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Offline SRSemenza

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Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« on: August 28, 2007, 10:23 AM »
Hi,

        I just discovered that the Quick Clamp fits in my T Track. The screw type clamps would not.   8)

Seth


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An additional list provided by Chrisprols.

Note - newer screw type clamps have the same profile as  the Quick clamps.


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

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 12:27 PM »
Seth,

What is the brand of your T-track?

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 08:12 PM »
Seth,

What is the brand of your T-track?

Dave R.

Hi,

        The T track in the pictures is Incra.  I just went to the shop to try a couple others.

               Fits the Incra with flat head or pan head screws holding the track down.

               Fits the Incra scale track with flat or pan head.

               Fits Woodpeckers track with flat head.

               Does not fit Kreg track at all.

Seth

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 02:01 PM »
Thanks, Seth.  You saved me from buying incompatible track!
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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 10:54 AM »
Hi,


   The question of compatible T track has come up several times since I first started this thread.   If anyone has the Festool Quick Clamp and other brands of T Track than have already been posted here, please give it a test and add the results to this thread.   Also note that the type of screw head can sometimes make a difference.


Seth

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 11:46 PM »
Hi,

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


Seth

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 12:07 AM »
There are 2 common sizes of t-track available and often used in woodworking - 1/4 and 5/16.  This might be the problem?

Of course, there are lots and lots of different size t-tracks....but 1/4 and 5/16 is most often seen in woodworking stores.

If you look at Lee Valley, they sell both sizes of track and hardware that is appropriate for one or the other:

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=2&p=52399&cat=3,43576,52799





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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 11:48 PM »
The clamps work in the 40 series of 8020 Inc. extrusions.

I have some and tried it. The screw and quick clamps both work in the track.

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 11:51 PM »
There are 2 common sizes of t-track available and often used in woodworking - 1/4 and 5/16.  This might be the problem?


The problem is the depth of the 5/16 inch track. Some tracks are not deep enough to allow the clamps to fit in the slot.

Any 1/4 inch track will not work, not wide enough to begin wth.

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008, 01:48 AM »
Hi,

      Hmmm,   The tracks that I have found they fit are all termed 1/4" T Track. Not for the actual measured size of the track, but because the heads of 1/4" bolts will fit in them.   The trouble is that the extrusians are of differing brands have enough differences to make some work and some not.  Which is why I started compiling this list.

Seth

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 07:06 AM »
Tried the clamps on the t-tracks from Rockler and they dont fit.  :(

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 10:15 AM »
Tried the clamps on the t-tracks from Rockler and they dont fit.  :(

Hi,

     Thanks for the info. Did you try both types (Quick and screw)?  They have different profiles themselves.


Seth

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 03:49 AM »
In spite it is not quite on topic:

The Festool clamps fit to the base of the Incra LS Positioner.
You can clamp it securely to the edge of any table and use the Positioner.
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Offline Brian.ca

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2012, 07:34 PM »
They (screw & quick clamps) also work in the 15 series extrusions from 80/20

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Re: Clamp T Track
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 07:43 AM »
Tried the clamps on the t-tracks from Rockler and they dont fit.  :(

Do you have any other brands of track? What about Kreg?
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2012, 05:40 PM »
The Festool clamps will not fit the Kreg track.

Seth

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 06:21 PM »
They will fit all the Woodpecker tracks however it requires grinding/sanding a hair off the side of each clamp, the leg that slides into the track. The amount was minor, I just touched it to my disk sander for < 1 second.

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 04:40 PM »
RMW:   Regarding your picture, what do you primarily use the two woodpeckers T tracks with the sliding bar setup for?

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2012, 08:28 AM »
RMW:   Regarding your picture, what do you primarily use the two woodpeckers T tracks with the sliding bar setup for?

I'll take a gues!   Routering dados?

Yup - Dadoes but also other grooves/rabbets and cuts like the slots in the aluminum bars shown in the photo. 

I can adjust the width between the t-tracks and then use various router guides and bits. Example would be using the Festool 40MM guide ring with a 8mm straight bit, if I widen the spacing between the tracks to 50MM the cut becomes 18mm (8mm bit + 10mm gap) and I make the cut in 3+ passes.

Add stops to the t-track and I can easily limit the length of cut. It works great when I need repeatable cuts, which I often do since I make multiple copies of the same small part.

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2012, 10:48 AM »
Hi there, hi Seth,

did you try the Kreg Heavy Duty Track as well, or just the normal (I think 1/4") Tracks?

Thanks

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2012, 12:44 PM »
Hi there, hi Seth,

did you try the Kreg Heavy Duty Track as well, or just the normal (I think 1/4") Tracks?

Thanks


Hi, welcome to the FOG!  [smile]

I only tried the regular, I don't have the heavy duty ( http://www.amazon.com/Kreg-KMS7704-48-Inch-Heavy-Track/dp/B0002QZ4UI )  to test.  Based on the pictures of the heavy duty , it looks like the channels are shallow like the regular.  I am sure someone  here on FOG must have some of the heavy duty that they could try the clamps in.

Seth

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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2012, 12:49 PM »
Hi there, hi Seth,

did you try the Kreg Heavy Duty Track as well, or just the normal (I think 1/4") Tracks?

Thanks


Hi, welcome to the FOG!  [smile]

I only tried the regular, I don't have the heavy duty ( http://www.amazon.com/Kreg-KMS7704-48-Inch-Heavy-Track/dp/B0002QZ4UI )  to test.  Based on the pictures of the heavy duty , it looks like the channels are shallow like the regular.  I am sure someone  here on FOG must have some of the heavy duty that they could try the clamps in.

Seth

I have the Kreg Top Trak, channels look identical to the Heavy Track, and they are too shallow for the Festool clamps.

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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2012, 02:35 PM »
@ RMW: Thanks for trying ... anyway ... too bad ...  ???

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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 08:17 PM »
I have 8' of old Rockler t-track I never used and sadly the 4 or 5 flip-stops I have from the MFT/3  DO NOT FIT!  The flip-stops do fit the Incra track (I picked some up at Woodcraft on sale last month).

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2012, 05:36 PM »
Just rec'd my Lee Valley T Tracks and both the quick clamps and the screw clamps fit in the 5/16 track(Item 12K7932) . They do not fit in the 1/4 track though....Glad I read this thread it might have taken me years to give this a try!! lol
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 02:05 PM »
I believe that all the Festool clamps have the same slightly slimmer profile as the Quick clamps in my original post.  So the compatibilities should be the same for both the quick clamps and screw type clamps assuming you are not using screw type clamps from quite a few years ago.


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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 05:56 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?

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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2013, 06:47 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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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 08:42 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.

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.
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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 08:49 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.

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.

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