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I've just finished building a combo chop saw and router table. I need to install track for the router fence and wanted to see if there is a universal distance the tracks should be apart from one another to accommodate most fences. I'm going to build a fence for now but may need to upgrade to a professional product later. Regards!
 

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G'day @Lizard13 , welcome to the forum.

I am not aware fo any set distance apart for the t-track. IMO,this would be guided by the size of the table.
 

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I don't believe there is a standard for the distance,,, I would like to see what you have built so far, interested in what it looks like.
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G'day @Lizard13 , welcome to the forum.

I am not aware fo any set distance apart for the t-track. IMO,this would be guided by the size of the table.
to clarify I’m speaking about the the left to right distance from the center of the bit for the fence guides I’m planning on 12” from bit center left and 12” bit center to the right total 24”
 

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I don't believe there is a standard for the distance,,, I would like to see what you have built so far, interested in what it looks like.









I don't believe there is a standard for the distance,,, I would like to see what you have built so far, interested in what it looks like.
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From my experience there are only two times you will ordinarily use a tee / miter track . The first and most important is to hold your feather boards and the second is to hold a miter gauge to keep wood perpendicular to the fence, for cutting the end grain on rails. There is no reason to go to the expense or trouble using one for a fence. If you cut a slot in each end of the mounting portion of the fence (the part that sits on the table) then you can simply loosen a bolts and slide the fence forward or backward. A few inches are all that is necessary. There is also no sense in spending money on a fancy looking fence. The only time one would be necessary would be if you were using the INCRA system to make complicated joints. If that is the case then the slots have to be built to certain specifications and you would be better off making a separate table.
 
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