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Rockler Auto-Lock T-Track Hold Down Clamp

Automatically adjusts for thicknesses from 0'' to 2-3/4''—securing your work is as fast and easy as flipping a switch!
Item #
54280
Rating:
78% of 100

Tightening Rockler's new Auto-Lock T-Track Hold Down Clamp is literally an open-and-shut case—just press down the lever to secure anything from veneer sheets to lumber up to 2-3/4'' thick! Once set, the clamping pressure is always the same regardless of workpiece size, and is adjusted only if needed with the set screw. The clamp pivots 360°, allowing you to clamp near the workpiece edge to minimize obstructions. A large knurled wheel locks the clamp securely to the T-track. The toggle foot is adjusted with the knurled aluminum knob for best placement—no wrenches required—while the clamping foot pivots on a ball joint so it can adapt to any angle and is rubber coated to prevent marring. Simply lift the lever to release.


Features:
  • Auto-adjust mechanism allows you to clamp various thicknesses without readjusting
  • Center of clamping foot extends from 1-1/2'' to 3-1/2'' from center of track
  • Max height capacity is 2-3/4''
  • Clamping force is adjustable from 5-250 lbs of pressure
  • Large locking wheel secures clamp to T-track
  • Clamps slide into any T-track that accepts 5/16'' T-bolts, including our T-Track Table (#46654, sold separately) and many of the CNC Shark tables
  • Heavy-duty metal construction
(1) Auto-Lock T-Track Hold Down Clamp
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.9500
Tech Spec
3.9 / 5.0
100 Reviews
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Love the products. Use it all the time
June 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product!
June 14, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Clamps
A-OK = Now this one holds nice & tight.
May 30, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for small pieces.
Excellent hold down for the drill press table I built.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great. Thanks
May 22, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Great tool
Works really well
May 18, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works like a champ
I purchased these to use on my bench along with the T-Track
May 5, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The auto-lock T-Track makes my jobs a lot easier and enjoyable. I will purchase more in the future.
March 28, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best clamps for use on jigs and fixtures
I have used these clamps on my table saw sled, drill press table and on custom fixtures I've made for my bandsaw. Being able to set the pressure and have the clamp work on all different thicknesses of stock is a real plus. I've seen reviews here where people have said they couldn't get enough pressure with the clamp. That has NOT been my experience. They're not adjusting the pressure screw correctly. These clamps are great!
March 19, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rockler Auto-Lock T-Track Hold Down Clamp
Well built. Simple to use. Works great.
February 17, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
The online videos of Rockler products are very well done and informative.<br />Customer reviews are positive.
Daniel H on Jun 22, 2020
Needed for cross cut sled in top track
mike g on Apr 28, 2020
The online videos of Rockler products are very well done and informative.<br />Customer reviews are positive.
Daniel H on Jun 22, 2020
building cross cut sled
David L on Jun 9, 2020
Needed for cross cut sled in top track
mike g on Apr 28, 2020
Trying it for the first time
Ramon G on Apr 26, 2020
Already have one of these they work great . It’s easy and fast to use
Mike G on Apr 22, 2020
Nice lock & unique and 360 degrees!
Christina P on Apr 19, 2020
Fast hold down for drill press table
Chris H on Apr 15, 2020
sale
Rob M on Apr 13, 2020
Auto adjust will be a big time saver
Joe on Apr 12, 2020
The in store rep showed it to me and got my interest and as I was now at your web site looking for clamps and saw the video.
Glen p on Apr 10, 2020
For use on my t-track workbench.
Art E on Apr 8, 2020
Easy manage to hold down things
Elmer G on Apr 8, 2020
Plan to attach to jig on table saw
christopher k on Apr 4, 2020
Quality and sale price.
Kenneth O on Apr 4, 2020
for my t track table
Robert H on Mar 31, 2020
This has a long low profile reach. But its not for holding thick heavy objects. I've broken them when trying to clamp a machinist vise to a drill press - didn't work out well for the clamp or my wallet.
JOAN W on Mar 4, 2020
Bought one and loved it now i use nothing but these easy clamps
Jdblack79 . on Feb 25, 2020
Wanted it
Ben E on Feb 21, 2020
To clamp down wood...
Scott G on Jan 29, 2020
This clamp the wood from bowing up while being clamped.
Nora B on Jan 28, 2020
Plan on using it on my new table saw sled. I installed some t-tracks. I wanted something thats quick and I have had luck with these kind of mechanism in the past.
Nick L on Jan 27, 2020
Need this for miter station
Jdblack79 . on Jan 27, 2020
Quick and easy setup for the CNC
Mac M on Jan 26, 2020
Need it for a project.
Brian K on Jan 25, 2020
New crosscut sled
Amos F on Jan 23, 2020
Need for a miter jig I am making.
Bill K on Jan 18, 2020
Looked like a better system than the standard hold down clamp
Hammer on Jan 18, 2020
Keeps project from shifting on table
James H on Jan 7, 2020
Best price I have found for this style of clamp.
Thomas D on Jan 2, 2020
for use with drill press
cb88 on Jan 1, 2020
Holding piece firmly
