|Forum topic by hackery||posted 08-04-2016 08:43 PM||430 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-04-2016 08:43 PM
This question is open to anyone but probably the domain of UK people given metric is involved.
I just bought quite a lot of t-track from Axminister link for jig making wrongly assuming that the actual track would be either 1/4 or 1/2 inch I wasn’t too concerned as I was planning on buying the tee bolts afterwards thinking it would be a straight forward process… so unless I am being incredibly stupid which may well still be the case I cannot find tee bolts for this for love nor money and have spent over a hour looking. The site states that the width of the t-track is 13.6mm which in imperial is just slightly over half an inch at 0.53543312” (sorry I don’t understand all that “thou” talk when referring to under inch measurements).
Seems strange that given Axminister is a incrediably popular site with woodworkers in the UK that they sell this oddly sized track and of course they don’t sell small packs or single bolts to fit the only ones they sell to fit are in a £40 $70 US own brand set which I will probably only use a handful of pieces and refuse to pay that sort of money for a few bolts!
So either I have bought something that is essentially useless unless I modify bolts to fit on a grinder or half inch bolts aren’t truly half inch but are really 0.5354331 and in which case they will fit fine. Not having the actual t-track yet and not actually having half inch bolts or being able to buy any that I know of locally in the UK to check the actual head diameter I am really fumbling in the dark here.
Can anyone please help me I am still fairly brand new to woodworking or working with my hands at all and this stuff is literally giving me a headache.
If I do have to modify bolts to suit any advice on that would be great too please.
-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK