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Offline skids

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2013, 08:54 PM »
I wonder if these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-ft-T-Slot-T-Track-Aluminum-Jig-Clamp-Hold-Down-/270533884216?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3efd137938 will accept the festool clamps? It says it accepts standard 1/4-20 hex bolts, the same as the incra track. Anyone tried these?

I have tracks that appear to be identical, which I purchased from McMaster Carr. The clamps do fit them.

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Jackpot! I was just mulling this question...thx!

What I want to know now is if those Incra tracks can be set in 3/4" birch ply. I have a need to add them to my extension wings for my Kapex to make the fence adjustable.

The Incra T-Track and T-Track Plus are 1/2" thick so they can be dado'ed into 3/4" ply. They come with short pan head screws seemingly for that purpose.

RMW

Good to know thx..I Also found a 1/4" in track on Woodpeckers which could work well for my application, and it takes 1/4-20 bolts etc.

I want to be able slide my fence forward and back on my extension wings. I just have to figure out how to fasten to the T track since the top of the fence is occupied by the Kreg stop system. Maybe some blocking on the back of the fence with through-bolts to the track.


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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2013, 07:06 AM »
I wonder if these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-ft-T-Slot-T-Track-Aluminum-Jig-Clamp-Hold-Down-/270533884216?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3efd137938 will accept the festool clamps? It says it accepts standard 1/4-20 hex bolts, the same as the incra track. Anyone tried these?

I have tracks that appear to be identical, which I purchased from McMaster Carr. The clamps do fit them.

RMW

Jackpot! I was just mulling this question...thx!

What I want to know now is if those Incra tracks can be set in 3/4" birch ply. I have a need to add them to my extension wings for my Kapex to make the fence adjustable.

The Incra T-Track and T-Track Plus are 1/2" thick so they can be dado'ed into 3/4" ply. They come with short pan head screws seemingly for that purpose.

RMW

Good to know thx..I Also found a 1/4" in track on Woodpeckers which could work well for my application, and it takes 1/4-20 bolts etc.

I want to be able slide my fence forward and back on my extension wings. I just have to figure out how to fasten to the T track since the top of the fence is occupied by the Kreg stop system. Maybe some blocking on the back of the fence with through-bolts to the track.


http://www.woodpeck.com/wpttrack.html

The Woodpecker track I have used, their "dual purpose" track, is slightly too small for the Festool clamps. They only fit if you file/grind a touch off of the sides of the clamps, which I have done with all my clamps and it does not impact their use in the guide rails, etc. That may not be the case with the track you linked to but the photo does make is appear to have slightly thicker sides than the Incra tracks.

Also, the McMaster and Incra track has a recess for the pan head screws, without this I think the screw heads may hit the clamp.

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Offline doctr-dan

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2014, 06:04 AM »
Time to awaken a old thread !

I'm trying to find a festool clamp  compatible t track in Australia
I tried the veritas 5/16 and it seems a bit sloppy
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Offline itasor

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2015, 12:05 PM »
The Festool quick clamps and the Dewalt track clamps fit the Incra T track perfectly.

Offline BillyG

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2015, 12:04 AM »
I read somewhere that this "Orange Aluminum" track works with the Festool clamps, but I haven't tried it.  I used the Incra track.  The price seems great on the Orange Aluminum track compared to Incra.

Cut Length   Sku   Each
 
18"   OA7150-18   $4.13
24"   OA7150-24   $4.82
36"   OA7150-36   $6.34
48"   OA7150-48   $7.83

http://www.orangealuminum.com/t-slot-framing-systems-and-tracks/t-track.html


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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2015, 01:16 AM »
Hi,

   I have been told that the clamps will not fit into Lee Valley Track either.


Seth
The lee valley 5/16" t-track works. Thats what i have and the quick clamps fit.

Edit: didnt realise i was responding to a 7 year old post....my bad. Its late, I should be sleeping[emoji1]
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 01:20 AM by shaneymack »

Offline Greg M

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2015, 06:34 PM »
I read somewhere that this "Orange Aluminum" track works with the Festool clamps, but I haven't tried it.  I used the Incra track.  The price seems great on the Orange Aluminum track compared to Incra.

Cut Length   Sku   Each
 
18"   OA7150-18   $4.13
24"   OA7150-24   $4.82
36"   OA7150-36   $6.34
48"   OA7150-48   $7.83

http://www.orangealuminum.com/t-slot-framing-systems-and-tracks/t-track.html


Billy

I just got some of this track and Festool clamps do work with it.  I bought extra track because it was cheap and shipping costs didn't change much.
6 - 4ft pieces shipped from coast to coast for $58.63

Offline BillyG

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Nice!!  That's a heckuva deal compared to the Incra track.

