My brain is not functioning tonite so I need your help. I am making a
router table top and I need to know what you call the U shaped insert
that you inlay in the tabletop that your miter gauge slides on and
where could I get something like that? thank you
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Mark Duginske sells "true fit adjustable miter track" thru his company
My local Woodcraft store sells his stuff, and a guick search of Woodcraft's
site came up with:
"FAST TRACK Metal Miter Gauge Slot
A 42" extruded aluminum track with a special profile that can be
"adjusted" so your miter gauge movement is always snug and smooth. After
routing a 1" x 1/2" groove, insert channel and screw into place through the
pre-drilled countersunk holes. Tightening or loosening a screw causes the
sides of the track to "flex", actually increasing or decreasing the width of
the opening. This ability to make fine adjustments to the fit of the gauge
guarantees a perfect fit for your miter gauge. A great upgrade to any router
table, custom jig or fixture. USA
Name: FAST TRACK Metal Miter Gauge Slot
Product Number: 01N73 Price:$25.99
Yeah, folks might think it's JOAT.
FWIW, unless you have a weird thing for miter gages, it's more trouble than
it's worth. You will have collars available, one would hope. Reference
your jigs to them and keep the rest of the table smooth.
Well, without intending to be argumentative, if you look at JOAT's posts
(generally) he uses all caps when he is posting plans or "inspiration". When
posting on other matters he mainly lowers the caps. This has been generally
accepted as it makes the plans easy to recognise and easy to filter for
those who prefer not to see them. You do have a point, though JOAT is
consistent and his practice has been generally accepted by the majority over
Actually I find the miter slot extremely useful - I use the Bench Dog
feather boards that lock in the miter slot - much better than trying to
clamp a featherboard to the table top. The slot does not cause any problems
and if it does you can always put a filler strip in it and secure it with a
piece of tape.
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