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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 09-21-2012 01:13 PM 16150 views 4 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2012 01:13 PM

I was just wondering where everyone here gets their T track from. I have not found any place locally that sells it. I’ve spotted it online from any of your normal sources (Rockler, Woodcraft, Amazon, etc.).

Where do you get yours? Anybody know of any other placs, perhaps an industrial supply-type place, that sells it? I’d love to have a few lengths on hand to cut from to make jigs on a whim, and was curious if there’s some place I haven’t found that has good deals.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 01:43 PM

Here are some reasonable prices as well.

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 02:24 PM,43576,61994,61986

A little cheaper for the 4’ lengths.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 02:26 PM

Peachtree or I watch Rockler for their half off sale

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 03:38 PM

I make my own out of hardwood using a straight cut router bit then a T-slot router bit in the router table. I’ve been doing this for years and I’ve never had one fail.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 04:44 PM

I get mine from rockler. The main reason is that it accepts 1/4-20 or 5/16-18 t bolts as well as 1/4-20 hex head bolts. And it’s blue, the best color in the world.

They have their 4’ t track kit on sale for $24.99, which isn’t the best price, but you get a bunch of knobs and t-bolts with it.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 04:52 PM

I bought some 4’ double t-track recently from Woodline USA
for this project.

Shipping was reasonable and so was the price of the track.

In terms of local sources, I’ve never seen it anywhere except
stores that cater to woodworking people.

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#7 posted 09-21-2012 05:09 PM

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#8 posted 09-21-2012 05:11 PM


these are the guys…. best prices you’ll find

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#9 posted 09-21-2012 06:13 PM

I’ve used MLCS and Grizzly ( I think Grizzly’s the cheapest I’ve seen, but the MLCS is a little bit better quality.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#10 posted 09-21-2012 11:42 PM

Interesting. Peachtree and TTrackUSA have what looks like identical information. Maybe they are the same company. That stuff is pretty expensive. We threw away aluminium extrusions with multiple T-slots at work. Made me sick. This stuff was about 3” square with 3 slots on each side. 5’ lengths. You can’t take it home. Can it…..
Amazon is a good place to compare.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#11 posted 09-22-2012 01:39 AM

If you are scratching the bottom for funding, then buy the correct router bit and make your OWN T-Track. You can save a lot of $$$ this way:

Whiteside 98-388 Medium T-Slot Router Bit

Item #128257

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 09-22-2012 03:49 AM

I buy mine from Peach Tree, reasonable and good delivery!

Peach Tree T track but it won’t be blue like Rockler T track.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 09-23-2012 03:17 AM

I make mine with the bit HM showed above when wood will work. When I need an alum T track I rip aluminum picture frames like posters are framed with. (the kind that fit together with set screws and corner brackets). Check at the hobby stores for this alum frame materiel as it is very inexpensive.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 09-25-2012 06:54 PM this is my choice also.

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#15 posted 09-25-2012 07:03 PM

I wait for Rockler’s stuff to go on sale. You can get a great deal on t-track set with hold down clamps if you can wait until they have it (never know exactly when, but t-track stuff goes on sale pretty often)

-- Jason

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