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    T-track?

    I am finishing the entertainment center I started and am planning my next project. Photos to come once it's finished.

    Next I am going to build Norm's deluxe router table. I plan on getting some kind of lift, steel plate and probably a 3 1/4 HP motor to leave in the table.

    I notice that Woodcraft sells Incra T-track, Rockler has their house brand and Woodpecker has Woodpeck, Universal and Incra.

    Has anybody used any or all of those and is there any significant difference?

    Thanks
    Ken
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    I've used the blue Rockler T-track, and Woodpecker's red version. I didn't really see any real difference between the two aside from the color.
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    I think they are all pretty much the same. Some have some extra features like the Kreg with the wider mount and space for something else. I personally got the silver aluminum heavy duty 8' sections from Peachtree years ago at the local woodworking show. It has held up well, and came with 4 knobs and bolts. In fact, I need one more section for the assembly table I'm building. Jim.
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    Somebody (Kreg?) makes a track section for router tables that has a T-track and a miter guage slot milled into the same piece. If I were building a new router table today, that's what i'd use.

    My favorite T-track, though, is the one that I get from Hartville Hardware. It has their own brand name on the label, but it sure looke like the same one that Woodpeckers sells, too. I buy a lot of my stuff from Hartville Hardware, simply because they're fairly local (~40 miles) to me, and they have an outstanding record for both quality and customer service.
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    If you don't have the plans and DVD yet Ken let me know I have them and would be happy to loan them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Somebody (Kreg?) makes a track section for router tables that has a T-track and a miter guage slot milled into the same piece. If I were building a new router table today, that's what i'd use.

    My favorite T-track, though, is the one that I get from Hartville Hardware. It has their own brand name on the label, but it sure looke like the same one that Woodpeckers sells, too. I buy a lot of my stuff from Hartville Hardware, simply because they're fairly local (~40 miles) to me, and they have an outstanding record for both quality and customer service.
    hey that's pretty cool.
    http://www.kregtool.com/ComboTrak-48...-Prodview.html

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    I have used the Rockler blue track as well, and it is the same quality as the others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    If you don't have the plans and DVD yet Ken let me know I have them and would be happy to loan them out.
    Thanks Bob. I have had the plans and DVD for over a year. In another week or 2 I should have the entertainment center done. Then I will blow the dust off the DVD and plans and get with it. Thanks again!
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    I know that my son, Glenn, has Incra and Rockler. A few weeks ago he made a casual remark about wishing they were all the same. I think he had a slight preference for the Incra for some reason---Notice all of the positive statements: "casual," "I think" and "slight." I suggest that you PM him.

    I have only the blue Rockler. I don't have any major complaints and I might have the same complaints with all of the others. It seems that things could slide a bit easier in the track and junctions could be smoother.

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    I have the old and new Rockler, Peachtree generic and Incra. Since I started with 5/16" systems and then acquired some 1/4" systems, any new stuff is built with Rockler's Universal track which accepts 5/16" t-bolts, 1/4" t-bolts and 1/4" hex head bolts. There may be others that accept multiple head styles too. None of the versions I have perform poorly but, do have different capabilities.
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