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I've mounted some t-track to my table saw sled so before I make a run to the hardware store to get some knob and bolts I'm checking to see if my memory works, I seem to remember that 5/16" bolts fit that track. Is that correct?

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sometimes...
other times and brands ¼'' fit better...

Buy Woodpeckers 1/4"-20 Oval Nut, 10 pack at Woodcraft.com

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Ok I guess My memory isn't so good, I'll take a closer look at my track. I bought it from Incra a while back.
I do have gold track but it's only one track (not like the one here) just the single. Buy Woodpeckers Plastic Knob Kit, 12 piece at Woodcraft.com
I do want this kind of knob set though.

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When all else fails, read the instructions. I just looked at the sleeve from I saved from Incra, and it says Standard 1/4-20.
I'm glad I asked anyway since Stick gave me that link.

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I really like the Multi-knobs. They seem to go on sale often Multi-Knob. You can use bolts or threaded rod with the nuts fixed in the knob. And they can be removed and switched. I have always said I love options. They are pretty also!

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Once in a while Lee Valley sells this kit for $39 but even at $49 it's a good deal. I bought one. 149-Piece Jig & Fixture Parts Kits - Lee Valley Tools
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I built my sled from a YouTube video which had it set up to use 5/16” carriage bolts. I did not want to spend the money asked for regular “T” bolts so I used the carnage bolts.

That was a mistake because I tried using an off the shelf hold down which was ¼” and I could not find a “T” bolt long enough so I ended up using brass toilet flange bolts which come in both 5/16 and ¼. They are about a quarter of the cost of what the woodworking stores are charging. If I build another sled I will go with ¼” bolts all the way.

There is just no need to use anything more than ¼” unless you are milling steel.
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I really like the Multi-knobs. They seem to go on sale often Multi-Knob. You can use bolts or threaded rod with the nuts fixed in the knob. And they can be removed and switched. I have always said I love options. They are pretty also!
Man, you had to give me the link to the Woodpecker site, I love that stuff. I saved that link for future reference. Thanks!

I did go to Westlake Hardware and picked up some 3" 1/4-20 bolts and knobs that will work for now.

I also saved the Lee Valley link. I might need it in the future.

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I've used carriage bolts -- just use your grinding wheel on each side a little bit and they slide ride in.

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I've used carriage bolts -- just use your grinding wheel on each side a little bit and they slide ride in.

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same here...
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