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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 06:47 PM
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I have considered that if I get into woodworking more I may get a router that takes 1/2 and 1/4 inch bits. The amount and costs of bits available is certainly advantagous.
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When and if you get there, consider e.g. the DeWalt 625, which can take interchangeable collets for 6mm, 1/4 inch, 8mm, 12mm and 1/2 inch bits. Then you could use all the bits on your collection...
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Thanks for the tip. There is actually a B&D Dewalt specialty shop here so that model may even be available to me. I've been using my green Bosch in the last few days and I can see that more power would be nice too.
If anyone is interested, I used the same method to create mortices as I used to make the alumium T track in this thread. Worked perfectly. These cheap workmate knock offs are pretty handy things.
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A long shot, but road signs in New Zealand have aluminium 'C' section bars on the back into which the support strapping is bolted to affix the signs to posts. We have trouble sourcing purpose built 'T' Track in New Zealand also, but I located the sign makers and purchased a few metres of the 'C' section - ideal for 'T' track. I hope Croatia makes its signs the same way!!
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A long shot, but road signs in New Zealand have aluminium 'C' section bars on the back into which the support strapping is bolted to affix the signs to posts. We have trouble sourcing purpose built 'T' Track in New Zealand also, but I located the sign makers and purchased a few metres of the 'C' section - ideal for 'T' track. I hope Croatia makes its signs the same way!!
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Gidday BigJimAK,

You got ESP? I first saw the T Track look alike on a broken bridge sign in a remote back country location! I left the sign where it lay - honest I did!!

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I did something similar but I used my table saw instead of a router. Select a blade with zero rake on the teeth so it is less likely to grab the metal for less tear out. A regular blade will work OK though.

An up cut or down cut router blade would work better than a straight cut because it adds some shear to the cutting action. Helps to clear the aluminum from the bit. I still prefer the table saw.
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Hey, Lee; welcome! That original thread is from 2009, but you probably noticed that(?)...
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