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Vacuum table / job securing

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Ollieg, Apr 5, 2019.

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  1. Ollieg

    Ollieg Well-Known
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    I'm at the point of my build where i need to decide on the best way to secure my jobs to the table. I'm considering making 6 individual aluminium plates with grooves for a seal additionally with threaded holes for when clamping is needed. I would be keen to see vacuum tables others of you have made and the type of vacuum generators you have used. Alternatively if you have a much preferred method such as t slot etc I would also like to hear your feedback on how it works for you.
     
  2. sharmstr

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    I spent a ton of time laying out and installing t-tracks. Up to this point, I've never used them. I've only used double sided tape. Its fast and works great. Along the same lines, others are using tape and superglue.

    But I suppose it would depend on what material you want to cut.
     
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  3. David the swarfer

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    I vote for tape and superglue
    I laid out my table with holes and blind nuts and have used them very little. Could have just put in 6 or 8 instead of 60+

     
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