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Automatically adjusts for thicknesses from 0'' to 2-3/4''—securing your work is as fast and easy as flipping a switch!
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Rockler Auto-Lock T-Track Hold Down Clamp

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
Manufacturer Part Number RB5-HH
Weight 0.9500
Tech Spec
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3.9 / 5.0
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Clamp
Works great on assembly table with t-track that I built.
August 29, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Cloud lift router template
The auto-lock mechanism works great and is very convenient- set the desired force once and never mess with adjustments again. The T-track feature adds versatility for making adjustable jigs. My first use was for a cloud lift router template I use to make Greene and Greene style furniture. See photo.
Greene and Greene bench made with the cloud lift router template
Cloud lift router template using auto-lock t-track hold downs
August 23, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I got a couple of those t track clamps I sill don't have the opportunity to use it. But I am sure they are good product. Why? Because the price.
August 17, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Within their reach none better
The adjustment gives some range in reach. The clamp pressure can fit your needs. Store easily on an indent hook.
June 30, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great t-track clamp
I recently completed a small mobile workstation with some t-track installed. This clamp works well and I think I'll order a couple more.
May 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very Satisfied with the performance of the tool and it’s quality
These are great!!!
May 7, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
T-track party!
It does what it says it will do. Adjustable clamp pressure and versatile clamp depth. Quick release lever make it efficient for shop jigs or a work table.
April 23, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great clamps
I'm a segmented woodturner and need to make Precision Cuts. I use these clamps on a jig to cut segmented pieces in conjunction with a chop saw and they worked really good. I like them so much I'm going to order more for other jigs I use around my shop.
Holds small pieces firmly for precise cuts
Holds small pieces firmly for precise cuts
January 28, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Amazing !
These are absolutely amazing!
December 18, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Would recommend
November 27, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Need it
Stephen T on Aug 30, 2019
hold down for sanding
Dennis W on Aug 26, 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.
Scott Y 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
Ordered per Cross Cut Sled parts list
Johnathan H on Jul 22, 2019
built a workbench
Graham B on Jul 14, 2019
Building a cross cut sled
James S on Jun 20, 2019
clamp phones and blueberries with just the right amount of pressure, such that the blueberries are not ruptured..
Zachary D on Apr 27, 2019
I wanted to try one of these out on my t-track table
Larry on Apr 21, 2019
For my tract system on my workbench
Everett G on Apr 6, 2019
Because I needed two t-track style clamps for a new drill press table
ray s on Apr 5, 2019
Nice to have for a t track table system.
Jack on Apr 2, 2019
Looks to be very universal
Michael B on Mar 31, 2019
I am building the crosscut sled from King Fine Woodworking plans and this is one of the components.
Norman H on Mar 23, 2019
Building a drill press table
Steve B on Feb 23, 2019
I am building a CrossCut sled From King's Fine woodworking and this is something he recommended but I can not purchase from his site redirect.
sabino dasilveira D on Feb 16, 2019
Have started building an inventory of t-track hold-down devices. I need something to operate as this product does.
John M on Feb 13, 2019
To hold down wood on cross cut saw and cnc machine
Jean T on Jan 29, 2019
Saw them at Axiom Facility, but they were out of stock, found them on your site. Purchased for the hold down capabilities.
Chuck B on Jan 19, 2019
Needed a quicker way to change out parts on my cnc
Rick T on Jan 4, 2019
I needed more hold down points for my cnc
Lane M on Dec 26, 2018
Have two already. Fast and easy clamping.
William C on Dec 23, 2018
My son asked for this for Christmas
Sandy Barringer R on Dec 17, 2018
Faster and more convenient that the turn knob version.
Joey L on Dec 16, 2018
Works with T-Track
John L on Dec 16, 2018
christmas present
Joyce M on Dec 12, 2018
Goes with T Track
Joseph D on Nov 27, 2018
For my new table saw crosscut sled.
Michael G on Nov 26, 2018
gift
Thomas D on Nov 6, 2018
to make a table saw sled
Zachary P on Oct 24, 2018
Replacement for broken clamp.
STANLEY H on Sep 26, 2018
Only hold down with t-track I've found
Robert B on Sep 19, 2018
These are needed for my T-Track table top
Steve M on Aug 15, 2018
To find out which ones work the best for my builds
michael l on Aug 4, 2018
Looks good, I thought I’d give it a try.
Bill C on Aug 2, 2018
I am making a miter sled
Randy L on Jun 9, 2018
Have the table
Paul F. Walker J on May 12, 2018
Mostly for clamping things on my drill press
Benjamin N on May 10, 2018
Add to a saw fence
Brent on Apr 28, 2018
To make my new T-Track Table Top work more effectively
Richard S on Apr 11, 2018
Wanted to try out to see how it work on my new T track Table i built
Randall S on Mar 22, 2018
To use with my t-track table
Joseph W on Feb 20, 2018
crosscut sled
Josh C on Feb 8, 2018
add to existing system
Kelly R on Aug 27, 2019
It is a very innovative clamp.
Monty M on Aug 23, 2019
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.
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
Is the extended reach large toggle clamp foot compatable with this?
Benjamin H on Oct 21, 2018
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.
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
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