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Veritas T-Slot Router Bit

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Review by Lumberpunk posted 06-28-2014 01:18 PM 2775 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I love this bit, have owned for about a year now and used on several projects. At $22 Canadian I figure I have saved $60 or $70 on buying t-track for my jigs. The bit will cut a slot full depth straight off but I find it best to hog out most of the waste with a 1/4 or 5/16 bit first and then cut the slot. Tend to leave some furry bits on the top of the slot… easily cleaned up with a few strokes with some sand paper. Living way out in the country it also means I can have t-track anytime I want instead of having to wait for delivery.

I have used it to cut slots in Hardwood, Plywood and MDF, it cuts well in all three, just don’t screw things down too hard it the sheet goods or the edges will crush.

All in all this is a great and useful bit for anyone who make their own jigs or is planning to start.

Second pic show my drill press table with crossed tracks and a track routed in a strip of birch to hang accessories from.

Enjoy!




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#1 posted 06-28-2014 03:21 PM

Thanks for this tip Mr. Smart. I can’t find ‘T’ tracks here in Norway and I don’t want to pay a fortune in freight to get them either, but this router bit and some of the T slot nuts looks like a great solution to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-28-2014 08:19 PM

I use a Freud bit that is identical to yours to do my T tracks. I cut a 1/4” dado with the tablesaw first.

MDF knobs cut with a hole saw in the drillpress, toilet bolts, and nuts are a cheaper alternative to your store bought ones! Note that toilet bolts come in a couple of sizes so get the ones that fit your “T Track”.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 06-28-2014 10:47 PM

A few years ago I bought a jig and fixture kit from Lee Valley, about $100 worth of t-bolts, washers and knobs for I think around $25… money well spent.

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 12:09 AM

Sounds like a bargain (and prettier than my shop mades!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-29-2014 11:34 AM

Thnx for your review. Like Andy, I have made my own “t-tracks” in some jigs. Plow a dado in the base, then laminate 1/8” or 1/4” hardboard, then plow a slot in the middle of the dado, and presto, you have a “t-track”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 07-01-2014 04:14 AM

Looks like a great bit to own and use. I also have a very hard time finding many woodworking tools like this where I live…not enough people here for them to have stores that sell items like these. Can you please share where you bought the bit.

Thanks

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#7 posted 07-01-2014 06:19 AM

Veritas is Lee Valley’s tool brand.

http://leevalley.com/

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#8 posted 07-11-2014 07:07 PM

I love your jig/fence holder on the side there. That’s a pretty ingenious idea for storage.
Good job!

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#9 posted 07-11-2014 09:16 PM

Yes Sarit! I have this stuff hanging all over now… end of my table saw, under the router table… so easy to do.
I also used it to make the bar for my 3 in 1 marking gauge here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/103253

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