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Rockler T-Track Flex-Hold Arm

Holds dust hoses, pneumatic blowers and shop lights in any orientation, at any point along a standard T-track.
Item #
50581
Rating:
78% of 100

At one point or another, we've all wished we had a third hand around the shop to help hold things when the two we already have are occupied. The T-Track Flex-Hold Arm from Rockler does just that, allowing you to hold and precisely position objects at any point along a length of standard T-track. Use it to attach dust collection hoses, pneumatic blowers for clearing surface dust, work lights and more. With the T-track base, you're free to secure the 18'' snake arm directly in the middle of the table, a capability you don't get with a typical clamp-style base. Use it with our T-track table (#46654), in the accessory track of our router tables, or in the accessory track of our router table fences. With flexibility and articulation like this, the applications are virtually limitless.


Features:

  • Easy-grip knob locks the arm into the T-track.
  • Integral keys in the base prevent unintentional rotation.
  • 18'' flexible gooseneck bends to any orientation, but has sufficient stiffness to resist unintentional movement.
(1) Rockler T-Track Flex-Hold Arm
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.7500
Tech Spec
  • Length: 18''
  • Compatible with any T-track that accepts 5/16'' T-bolts
  • Rubber hose strap holds any hose or object from 1'' to 2-3/4'' O.D.
3.9 / 5.0
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Super Versatile Vaccum/Light Holder
I move this all over my shop to hold dust collection hoses and work lights.
Great for dust collection and adding light to work area.
Great for dust collection and adding light to work area.
September 30, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Keeps CNC Pendant accessible but out of the way
I use it to hold the LCD pendant out of the way on my Shark HD4 CNC. Works great and keeps the pendant accessible.
September 16, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect to attach to T Tracks
Great to attach to t Tracks and put it where you need to hold the hose.
June 7, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Can't believe I got by this long without one!
Thank you Tickler,Awesome tool
May 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
T track assy
Got this to use on my T-track table to keep the vaccume hose right where I need it. Very well built as other Rockler tools I have got over the years.
May 11, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Better than anything I could come up with.
After trying several home-made solutions to the problem of eliminating dust while sanding and routing, I saw this and knew it would work perfectly, and it does. I love it.
April 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very versatile.
I use mine at my drill press, T-Track table and router table. Would be great for dust collection for people that don't have a dedicated dust control system. All you need is one of these and a shop vac.
March 3, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Flex Hold Arm
Useful to hold 4" lathe dust collector. Used 1/4" bolt to hold arm to back of dust collector vice supplied fitting. Mounted track above lathe. overall very moveable and very adjustable.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Vacuum hose support
Without a t-track to lock it down, I clamped it to my work table and it was nice to have this device keep the hose out of my way.
November 20, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Keeps cords out of my work space
I use this attached to my mobile work tables mostly. I run all the cords thru it and it does not catch the cords. It holds them up and out of the way as I use all of my corded tools.

