Attaching Dual Miter Slot

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    I have a dual miter slot for my BT3000, and I cant seem to get it on, I can not tighten the nut tight enough to be able to use it. Do you guys have any recommendations or articles I could look at!
    Thanks

  • #2
    Do you mean that no matter how tight the bolt is the miter slots move or that the nut bolt wont tighten. I know its a silly question but are you using the washer and if so on which side. On mine its on the top side unde the head.
    Jon

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    • #3
      I cut a piece of the 3/4" aluminum channel Lowes sells for plywood edging to length to fit inside the bottom of the miter slot table and drilled it for the bolt and used a longer bolt.
      That puts pressure all along the bottom therefore requiring less tension from the bolt to keep it in place.
      I'd add a pic but, I'm at work right now.
      Do like you always do,,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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      • #4
        I guess it seems as if I can not get to the nut or bolt to tighten it, sounds wierd, but thats my problem right now!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rcp612 View Post
          I cut a piece of the 3/4" aluminum channel Lowes sells for plywood edging to length to fit inside the bottom of the miter slot table and drilled it for the bolt and used a longer bolt.
          That puts pressure all along the bottom therefore requiring less tension from the bolt to keep it in place.
          I'd add a pic but, I'm at work right now.
          I forgot to mention that I also drilled an access hole through the table top so I could get to the head of an allen-headed bolt with the nut on the bottom.
          Do like you always do,,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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          • #6
            RCP,
            I would love to see a picture, when you get home from work! Although based on your posts at work, you cant be working all that hard!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jack1064 View Post
              RCP,
              I would love to see a picture, when you get home from work! Although based on your posts at work, you cant be working all that hard!
              Sorry it took so long to take pics. Weather (snow/ice/temp) has caused my 36 mile commute to take over 2 hours plus the plowing and clean up at home.
              Hope these help explain what I was trying to say.
              Attached Files
              Do like you always do,,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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              • #8
                Like they say, A Picture is worth 10,000 words. In this case I believe it. Bill
                5 OUT OF 4 PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND FRACTIONS.

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                • #9
                  I got ya now, makes much more sense with a picture!

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                  • #10
                    I see and understand rcp612's pictures, but I still don't understand the OP's problem with the table. It is held down with a bolt and nut, so how can it not be getting tight? Unless the bottom of the miter slot table is warped, it should tighten just fine as designed.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JeffG78 View Post
                      I see and understand rcp612's pictures, but I still don't understand the OP's problem with the table. It is held down with a bolt and nut, so how can it not be getting tight? Unless the bottom of the miter slot table is warped, it should tighten just fine as designed.
                      I think you may have the problem nailed. The bottom of my miter slot was not flat to start with which, was the reasoning behind my using the aluminum channel. I couldn't force myself to try to flatten it and, the bolt just applied pressure in the area that was un-flat. (Is that a word,,,, is now )
                      Anyway, the channel put pressure across a much wider area, flattened the bottom of the table, and, most importantly, held tight without excess pressure.
                      Do like you always do,,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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