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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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hello everyone
i am thinking of installing t tracks on my little router table or cutting t tracks with a t track bit.
the top is melamine so which way shuold i go.
i appreciate all your help

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Hi and welcome Gary, I personally would mount a t-track, melamine has a tendency to break as long as it solid piece it is as hard as a rock, but if cut a groove in it I think the lip would break off. Why is it you want to put a T- track in

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I do not use T tracks but if you want one then use the track. T slot bits would not stand up in your material.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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hey all
thank you for the input. i was leaning toward t-tracks and you all confirmed it.as for why do i want t-tracks,well my top is not perfectly square and s thought they would help keep the fence square.

thanks for your input guys
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Hi Gary. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

As for your table not being square, it doesn't really matter with the router bit. As Bob Rosenthal used to say, "the bit is round.. it will cut, doesn't matter which direction you come at it." What he meant was, it doesn't matter where you put your fence, if you set it up, and then pass across the bit from right to left, the bit will cut.

It's all personal choice here.. some people have t-tracks to secure their fence to and are very happy with them. I do not... I clamp my fence to the table. Find what works best for YOU and run with it.


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