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I have been on the lookout for an inexpensive source for T track. Rockler, Woodcraft, P tree, et. al. charge inexplicable prices for the stuff.

I did get some aluminum extrusion for a table saw cross-cut sled. Pictures are attached, below. That track measures 1"x 1/2" and accomodates a 1/4" carraige bolt. I'd like to find a souce that will accomodate the standard 5/16" T track bolts as I have a few knobs and bolts of that size.

Anybody have any suggestions as to a source for the larger slotted T track?
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Hi Lance! Have you tried E_Bay, That may be a way to go. Good luck!

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Look at McMaster- Carr.

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Look at McMaster- Carr.
Wow- Great tip!

Not sure we are taliking the same animal, but here are some prices:

Woodcraft 48" t track $28.99
McMaster Carr 48" t track $9.94

Quite a difference!
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Look at McMaster- Carr.
Their T Track measures identical to Rockler but it says the track accomodates a 1/4" hex bolt. I wonder if it will accomodate a 5/16" T slot bolt?

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No Lance, it will not. The 1/4" hex bolt T track is the smaller stuff Sears uses. Most other brands use the slightly larger size.

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Thanks, Mike, that's what I thought. I'm still on the hunt...

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Lance,

I think you're looking at the "T-slot" extrusions. That stuff is readily available in a multitude of sizes from many industrial/laboratory supply houses. Shorter sections are available on eBay.

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Hi Lance

eBay Store: Search results for 80 20 8020 Aluminum T-Slot T Slot extrusion 8020 garage sale.

I use it all the time. top of the line tee-slot

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Is the Miter T-Track & T-Bar from MLCS any good for you. They do a couple of versions.

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Incra do some as well as Woodcraft.

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