you might be pleasantly surprised to get a shipping notice within a few weeks.  I ordered my LS system around Xmas and there was a similar wait.  With their yearly holiday sale, I figured I wouldn’t see it until the end of that estimate.  They shipped in 3 weeks! 
-Raj

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 11:18 PM »
What table top and lift system did you buy?

I have the Milwaukee 5626-68 with the original Jessem Powertek controller that was the precursor to the Jessem powertek system. My understanding is that Milwaukee did not want to continue the program because Jessem could not buy enough units to satisfy a big company like Milwaukee. Jessem’s new machine looks exactly like my Milwaukee so they might have licensed the design from Milwaukee. My Milwaukee is a beast so as long as Jessem keeps the son at least as good as the father it will be a great product. I have never known Jessem to come out with a “new”product that replaced an old one where the new one was not a better product. I have found their products to be of terrific quality all the way around.

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 11:25 PM »
You asked what else you might want and I forgot to tell you that I love my Jessem clear cut stock guides. They mount in the front track of the fence and keep the work snug to the fence without having to set up feather boards. Check them out.

Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 06:52 PM »
What table top and lift system did you buy?

I have the Milwaukee 5626-68 with the original Jessem Powertek controller that was the precursor to the Jessem powertek system. My understanding is that Milwaukee did not want to continue the program because Jessem could not buy enough units to satisfy a big company like Milwaukee. Jessem’s new machine looks exactly like my Milwaukee so they might have licensed the design from Milwaukee. My Milwaukee is a beast so as long as Jessem keeps the son at least as good as the father it will be a great product. I have never known Jessem to come out with a “new”product that replaced an old one where the new one was not a better product. I have found their products to be of terrific quality all the way around.

Glad to hear that you’ve been pleased with the original Milwaukee, it makes me feel a bit better about it! I went with the incra version of the mastrlift! I’ve received the motor and lift. I’m having a hard time waiting for the rest of it  [cool] [tongue]
The Bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten -Benjamin Franklin

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Offline neilc

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 08:23 PM »
Take a look at the Wixey remote reading digital read out for height.

I really like it on on my Festool MFS table.

Offline Cincinnati

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2018, 08:26 AM »
You’re going to be pleased with their system. It works just like you see in the demo. It’s easy to assemble, align,  and calibrate.  And INCRA customer service is tops in the industry. (I finally bought the TS-LS after 7 years of using the router system.)

One of the Demonstrators for Incra said he has used just about every router out there. At one show, he arrived to find the sponsor provided a Milwaukee 5625-20. It was the quietest, smoothest large Router he had ever used.  I bought the Milwaukee 5625-20 and sold my PC that I had for years. I Have been extremely satisfied with My choice to Leave PC.

I thought The Jessem router control would only work with their router motor. If it’s a Milwaukee 5625-20, I’m wondering if it would work with my router.


Offline grbmds

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Re: Went for the Incra Combo #3, any other things I should get?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2018, 03:34 PM »
Take a look at the Wixey remote reading digital read out for height.

I really like it on on my Festool MFS table.

I'm sure it really serves a purpose on the Festool table. The Incra lift with the crank is so accurate and precise that I found I don't need it. I do measure the "rough" bit height with various gauges I have but in the end, it's many times about fitting a groove to another part and adjusting the height of the router in the table to match that.

The Wixey Digital remote is a very cool tool, but the Incra table and lift does it on its own. Just my opinion of course. I never try to stop anyone from buying a cool tool.
Randy