WHATS IT CALLED AND WHERE CAN I GET IT?

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 REMOVE "NOSPAM" WHEN REPLYING
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Mark Duginske sells "true fit adjustable miter track" thru his company FasTTraK. 1-888-327-7725.
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 Qua
Tim

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Rockler, Lee Valley, anyone who sells the table kit.
On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 01:38:36 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

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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.

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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 the years.
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Greg

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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.
Billy B
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The track is great for holding jigs too. The Modern T-track is very versatile and excepts the heads of bolts and things.
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