Rockler T-Track Table Top for MPCNC?

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  • #98647

    Phil Kelly
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    Have any of you tried mounting your MPCNC to this table top from Rockler?

    https://www.rockler.com/rockler-t-track-table-top

     

    #98737

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The table is nice but the price is hard to justify when they are selling the track itself for $10.

     

    T track is kinda hard to use as you will have clamps sticking up, a few embedded nuts in the table are easier to use as the excess can hang out the bottom without worries of hitting your gantry on it.

    #99139

    Phil Kelly
    Participant

    Not sure I understand your proposed alternative.  Do you mean just punch holes in your mounting board and then put T-nuts in them?  Aren’t you still going to have the clamps that go into those sticking up?  Or are you saying you bolt THROUGH your material into the T-nut?

    Do you have a photo of your suggestion?

    #99140

    kd2018
    Participant

    High profile clamps vs low profile clamps vs no clamps!

    No clamps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6DCvtcU8_M

     

     

    You can see here how if they were running this bolt into a tnut the excess bolt length could be on the bottom of the table instead of protruding up into the air where the router could hit it.

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    #99325

    Josh
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    That’s a nice but the tracks are too far apart in my opinion.  I use 3/4 MDF ripped to 5″ widths with 5/8 t-track between each strip.  Lower left spoil board really takes a beating on my machine so I just flip it or replace the one board when it’s time.  I use punched flat bar for hold downs that I bend in a $50 vice brake.

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