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    Miter slot runner material question

    Anyone ever tried Azak?

    For the heck of it, I picked up a 3/4" strip the other day fits right in my miter slot.

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    I use cheap cutting boards.

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    Haven't tried it for a miter slot runner. When used in construction it expands quite a bit in all directions when it gets hot, so it might get tight on you if your shop isn't conditioned. Let us know how it works out.

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    I use steel at least half of the time and always works best.

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    I use aluminum flat bar.

    Wayne

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    I use leftover engineered hardwood flooring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Garson View Post
    I use leftover engineered hardwood flooring.
    That sounds like a great idea.

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    I didn't know Azak expanded.

    The flooring idea sounds good.

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    I used 3/8 X 3/4 steel bar filed to fit. I drilled holes and tapped them to attach the sled. If I were doing it again, I'd probably use aluminum, aluminum is softer so less risk of causing miter slot wear. I wax the steel bar periodically and it doesn't rub so I'm not too concerned about table slot wear.

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    Call me a quitter but I just buy Kreg or Rockler solid aluminum miter bars.

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    I've used HDPE wear strips, wood, aluminum (ordered from ENCO, now MSC,) and cold rolled steel.

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