I have also used it by attaching one of my vacuum hoses to it and down to a dust catch all. That also woks well. I think it can have many other uses if you think a bit about it in your shop!
August 12, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Need this for my Work table to handle vacuum hose for drilling
Mark G on May 17, 2019
Really handy
zbish on Jan 30, 2019
Need this for my Work table to handle vacuum hose for drilling
Mark G on May 17, 2019
Allows for better hand held operation of routers and sanders.
Edwin H on Apr 24, 2019
Really handy
zbish on Jan 30, 2019
look like it would work for me
Jeff K on Jan 27, 2019
Keep the flow going downward
Jim J on Jan 16, 2019
To use for vacuum hose.
John F on Jan 2, 2019
Recently built a t track assembly table. These will come in very handy. Check it out @boticawoodworks
Micah B on Nov 27, 2018
I can think of 5 uses for this in the shop
Michael M on Sep 2, 2018
unique tool i can use
Steven P on Jun 25, 2018
perfect for my shop when I drill or scroll saw!
Jim D on May 5, 2018
I have a need to hold my vacuum hose in place while sanding and using biscuit joinery.
Neil E on Apr 23, 2018
This looks like it would come in handy so I thought I would give it a try. I have a t track assembly table, it should work on it.
Gerald G on Apr 5, 2018
Can use on my drill press
Anthony M on Mar 30, 2018
Need something to hold vacuum hose out of the way while sanding.
William A on Feb 5, 2018
Looks easy to move from machine to machine or other place, since I have track around the vicinity of most work areas, and also appears to be very easy to position all around.
WoodRapper on Jan 21, 2018
good sale, useful item
Ed C on Jan 10, 2018
Hold dust collection hose for lathe, band saw and drill press.
El H on Jan 8, 2018
hold dust pickup hose while using sleeve sander on drill press
C H on Jan 4, 2018
To hold vacuum hose
vulcaneet on Dec 29, 2017
Fit my home built work table
JOHN O on Dec 29, 2017
I was impressed with the video and need this for better dust collection
Walter P on Dec 13, 2017
I am a US Marine starting my own Busniess and have a number of tools missing in my collection. Rockler is my go to for any tools that I can afford at the time. Next on my list is the Sure Foot Aluminum Bar Clamps...
Jason A on Nov 19, 2017
Needed for my shop so I can work with both hands will help me a lot.
Charles R on Nov 4, 2017
Looks handy to hold the top dust collection - replaces what husband "rigged".
Renee B on Oct 31, 2017
Will be tried on my panel saw kit.
don c on Jul 13, 2017
I need a 3rd hand. Figured out that it is worth to have one for $20.
Radoslaw J on Apr 25, 2017
To have less tube catching on work table
Hans A on Feb 26, 2017
Nice for holding what it is intended for, holding vacuum hose.
Martin H on Feb 24, 2017
For my drill press table.
James B on Feb 3, 2017
Hold up a hose
Ronald D on Jan 6, 2017
For use with dust collector
M Guy S on Jan 2, 2017
My wife wanted it.
Eric N on Dec 30, 2016
Hold hose on band saw
Randolph W on Nov 25, 2016
I built a stand that holds my bench top bandsaw and drill press. This arm works perfect for holding my dust collection tube.
Nathan W on Nov 5, 2016
Better placement of vacuum hose on my drill press.
Kristopher D on Oct 11, 2016
direct light on my drill press
Terence W on Sep 27, 2016
I like a tidy shop and this helps.
Dane S on Jul 1, 2016
Needed for lathe dust collection
LatheRunner on Jun 20, 2016
Use to hold dust collection hose on drill press.
Brian H on May 30, 2016
Hoping that this creates a simple dust collection solution for my Bosch Table Saw blade area.
marcus h on May 29, 2016
Excellent hands-free solution for second dust collection point at drill press table surface.
Frederick M B on Apr 15, 2016
I'm planning on using this on my drill press table and also on the router table when not using the fence. Seems like it should work great at holding a vac hose in position.
George K on Apr 6, 2016
Simply.. Looks like a good idea.. Lets see how it works in real world application..
David E on Mar 15, 2016
Attempt to control dust.
John M on Mar 6, 2016
Great tool for my dust collection.
Jim G on Feb 19, 2016
My dust collection tubing needed a firm stable. Works very well.
N K on Feb 8, 2016
To allow the vacuum hose to be mounted on my various machines
Paul on Feb 3, 2016
to eliminate shop dust when sanding
Jimbo on Feb 1, 2016
needed something to hold my table saw vacuum hose
James B on Jan 30, 2016
I will convert it to do its intended job on my table saw.
WILLIAM F. H on Jan 7, 2016
Allows for better hand held operation of routers and sanders.
Edwin H on Apr 24, 2019
look like it would work for me
Jeff K on Jan 27, 2019
I'm looking for something like this that will work in the miter slot on my Ridgid table saw. Would this work, and if not, do you know what would?
Bennett O on Dec 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I just tried it on my delta table saw which has a 3/4” wide miter slot, but it’s a T slot. So I think as long as it’s a T slot, and the T isn’t more than an inch or so wide, you’ll be fine. Alternately, what I sometimes do is use a 1 foot scrap of T track to mount it and then clamp the track to whatever.
Where do I find the dust scoop pictured with it?
Ted K on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The scoop is the Wide Nozzle Tool from Rockler Item Number 33646.
Can this be mounted to a drill press table ?
Ron M on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have T-Tracks on a drill press table and purchased the Flex-Hold Arm figuring that I could attach my 2-1/2" Diameter FlexForm™ Hose (& kit) to it to vacuum away the drill dust. I found that the flexibility of Flex-Hold Arm was not flexible enough to permit placing the clamping end close to the drill; it was pretty stiff. Consequently, I had to return the Arm.
As a work around, I used a flexible arm from a mobile phone holder that mounts to the inside windshield and a couple of 2 ft long cable ties (left over from securing my dust collection ducting) to tie down the hose to parts of my drill press. The open end of the vacuum hose comes from behind the fence, is out of the way and does just fine in removing the dust. It's not as elegant looking as using the Flex-Hold Arm, but it works and keeps my table clear of dust during drilling.
Can this unit be modified to work with a 1/4 inch T- track? I would like to mount it on a rip fence.
Ernest P on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ernest P, sounds like a good idea.
I think it would work with a 1/4" T-track with some modification. You will have to file the slides to fit your T-track about 1/16" on each side. The unit comes with a 5/16" T-bolt, you would have to get a 1/4" T-bolt.
I cut my T-track into small sections and mounted them close buy my machines and move this flex arm around my shop. Good luck.

Jim N.
Can it be adapted to use with a clamp down?
Ted K on Jun 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not without some modification In addition to the turning knob and attachment washer there is a cleat to help guide the gooseneck in a miter slot, so to use with a clamp down you would have to fashion a wooden base for the gooseneck. Actually the supplied washer is to thin to effectively in a miter slot so thanks for the idea. P.S. It does a good job with dust removal on a router table
How much weight will the flex arm support?
Paul F on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I tied a heavy 18 volt drill driver to mine in a nearly vertical position and it didn't budge. The arm is rigidly built yet is flexible. When first purchased I felt it was too rigid. Over time I have gained an appreciation for the rigidity.
Using the Flex Arm 50581 Helps with the "heavy hose" during use if you have a T-track table (?)
E M on Apr 8, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: The flex arm does work well I do have a T-track table however I have used on a standard table by removing the T-track bolt and just clamping it down.
Why don't you make the arm with a strong magnet. Then I'd buy it for my lathe?
A shopper on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have found that the magnet is quite strong and used in a T slot, positioning it and locking it down, holds it strongly in place. I use mine on my compound miter saw that is mounted to a moveable base a little modification to be base ( slightly larger screw hole) allowed me to do this. I really like the rigidity of the arm. Give it some consideration how you might adapt. I think you will find it worth it.
Does this work on the Axiom Router Table?
Craig on Jan 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not know about the Axiom Router Table however if it has T tracks it should
can this be adapted for use in 1/4 t slot?
george j on Mar 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would think not! the basic part that goes into the slot is 5/16. the unit is relatively heavy and stability my be a problem.
Can this be modified to work with 3/4" T track by replacing the T bolt with a 3/4" sized T-bolt (and knob if the old one won't work)?
Christopher D on Oct 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Possibly. But, you don’t want it. The goose neck is so rigid to be almost impossible to adjust.
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