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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.


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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.


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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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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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« 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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« 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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« 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.

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Re: Festool Clamps compatible with T Track brands
« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.

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.


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

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« 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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« 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.

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« 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.
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« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Nice!!  That's a heckuva deal compared to the Incra track.

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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 08:04 PM »
Quote from: shaneymack
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« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 09:16 PM »
Quote from: shaneymack
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What the heck is a seven year old doing posting on the FOG, particularly if it's late?


Seven year old post.

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« 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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« 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?

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« 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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« 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?

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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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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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« 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.

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« 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.

And don't climb cut!!!

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« 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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« 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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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2017, 05:11 PM »
My New Profile Bench is working well with Festool Clamps..

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« 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.