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  • jimwill48
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    3650 T-Bolts

    Anyone have a source for thr 3650 Fence T-Bolts & Nuts. I need 4 or 5 more for some fixtures I'm building. I wish Rigid would include more than the 3 extra ones. Does anyone have any they wish to get rid of or have ny idea's where I can get some without paying excessive shipping charges or high min.

    Thanks,

    James

  • Wagon Man
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Although I'm just speaking of TS2400, but shouldnt our User Manual (2400 vs 3650) structured the same? In the back of my 2400 manual, it does sepcify 1/4" -20 hex bolt (in my case).

    Shouldn;t 3650 manual contain the same info too?

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  • Woussko
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    I'm thinking either there's more than one version of the rails or there is a major lacking of quality control. I'm hoping it's that there were changes made after people at the factory realized they had the slots too narrow. It could be that they are/were made on two different sets of machinery and no one checked the finished products carefully enough side by side. Wild things happen for sure.

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  • TOD
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    It must be a change that was made to the saw standard 1/4 bolts don't work on my fence

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  • djb
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    Originally posted by TOD View Post
    The square head 1/4 20 bolts that come with the 3650 have a 3/8 square head. A standard 1/4 20 hex head bolt has a 7/16 head size. This is why a standard 1/4 20 hex head does not fit a 3650 unless you file down the head.
    Standard 1/4 20 hex bolts with 7/16" head fit in the T-track of my TS3650 rip fence and side rails without filing anything (see pic). That's what I've used to attach the router table wing extension and jigs for the fence.

    - djb
    Attached Files

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  • jbergstrom
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Originally posted by jimwill48 View Post
    Anyone have a source for thr 3650 Fence T-Bolts & Nuts. I need 4 or 5 more for some fixtures I'm building.
    There may be a Fastenal store near you or otherwise you can order online. They have T-nuts, and t-slot extrusions etc.
    Excellent source for jig making parts and components.

    (edit: be sure to click on the product then the .pdf for more detail, picture etc.)

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  • threefinger
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    Washers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Threefinger

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  • TOD
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    Lets see if I can clear this up. The square head 1/4 20 bolts that come with the 3650 have a 3/8 square head. A standard 1/4 20 hex head bolt has a 7/16 head size. This is why a standard 1/4 20 hex head does not fit a 3650 unless you file down the head.

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  • BadgerDave
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
    1/4-20 HH bolts don't work in all the slots, at least on mine. The top slots and the side slots are different widths, don't remember which off the top of my head was wider. I just filed the flats on a couple 1/4-20 bolts so the heads would fit. I think the slots must be 5 or 6mm, just slightly less than 1/4".

    Has anyone else noticed this, or is my TS a fluke (or is that a freak)?
    Bob,

    ¼-20 hex head bolts work in both the top and the side slots on my fence. As far as I know the fence on my 3612 is the same fence design as is found on your 3650. You do have to have the bolts head aligned to the slot with the proper configuration as it won't fit if it isn't lined up just right. Did that make any sense?


    EDIT: I don't have to file down the heads of the ¼-20 bolts in order for them to work on my fence.
    Last edited by BadgerDave; 04-14-2007, 10:41 AM.

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  • billmoy
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    I have used 1/4" hex heads and toilet flange bolts. They may have to be filed slightly. The toilet flange bolts also come in brass which is better if the bolts could be accidentally nicked by the saw blade.

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  • DavidRamey
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Originally posted by amcnerl View Post
    You're not alone Bob. The slots on my fence are 2 different widths and the 1/4" HH bolts do have some play in them. They work so I keep using them.

    I think a fluke is a volt/ohm meter
    This is why I recommended www.t-nuts.com. They are made to fit the slots in Ryobi and Rigid tools and are reasonable in price. I just ordered some more this past week and got them here in Alaska is 2 days. They also have knobs for jigs on sale for $0.25 each. I bought 20 of them. Measure your slots and match them up with the specs on their t-nuts, t-bolts, etc.

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  • amcnerl
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
    1/4-20 HH bolts don't work in all the slots, at least on mine. The top slots and the side slots are different widths, don't remember which off the top of my head was wider. I just filed the flats on a couple 1/4-20 bolts so the heads would fit. I think the slots must be 5 or 6mm, just slightly less than 1/4".

    Has anyone else noticed this, or is my TS a fluke (or is that a freak)?
    You're not alone Bob. The slots on my fence are 2 different widths and the 1/4" HH bolts do have some play in them. They work so I keep using them.

    I think a fluke is a volt/ohm meter

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  • Bob D.
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Originally posted by BadgerDave View Post
    Why not just use ΒΌ" hex head bolts?
    1/4-20 HH bolts don't work in all the slots, at least on mine. The top slots and the side slots are different widths, don't remember which off the top of my head was wider. I just filed the flats on a couple 1/4-20 bolts so the heads would fit. I think the slots must be 5 or 6mm, just slightly less than 1/4".

    Has anyone else noticed this, or is my TS a fluke (or is that a freak)?

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  • Woussko
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    After looking over the parts list (download) I sure can't find any screws or nuts for use in T slots unless I missed something. I did see 1/4-20 thread square head screws and square nuts. If that's what you want, I would check at a good hardware store.

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  • BadgerDave
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    Re: 3650 T-Bolts

    Why not just use ¼" hex head bolts?

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