TrueTrac Toggle Clamps
I ordered a pair of the toggle clamps. The first time I used them I had a problem. The first clamp slid right into the slot in the underside of the track just as it was designed to do and clamped onto the support surface. That was really nice. When I went to slip the 2nd clamp into the slot, it only went half way in and would not budge. I pulled it out and tried again. Same problem. It would only go half way in. I used a little oil to make things slide better but no change. I repositioned the work and the track so I could use the clamp in this position and made the saw cut. When i had a chance I worked with the clamp more. By comparing it to the good clamp I noticed a physical difference between the two. The good clamp had a raised ridge all the way down the center of the black body piece. this ridge acted as a spacer to stand the clamp body away from the metal tongue and track, giving it clearance. The bad clamp did not have the ridge. There was no clearance between the clamp body and the tongue and track. Once I saw the problem, I disassembles the clamp, added 2 metal spacers between the clamp body and the metal tongue that slides into the track slot. This did the trick. The re-engineered clamp works just as well as the good clamp. It appears that there was a manufacturing defect in the bad clamp.
Although the anti-slip strips work well, I wanted the extra clamping power of the clamps. The clamps are easy to use and move to different configurations of the True Trac System. On long 8’+ rips on expensive plywood, the extra assurance of the Trac not moving was worth the price of the clamps to me. You invested in the True Trac System, invest in the clamps and accurately rip your sheet goods for many years to come!
Had an opportunity to used my assemblies for the first time. Had to cut down some 1/4" Plexiglas sheets. From combining the straight edges for greater length to utilizing the track clamps....all performed as designed. I am very happy with my investment and look forward having the confidence in the product on future projects....bc
Max out at 5/8 - modify to 3/4
These clamps, paired with a TrueTrac, work perfectly to hold your track and material together. If you add the quick adjustment adapter they’re even faster and easier to use, but they do operate perfectly well as is if you aren’t changing material thickness constantly. So very highly recommended!