Using T-Track
Popular Woodworking|February 2021
T-track is a versatile product that has many great uses around the shop.
Randy Johnson

It can be attached to the fence of a chop saw, drill press or router table to provide a quick, secure place to attach feather boards, stops and hold-downs. It also makes a great addition to jigs and fixtures with parts that need to be adjustable or easily removed.

At first glance, all T-tracks look pretty much the same. There are, however, several subtle but important differences among brands.

Sizes and Prices

T-track is available in lengths from 1 ft. to 12 ft. and averages about $4.50 per lineal foot. It is usually sold in 1- or 2-ft. increments, but some brands can be special ordered to a specific length. Most T-tracks are approximately 3/4 wide with a thickness of either 3/8 or 1/2. Almost all are made of extruded aluminum. There are a few key features to look for.

Accepts Standard Hardware

T-tracks that accept standard hex head bolts and nuts as connectors are a big plus, because standard nuts and bolts are readily available at hardware stores. This means you won’t get stuck in the middle of a project because you don’t have the right connector. Some T-tracks require special connectors that are only available from one supplier.

Pre-drilled for Easy Mounting

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