carl c on Dec 30, 2019
Son-in-law wanted this item. He builds furniture.
Pam J on Dec 14, 2019
Track hold down assistance.
Wayne on Dec 9, 2019
i am building a small set of T Track items to experiment with them.
Mike on Dec 2, 2019
It was a gift for my son, he picked it out
Patricia B on Nov 11, 2019
For use in jigs for tablesaw, workbench, or router table with the T-track system.
Michael R on Nov 8, 2019
To use for my miter sled
Larry L on Oct 11, 2019
I already have one and love it so I needed another one.
Happy round man on Oct 2, 2019
Custom jig which requires clamp capability on two sides.
William G on Sep 20, 2019
Need it
Stephen T on Aug 30, 2019
add to existing system
Kelly R on Aug 27, 2019
hold down for sanding
Dennis W on Aug 26, 2019
It is a very innovative clamp.
Monty M on Aug 23, 2019
It will help make pocket joints better
Paul M on Aug 19, 2019
Bought for an assembly table
George B on Aug 14, 2019
Finish my project
Edward T on Aug 11, 2019
Like the clamping thickness flexibility and its locking disc design.
SY on Aug 11, 2019
Purchased Crosscut Sled plans that suggested the use of the clamp
Rod S on Aug 7, 2019
Fits my requirement for both a miter sled and a drill press table hold-down clamps.
William F on Aug 3, 2019
sale
Skeeter on Aug 2, 2019
building cross cut sled
David L on Jun 9, 2020
Trying it for the first time
Ramon G on Apr 26, 2020
I really like this clamp. I would, however, like to have some with a longer reach than what is presently offered. Is that in the works?
Ronald C on Aug 29, 2017
I purchased 2 of these, one clamps down nice and tight and the other does not hold the work piece tight at all. I can not figure out how to adjust it to clamp tighter. Can anyone help me?
Jayson M on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is a phillips screw near the hinge in the clamp handle. Screwing it one way increases the clamping pressure while screwing it the other way decreases clamping pressure. This is the same system that Bessey Clamps uses for their auto adjust toggle clamps. They are a great system but the Rockler has the ability to easily adjust the angle from the t-track. Bessey is adjustable but not as easily as the Rockler. I absolutely recommend this clamp to anyone with a t-track table.
Is the extended reach large toggle clamp foot compatable with this?
Benjamin H on Oct 21, 2018
Country of origin?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This clamp is made in China.
Can I order from the UK?
Graham H on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can order from the UK. When you check out you will get shipping options for UK addresses.
Can the slot bolts be changed to 1/4" slot bolts?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I designed a wheel to accommodate a 1/4" nut based on the original wheel (using Sketchup). I then printed the wheel using my 3D printer. If you don't have a printer there are 3D services that could print it for you. Once adapted to accept 1/4" bolts, the clamps versatility grew at an exponential rate as 1/4" is a "standard" jig/fixture hardware.
Recently purchased two of these one is missing the clamping pressure adjusting screw and lock nut. Can you send me that part? Steve Denahan
Steve D on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Contact Rockler and they can get those sent out to you
Will this fit in a standard 1/4 t track?
Roger on Dec 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This clamp slides into any T-track that accepts 5/16'' T-bolts.
Can the clamping foot be turned 90 degrees to use as a pressroll for resawing on a bandsaw? Also does the clamp fit in the miter slot of a bandsaw?
Mark H on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Replace the T-bolt with a countersink headed 5/16 bolt inserted into a split hardwood mitre track with a countersink hole. Tightening the wheel should spread the mitre track and lock it into the slot.
is this clamp made in the USA?
Don S on Apr 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Per inscription on package: Made in China.
what is the maximum thickness board that this can clamp down?
JAY F on Jan 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I don't know (because I haven't done the trials to determine exactly). But my ^guess* is perhaps two inches or a bit greater, but probably not three inches. I'm pretty certain that I could clamp the 1 1/2" side of a "2 X 4," but certainly not the 3 1/2" side. Most of my experience, however, is just clamping 3/4" stock.
It says it comes with a 5/16" T-bolt, but the T-bolt I received is 1/2" x 13/16"; so it doesn't fit in any standard T-track. Am I missing something?
James B on Nov 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I see now. The bolt is 5/16", not the T-track that it fits into.

So it happens to not fit the T-track on two of my rip fences, but that's probably because they're not standard sizes. One is from Shopsmith and the other is from Incra. But I'm sure it will fit the Rockler track I have on order.

Thanks for the help.
What size T-track is required for Auto-lock T-track clamp??
Dennis on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 3/8" slot and 1/2" wide inside the track for the bolt head
I have a 3/4" by 1" T-track on my Laguna band saw. Will the T bolt for this clamp work for this configuration?
William D on Mar 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen a T-Track on a Laguna band saw. Has it been modified? There is a 3/4" wide miter slot on the table, but this clamp will not work in it.
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