Need all your expert opinions. What do you think of the eBay item below? Its an Incra TS fence, I think the old style not the new TS-III. I am thinking of replacing my Xacta fence on my Jet contractors saw. Am adding a router table extension and thinking of getting this fence or a TS-III as well as one of the Incra joinery packages to go on it. What would your "do not exceed" price on it be?
Rule of thumb on used gear is 50% max. I don't see the mounting rails. Those black things are NOT Incra stock. Incra rails are gold anodized like the rest. Those are Incra mounting blocks but that is NOT a set of Incra rails.
I got my TS-III brand new at WoodCraft for $350 and no shipping (I did pay 6% local sales tax). Based on that a really *complete* Incra with rails should sell for no more than about $175.
The fine print on the Incra also says that the "lifetime guarentee" on the positioning racks only applies to the original owner.
After looking at it closely I sort of came to the same conclusion. I have looked at picture after picture of others set up and those on the Incra site and I have always noticed the gold rails, these are black. I also didnt understand 1)why it was cut "to make the fence fit" I think is how it reads and 2)how you could replace it "at the local hardware store". I will pass on it. I think there are some things that its not worth trying to save a few bucks on when you can buy it new for not terribly much more than used/auction. Thanks guys!