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I finally got my laminate on my first ever router table. Weather has been cold down here in cajun country, so it took a while. And yes anything below 40 is cold for us. I have a question, how far apart is a good spacing to set my track for my fence. My table is 2' deep X 6' long. Table dubs as and extra work bench. Pictures to follow.
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Here's a couple pics of my router setup, I never use the innermost tracks:


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My table is 2ft by 3ft and I just made the tracks equal spacing from the outer edge.
Mine were put in so that the fence clamps were not to far from the edges of the fence.

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thanks for pics. I installed them this evening. working on miter channel. I have a 6' long table, should I run the miter channel to whole length.
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thanks for pics. I installed them this evening. working on miter channel. I have a 6' long table, should I run the miter channel to whole length.
Hi Tony - Gonna need to run the miter channel the whole length. Fence tracks don't need to extend much further than the bit opening.

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thanks for pics. I installed them this evening. working on miter channel. I have a 6' long table, should I run the miter channel to whole length.
I would, if for nothing else than ease of dust removal.

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I would, if for nothing else than ease of dust removal.

My vacuum sucks the dust out pretty well. Why add something that you don't need and might get in the way?

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My vacuum sucks the dust out pretty well. Why add something that you don't need and might get in the way?
I suppose a partial miter slot would work OK if you don't use a T-type silider. Likely to be a sloppy fit though.
Personally, I think a stopped slot would be a PIA as you would have to watch the length of the guide bar as well as the stock. To each their own though.

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Think I'll run it the full length. I might go with the combo T-slot / Miter channel. Any input on combo track? Just looking to put thing I may need, but don't want to go overboard. I know simpler is better.
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Think I'll run it the full length. I might go with the combo T-slot / Miter channel. Any input on combo track? Just looking to put thing I may need, but don't want to go overboard. I know simpler is better.
I think the combo track gives you more versatility for mounting accessories (feather boards and such). That's what I installed in my table, anyway.

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