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Having decided to build a router table as well as a drill press table, I now need to source the bits and pieces.
Timber and laminate, etc are no problem but not the same with some of the other items.
There are few sources in Australia (that I know about) and so far, I'm not having much luck in ordering from US suppliers. I've gone through Amazon but most items I want are marked as 'unavailable to ship to your location"
I did try Woodhaven but their online store doesn't recognise countries other than the US even though they state that they ship internationally.

So where can I get the stuff I need e.g. t-track, router plate, feather boards, etc?

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CARBA-TEC - Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machines
One in every major Australian city.
They have everything you need, just use the search function on their site.
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I agree.

Carba-tec are the only ones I know off that have those items. Bunnings are very limited.

Unfortunately for you, they are in Launceston.....

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Carbatec only have a Kreg phenolic router plate at $90 or an ABS one for $35.
I'd prefer a phenolic or aluminium plate.
I did find Professional Woodwork Supplies who sell Woodpecker products but I find it hard to justify paying double the price over that in the US,

I hope to hear from Woodhaven as I can get several phenolic router plates and some t-track and the added freight will still make it much cheaper than buying similar items here (assuming they will ship USPS)
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Guess I'm not much help on this subject. Because I'd just make my own. Except for the t-track, as I don't see any need for that. And I don't see any use for a featherboard, except on a table/bench saw, but if I thought I could use one I would definitely not buy. I'm not cheap, but am usually money challenged, and anyway it gives more satisfaction making something rather than buying, when you can.
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Hi Geoff.
Try MLCS, Peachtree, Rockler or Summerfields they ship to Australia. Failing that ask Mike (moderator) I believe he will obtain the good and post them onto you.

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I had an email from Woodhaven and they will ship to Australia and using USPS which make it affordable.
The t-track is too big to fit in the USPS Standard Boxes and may be too long anyway (I think it's a 36" length limit) so I'll just get a blank router plate. I'd like to make a tilting router setup and I'm sure I can ask around and find a few friends who want one as well. Shipping will be $55 so the more items I can split it over, the better. Thanks to the timezone difference. I'll have to wait 24 hours to confirm the order, can't do it via their website.

Thanks for the info about Mike handling re-forwarding, I'll definitely talk to him about that as there are many US companies who will not ship overseas.

I'll pick up some suitable MDF and laminate today and if the local Carbatec agent stocks it, some T-Track (veritas)

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Having decided to build a router table as well as a drill press table, I now need to source the bits and pieces.
Timber and laminate, etc are no problem but not the same with some of the other items.
There are few sources in Australia (that I know about) and so far, I'm not having much luck in ordering from US suppliers. I've gone through Amazon but most items I want are marked as 'unavailable to ship to your location"
I did try Woodhaven but their online store doesn't recognise countries other than the US even though they state that they ship internationally.

So where can I get the stuff I need e.g. t-track, router plate, feather boards, etc?

Regards
Geoff
Geoff since Australia is part of the Commmonwealth maybe Lee Valley tools here in Canada can help. They have all the bits as you say that you need. They have a web site and should be able to help. Hope all works out for you.
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Carbatec only have a Kreg phenolic router plate at $90 or an ABS one for $35.
I'd prefer a phenolic or aluminium plate.
I did find Professional Woodwork Supplies who sell Woodpecker products but I find it hard to justify paying double the price over that in the US,

I hope to hear from Woodhaven as I can get several phenolic router plates and some t-track and the added freight will still make it much cheaper than buying similar items here (assuming they will ship USPS)
Geoff,

if you are looking at mail order, also take a look at:

Buy Woodworking Tools Online from Australia’s Leading Supplier | Timbecon

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Check:
www dot woodpeck dot com (Sorry Mods if I'm breaking the rules by posting the URL, just trying yo be helpful)

They show international shipping options, including Oz. The shipping is expensive, but you may be able to make 1 big order with lots of stuff to make it economical.
For example: Ordering 1 item (MDF Insert template/Bit combo) showed the shipping at $75. Adding a 2nd item (Cast Aluminum Router Mounting Plate) only upped the shipping to $100. Adding 3 more of the router plates (5 items total) came to $175 shipping. etc...

I have no clue what Oz charges for import duty on personal shipments, though.

I don't think they are price gouging for the shipping IMO. I work with some Aussies in Thailand (I rotate to/from an oil rig every 28 days). I've checked shipping rates from the US to Oz to send them stuff and it's ridiculous for both UPS and USPS.

Do some checking around on shipping rates at DHL.com/FedEx.com/etc. If you find something reasonable, you can contact me and ask me to 're-ship' some stuff to you.
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