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HI Michael

Like you I use the key hole bit most of the time for T-Slots and I use Toggle Bolts (5/16 x 4" long the norm.) and cut them to size when I need a short one like a 1 1/2" and because they are full thread they work great and all I do is grind the head on two sides to make a T-Slot bolts.. it's quick and easy to make a T-Slot bolt and it's about 1/10 the price of the standard T-Bolts from like Rockler,Plus one size on hand I can just cut off the threads and grind it quick and easy. :)

I did get a little feed up with the hack saw so I got a little chop saw from Grizzly and put my HF grinder into to chop off the toggle bolts and other items like threaded rod and alike and I don't always use the side grinder anyway so I put it to work this way.

Here's one more link from Bj for a Grizzly item, but it's at a great price and it works great for small stuff, I have a BIG 14" chop but it's a bit over kill on small fastners.
18.oo dollar chop saw.. :)

http://www.grizzly.com/products/G8183

Just a note***when I use the key hole bit I always run it down the stock and then set it just a bit deeper and make one more pass,I like the one that's yellow, I don't recall the name right now but I get them from HomeDepot they work the best.

Bj :)
 

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I Michael
Thanks,,At one time I sold fastners (Bolts & Nuts) for A & I Bolt & Nut and at that time the T-Track bolts cost 3.15ea. for 5/16-18 x 2 1/2" and if you look at one you will see how it's made ,just a flat stamped round head and it has been ground on two sides of the head to get the T-Slot fastner..., most toggle bolts are Truss Head M/S ,that's a low head type of screw with a big head, they use the same type(of die) to make the T-slot bolts and they stamp them out by the Mill.in a day and then ship them out for a zinc job.
The mark up on fastners is about 800% that's to say a 1/4-20 x 3" carr. bolt cost .04ea. and you and I pay much more at the HD,Ace,etc.
And the T-Bolts are much higher markup, supply and deman thing. :)

Just a NOTE , you can save tons of money by buying toggle bolts from a fastners supply house in your town, i.e. 5/16 x 4" toggle ,should go for, (one box of 50) should be about 14.50 per 100 that makes a T-Head bolt .15 ea. :) in any size up to 4"...after just a little rework on you part and mind.

Bj :)

Bj :)
 
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