TrueTrac Toggle Clamps
There quick and easy to use on all the truetrac track, saves time.
As a new user of my TrueTrac I was unsure how well the guide track would stay in place. Especially when ripping 8 ft pieces, I have additional confidence when I use the clamps. They also help me place the guide in the exact right place as they will hold one end when I adjust the other. I was puzzled by the fact that they seemed to get out of adjustment (tightness of clamp) after a few uses, but then found out the bolts holding them to the base were loosening. After tightening them, they held their adjustment. I'm glad I spent the money to have them when I need them.
These clamps are amazing. Even tho the TrueTrac guides have grip to them, the boards we were using were somewhat warped, and it was great to be able to easily clamp the guide down to ensure that nothing slipped. They install and remove easily. Great product!
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!