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I have cut a slot for the t track in the top but its not a real tight fit and has a very slight gap (about 1/2mm) down the length of the track.

Should I epoxy the track in and try to fill the gap or just screw it in and dont worry about it.

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I have cut a slot for the t track in the top but its not a real tight fit and has a very slight gap (about 1/2mm) down the length of the track.

Should I epoxy the track in and try to fill the gap or just screw it in and dont worry about it.

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I would make sure it is parallel to the edge (providing that is critical to it's use) and screw it in. You might want to remove it at a later time and epoxying it would make that difficult.
If the gap becomes a problem you could try filling it in or replacing the track with t-track that is wider or a combination t-track/miter slot.
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+1 on not filling it in. If it accumulated wood chips (or was bothersome), I'd put something removable in there. Perhaps a thin strip of rubber or plastic?

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use a paper or card shim.
I am not keen on tracks as they fill up with dust.
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You could try to ripp a piece to insert into the track and glue it place. Once it has dried you can try re-cutting the track. I am onot sure if you have the top laminated or not but if you haven't got the top laminated you could refill the track with a piece of material and then laminate and then redo the track.

How did you cut the dado for the track? Did you use a router bit or a stacked dado on the tablesaw?
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You could try to ripp a piece to insert into the track and glue it place. Once it has dried you can try re-cutting the track. I am onot sure if you have the top laminated or not but if you haven't got the top laminated you could refill the track with a piece of material and then laminate and then redo the track.

How did you cut the dado for the track? Did you use a router bit or a stacked dado on the tablesaw?
Yes the top is laminated.I used a 1/2 inch router bit to cut the slot.

I think what happened is that I was using a straight edge and it has moved slightly at one end.

I might end up leaving it the way it is at the moment ,but I was thinking of gluing a piece in a cutting it again if it became a problem,

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