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Forum topic by Kelly posted 12-13-2015 05:36 PM 964 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2015 05:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jigs jig parts jig hardware jig accessories knobs guides ratchet ratcheting track holddown hold down hardware

Just thought I’d start listing some of the sources I’ve come across for jig parts. For example, when I look for ratcheting knobs, Rockler shows up over and again, with ones for about five dollars each. Not bad, in the scheme of things, but it seems one should be able to do better.

I came across this company, when looking for ratcheting knobs. Their prices seemed more in line with bulk orders, so I will look into them a bit:

I’ll dig up some of my supply sources from past orders (e.g., 10-24 threaded knobs, 3/8” thick aluminum stock to cut guides from) and list them here too.

Of course, anyone having sources they think would aid others are encouraged to post them here.

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#1 posted 12-13-2015 08:07 PM

I’d like to find some T-track that isn’t a arm and leg.

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 12:03 AM

I ordered some a while back and [I thought] they were reasonably priced. I got both the four foot long tracks with a 3/8” by 3/4” slot for a miter push or other guide and the type that takes a bolt head, but I seem to have misplaced the order info. Will keep searching.

Anyway, they’re out there.

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 12:05 AM

Here is a web site I bought bulk saw tooth hangers from at $7.50/100:

These were at $4.20/100

I bought bulk key hole hangers for reasonable prices here:

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#4 posted 12-14-2015 12:09 AM

I know I’ve bought from Peach Tree in the past. A four footer runs around twenty-two, plus shipping.

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#5 posted 12-14-2015 01:36 AM

Best source I know for T-Track:

$7.83 for a 48” track. This is the 1/4-20 style. Quality is excellent. I’ve ordered from them several times.

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 03:17 AM

Just for reference, a local metal supplier near me sells aluminum stock. Ones like it can be found in any big city. I bought some 3/8” thick cut offs for twenty bucks and ran them through my saw (non ferrous metal blade) and ended up with the equivalent of hundreds of dollars in aluminum guides.

Many of my jigs will be used over and over, so it’s nice having guide stock not susceptible to humidity changes and that will take some abuse.

Of course, it pays to use feather boards to insure accuracy and to sand the sharp edges

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#7 posted 01-24-2016 07:32 PM

This is from a LumberJock’s post from around 2007. The guy replaced his stock fence with one he could use jig parts on.

I replaced my Unifence with one of these and it allows me to use hold downs, sacrificial fences and so forth, without modifying the fence (I love it).


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