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Sould i use a miter channel or a t-track for my router table?
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I have neither on my router table. Some people think it weakens the top and can cause sagging. I use a Right Angle Jig, conected to my Incra fence, or just run the jig against the fence. It all depends what you want to do with your router.
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My router table has a regular miter slot. I use it for attaching feather boards and using my coping sled (required). No T slot is required....
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You can buy Miter/T-Track combo track. I just received some for the table I am building.
I am relatively new to using a router table and not certain of what my needs will be in the future so I went with a combo track so I would have both.
The Jessem router table I worked with in a class I took had T-Track/Miter/T-Track inset to the table. I figure one T-Track and one Miter slot should be good enough for me.
You can buy it from ttrackusa.com, peachtree-woodworking-supply-inc.com, woodpeck.com, and I am sure many others.
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Welcome Bill,
It's hard to say, I loaded my first table, track going both directions. But I haven't used the track all that often. There is one disadvantage to all the lifts I looked at, and that is that you can’t put a slot close enough to the bit, were you often need one.
One thing to keep in mind, you can always add track later if you need it.

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Sould i use a miter channel or a t-track for my router table?
Welcome, Bill. Some swear by them and others swear at them. It is totally your decision as to what you think you would want on your (operative word "Your") table. Personally, I don't have either on my table, but as stated earlier, one or the other may be useful for attaching feather boards and such, but that would be about all.

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