I would suggest using the tee-track stuff, in both sizes...install them right at the end of the table (front side) they work great to hold fixtures but not for sleds,,, it's a pain to get them to line up with the fence..
The fence will do all the work for you,,because the router is a one point cutting point unlike a table saw...
If you try and use a tee-track you have 3 points to line up and one will always be off just a bit..(it's geometry thing)
"what is the recommended distance between the channel and the router bit and about where the template should be installed?"
I would suggest put the mounting plate in the center of the top but to the front just a bit.
18" wide top,, the bit would be 8" from the front and 10" from the back,this will give you room to flip the fence around to do wide stock on the back side so to speak,,,and most of the feather boards will work from the front side..plus put in a tee-slot in the fence, this will let you use the fence to hang the feather boards on the fence..or bit guard..
The 10" on the back side will let you add a Incra setup or the Oak-Park jigs down the road..if you want..
Originally Posted by Paul3624
I am building a miter table and was wondering what type of track I should be installing on the top, running parallel to the fence. A friend insists that I should install a miter channel, so that I can use a miter to make sure I'm perpendicular to the fence when pushing stock through. I notice that most tables have a t-track so that you can attach a feather board to keep your piece close and tight to the fence. I'm not sure how you would use a feather board with a miter channel.
What's the best way to go here? Also, what is the recommended distance between the channel and the router bit and about where the template should be installed? I'm hoping to build a table that is 18" deep X 24" long.
Thanks for any help and suggestions on this.