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Forum topic by Jim Dawson posted 05-07-2016 02:17 PM 698 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Dawson

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05-07-2016 02:17 PM

I’ve built a router table extension for my table saw. It works fine but I want to add a t-track to the table and don’t know how far from the router to put the track. I’ve seen pictures but can’t tell how far it is. Is there a “standard” distance from the router bit that it should be installed?

Thanks from an obviously new woodworker,

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 02:28 PM

What do you want to slide in the T Track? That should determine the dimension. For a miter gauge off your table saw I would position the T Track so the miter gauge did not extend over the insert hole in the table, but a little farther away is good too, since you will likely attach a temporary fence board to the front of your miter gauge.

Do you have plans to use any other type of jig that slides in the miter slot? An I-Box jig maybe? Just check each each jig and decide for yourself where it should be, but err on the side of slightly too far away. In most cases, jigs will still work fine if slightly farther away, but won’t if too close. You can also go to a woodworking supply store and measure a few, or look for detailed drawings in woodworking catalogs that sell router table tops for detailed dimension prints of their table tops.


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