Router Forums banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,690 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am not sure where to put the T-Track location on the router table. What is the distance (center to center) from the T-Track to the center of the router plate? Miter Slot?

I put one on my first table (6") but since I didn't use the T-Track omitted it on my second RT. I plan on using it on the new table.

Thanks
 

·
Retired Moderator
Joined
·
16,385 Posts
If you want to use it for a feather board then it needs to be as close as possible to the insert plate as it will still be 3 or 4" at least to the center of the bit from the edge of the plate. For anything else I recommend using a push block along the fence instead. Simpler and works better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
964 Posts
I just finished my R/T and I used a miter track and no T slot track on the table. I can use a miter gauge or a feather board or a sled..., I did use 3 T slot tracks on the fence, 2 to hold the sliding fences right and left, and 1 at the top for feather boards. I will post pictures within the next day or so. It is from the New Yankee Workshop plans but slightly modified.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,690 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Look forward to the pics.... how far did you place the miter track from the insert plate?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
508 Posts
I’m using the miter slot that was cast into my Bosch RA1181 table and an adjustable featherboard In it on the table surface, and the two OEM feather boards on the fence - this really captures the piece and with a push stick removes any danger of flying wood! Cover 98% of all the cuts I make. It has been suggested that pieces which will be cut to a narrow dimension (stile/rails, etc.) be dado’d or grooved while still a larger workpiece and ripped to size thereafter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
689 Posts
If you want to use it for a feather board then it needs to be as close as possible to the insert plate as it will still be 3 or 4" at least to the center of the bit from the edge of the plate. For anything else I recommend using a push block along the fence instead. Simpler and works better.
Charles, have you had any issues with the workpiece moving away from the fence, or being forced upwards “over” the bit with your pushblock method? Is it necessary to have some means of trapping the workpiece (sandpaper strip, toggle clamp, rabbet)?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
964 Posts
Jim,

I placed my miter track 1-1/2'' from the edge of the plate.

Dan
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top