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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, can anyone guide me to a stockist of t Bolts, I have bought some t track to help with my table fences but cannot seem to find t bolts anywhere?
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I ran t bolt into the search bar and couldnt find anything

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Plumbing dept at Lowes. Get the bolts used to anchor the toilet.
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Lee;
Mr. Stringer is correct, but he may not of realized just where you are from and "Lowes" may not be a store that you have in the United Kingdom.

What he was talking about is what you may refer to as a loo bolt - closet bolt or commode bolt.

Some t-track maybe able to use standard hex head bolts such as a 1/4" - 20 or your metric equivalent.

Most woodworking store should handle them. Not sure if you have access to Rockler or Woodcraft.

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I ran into the same problem several years ago and got some carriage bolts and filed 2 parallel sides until they would slide, another option is to check the UK Amazon site. Woodcraft, a US wood workers chain carries them here (over priced, but available)

Other than that, good luck - Baker
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its bizarre, the US site carries them and the UK one doesn't. However I was thinking that the toilet bolts over here are not t shaped anymore so I might have to grind something. I thought Axminster might have something seeing as how that was where I bought the t track from but no joy.
It's kind of like selling glasses with no glass in them, the one is pretty much useless without the other lol.
I'll keep searching but might have to resort to carriage bolts and my grinder, joy!
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Approximately 3 years ago, I started a thread entitled, "T-Bolts: The Ugly Truth". Let's see, I can get a 2- pack for $8.99 from one store or go to the plumbing supply house and buy a 5 pound bag for the same cost...Let me get out my calculator!

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Just a thought, Easy. My saw table fence has slots for feather boards and other jigs that came with the fence. They use a bolt (head is six sided I think) in the slot and then a threaded knob on the threaded end to lock it down.
A square head would work. That, or epoxy a nut on the threads, if you need the head to be exposed.
Over here, a 1/4-20 bolt and nut is pretty standard on these tracks.

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Rockler, Woodcraft if you have access to them.

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Try Amazon.com. I made many purchases on jig accessory kits.
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Sorry Lee. I didn't realize you live across the pond. I have had some problems with t track and hex head bolts, because the bolt head hits the screws supplied with the track. Short of grinding the head thinner, I looked for alternatives. The toilet flange bolts seem to work well.

Good luck...and post some pics of your set up when you get time.
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