Billy

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 08:04 PM »
Quote from: shaneymack
Edit: didnt realise i was responding to a 7 year old post....my bad. Its late, I should be sleeping[emoji1

What the heck is a seven year old doing posting on the FOG, particularly if it's late?
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 09:16 PM »
Quote from: shaneymack
Edit: didnt realise i was responding to a 7 year old post....my bad. Its late, I should be sleeping[emoji1

What the heck is a seven year old doing posting on the FOG, particularly if it's late?


Seven year old post.

Seth

Offline Andy UK

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2015, 02:23 AM »
The Festool quick clamps also fit the Dakota 1/2" T Track sold by Rutlands in the UK:
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+woodworking-power-tool-accessories-jig-making-t-tracks-t-track-48-x-1-2-section-dakota+m_dk2052
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Offline HoustonJames

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2015, 01:50 PM »
One person has mentioned the 15 series from 8020.net. I'm a BIG fan of second opinions when I'm about to fork out a bunch of cash for a new project.

Can anyone else confirm that the Festool clamps work in the 15s?

Does anyone know if anyone from 8020 has an account here on FOG?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2015, 05:59 PM »

Can anyone else confirm that the Festool clamps work in the 15s

Yes they do.

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Offline HoustonJames

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Yes they do.
Thank you @Cheese.  Curious if you already had that photo or if you went and snapped it just for this thread. Either way, greatly appreciated.

Is that a piece of 1515?

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2015, 06:55 PM »
Curious if you already had that photo or if you went and snapped it just for this thread. Either way, greatly appreciated.

Is that a piece of 1515?

The 1515 shown is part of a work table I set up outside. I was taking it down and decided to add a couple of clamps and take a photo for your post.

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Offline Chrisprols

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2016, 10:43 AM »
All,

I know it's nearly 10 years old post, but it was so confusing to have all the information that I summarized it.
While I summarized it, why not share the summary.

Quick Clamp -ok- incra T Track
screw Clamp -nok- incra T Track
Quick Clamp -ok- woodpecker track (requires sanding)
screw Clamp -ok- woodpecker track (requires sanding)
Quick Clamp -nok- Lee Valley 1/4 Track
Screw Clamp -nok- Lee Valley 1/4 Track
Quick Clamp -ok- Lee Valley 5/16 track(Item 12K7932)
screw Clamp -ok- Lee Valley 5/16 track(Item 12K7932)
Quick Clamp -ok-  40 series of 8020 Inc. extrusions
screw Clamp -ok-  40 series of 8020 Inc. extrusions
Quick Clamp -nok- Rockler T Track
screw Clamp -nok- Rockler T Track
Quick Clamp -ok- the base of the Incra LS Positioner
screw Clamp -ok- the base of the Incra LS Positioner
Quick Clamp -ok- 15 series extrusions from 80/20
screw Clamp -ok- 15 series extrusions from 80/20
Quick Clamp -nok- Kreg regular track
screw Clamp -nok- Kreg regular track
Quick Clamp -nok- Kreg Top Trak
screw Clamp -nok- Kreg Top Trak
Quick Clamp -ok- veritas 5/16 (sloppy)
screw Clamp -ok- veritas 5/16 (sloppy)
Quick Clamp -ok- Orange Aluminum" track
screw Clamp -ok- Orange Aluminum" track
Quick Clamp -ok- Dakota 1/2" T Track

The only doubt I had was with regards to the difference between quick clamp and srew type clamp. So they don't have the same thickness ? is that why with incra t-track, only the quick clamp will fit ?

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2016, 11:18 AM »
8020 has an E-Bay store and I have bought a couple thousand $s worth through there.  They recently made orders available directly https://www.8020.net/peaceofmind-online-ordering.  They also have  a network of distributors and if you request a catalog they also provide contact info for the nearest distributor.

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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2016, 11:25 AM »
Thanks @Chrisprols for bringing some order to the chaos.  Maybe @SRSemenza can copy and paste your list to the head of the thread.

All,

I know it's nearly 10 years old post, but it was so confusing to have all the information that I summarized it.
While I summarized it, why not share the summary.

