|Project by Medickep||posted 09-30-2014 05:04 PM||1844 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
I became obsessed with the Rockler clamping tables by seeing them everyday in the magazines they send me! They wanted way to much money for theirs, so I decided to make one out of a small table I made awhile ago and was due for a new hardwood surface. The table acted as an extended out feed table for my TS, and was also on casters so I could roll it onto the driveway for nasty work!
I really was intrigued by the Kreg automax clamps, but was not impressed with the price of their T track and larger size track! I purchased some relatively cheap track from Rockler and headed over to Ace Hardware for a replacement bolt for the clamp. I was able to find a similar type 5/16’s (I think), which had a smaller head to accommodate the normal size T track. The clamps actually work really well and it’s nice that they adjust automatically!!
The black bolt on the right is the one that came with the clamp. Kreg wanted 44.00$ for each of their tracks.
I plan on buying one more clamp, but they didn’t have two in stock and I also wanted to make sure this would work. My larger section of track did com with two smaller clamps, which I’m sure added to the cost, but I didn’t realize it at the time! Oops!
I intentionally left small spaces near where the two sections of track meet, so I could remove the clamps fast when using the table for the TS.
Thanks for looking!