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Posted on What specialty screws or what else should I use to make this router table adjustable (height wise)

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Lazyman

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#1 posted 11-08-2019 03:19 PM

I am not clear about the design. Is the T-nut going to be imbedded in the top? It seems to me like you have multiple things going on here or I just don’t understand. Are you planning to turn the bolt, just the nuts or both? If the nut on the bracket is attached or the bracket is threaded as mentioned above, it seems to me that the bolt will just spin in the T-nut until it bottoms out without adjusting the height? If you use thread-loc or epoxy the bolt to the T-nut, you could turn the nut but with the nut being on the top of the bracket, it will be hard to get to and a PITA to adjust.

In order to make this design work, I think that the nuts on the top and bottom of the brackets need to be locked in place on the bolt with thread-loc and/or jam-nuts so that the bolt can spin without moving up and down relative to the bracket. They need to be tight enough against the bracket to prevent movement up and down but loose enough so it can turn. Then when you turn the bolt from the bottom, it will turn in the T-nut and move the table up and down. Maybe that is what you were thinking?

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