Quick Clamp -ok- incra T Track
screw Clamp -nok- incra T Track
Quick Clamp -ok- woodpecker track (requires sanding)
screw Clamp -ok- woodpecker track (requires sanding)
Quick Clamp -nok- Lee Valley 1/4 Track
Screw Clamp -nok- Lee Valley 1/4 Track
Quick Clamp -ok- Lee Valley 5/16 track(Item 12K7932)
screw Clamp -ok- Lee Valley 5/16 track(Item 12K7932)
Quick Clamp -ok-  40 series of 8020 Inc. extrusions
screw Clamp -ok-  40 series of 8020 Inc. extrusions
Quick Clamp -nok- Rockler T Track
screw Clamp -nok- Rockler T Track
Quick Clamp -ok- the base of the Incra LS Positioner
screw Clamp -ok- the base of the Incra LS Positioner
Quick Clamp -ok- 15 series extrusions from 80/20
screw Clamp -ok- 15 series extrusions from 80/20
Quick Clamp -nok- Kreg regular track
screw Clamp -nok- Kreg regular track
Quick Clamp -nok- Kreg Top Trak
screw Clamp -nok- Kreg Top Trak
Quick Clamp -ok- veritas 5/16 (sloppy)
screw Clamp -ok- veritas 5/16 (sloppy)
Quick Clamp -ok- Orange Aluminum" track
screw Clamp -ok- Orange Aluminum" track
Quick Clamp -ok- Dakota 1/2" T Track

The only doubt I had was with regards to the difference between quick clamp and srew type clamp. So they don't have the same thickness ? is that why with incra t-track, only the quick clamp will fit ?
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2016, 11:14 PM »
Thanks @Chrisprols for bringing some order to the chaos.  Maybe @SRSemenza can copy and paste your list to the head of the thread.


Yup, done.




The only doubt I had was with regards to the difference between quick clamp and srew type clamp. So they don't have the same thickness ? is that why with incra t-track, only the quick clamp will fit ?


Newer Festool screw type and quick clamps have the same slimmer profile. There was only a difference in them years ago.

Seth

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2016, 03:38 AM »
Quote
Newer Festool screw type and quick clamps have the same slimmer profile. There was only a difference in them years ago.

In this case, there is no point to split compatibility between screw type and quick clamps.
I updated the list (it makes it lighter, less of a headach to read) :

ok- incra T Track
ok- woodpecker track (requires sanding)
nok- Lee Valley 1/4 Track
ok- Lee Valley 5/16 track(Item 12K7932)
ok-  40 series of 8020 Inc. extrusions
nok- Rockler T Track
ok- the base of the Incra LS Positioner
ok- 15 series extrusions from 80/20
nok- Kreg regular track
nok- Kreg Top Trak
ok- veritas 5/16 (sloppy)
ok- Orange Aluminum" track
ok- Dakota 1/2" T Track

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2016, 10:03 PM »
So FWIW...
I decided I needed to be able to add some quick clamps to some 80/20 rails without removing the rails from the work table. 

So, using an OF 1010, MFS and a 1/4" x 1/4" carbide end mill, I enlarged the channel so that this was possible. Just an example of what you can do with a router while working in aluminum. Just dial the speed down and take small cuts.

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2016, 09:25 AM »
So that's just the entry port you router there @Cheese ?  I assume it can now slide back and forth in the channel?
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2016, 11:30 AM »
You got it Edward, it just makes using quick clamps real easy, and they'll slide the full length of the 80/20.

The cutout only needs to be 23mm x 93mm, however at the 93mm length, the clamps interfere with the router travel. So, I had to make it 23mm x 143mm and then put in two 25mm spacers to act as router stops. Those are the wooden squares you see at each end.
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2017, 05:11 PM »
My New Profile Bench is working well with Festool Clamps..

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2017, 06:01 PM »
My New Profile Bench is working well with Festool Clamps..
They look like 40x40mm Bosch-Rexroth extrusions with 10 mm slots. I have those. 10 mm slots are little too wide, the clamp will grab but on the very edges, 0.5 mm on each side. I'm afraid it might chew up the sides of the slot if you tighten it well.

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2017, 07:31 PM »
Peachtree Woodworking is near my home and shop and they sell their own t-track in store and online at ptreeusa.com as well as at
 ttrackusa.com.  They actually sell two different sizes.

Mini T-Track - Designed to work with 1/4" hex bolts: Festool screw and quick clamps do NOT work with this t-track.  Neither do the Grizzly screw clamps that work with guide rails.
Here is the Peachtree Mini t-track: https://www.ptreeusa.com/ttrack_track.html and http://ttrackusa.com/track_%20systems.htm#1021

Heavy Duty T-Track - Works with 3/8" hex bolts: The Festool screw and quick clamps as well as the Grizzly screw clamps work with this t-track - but it is a really sloppy fit. 
Here is the Peachtree Heavy Duty  t-track: https://www.ptreeusa.com/ttrack_track.html and http://ttrackusa.com/track_%20systems.htm#1018


A note on the sloppiness of the clamps in the Heavy Duty t-track: You can position the clamp foot inside the track to where one edge of the clamp foot is not under the t-track.  The clamp foots are large enough they cannot twist out of the t-track completely though.  I have some of the Lee Valley 5/16" t-track and all of the clamps mentioned work with that and are a much better fit, plus it is cheaper.

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2017, 08:08 PM »
Hi,

   Thanks very much for the update and added info!


Seth