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Starter Kit for Rockler Ceiling Track System

Hang cords, hoses, tools, lighting or cabinet doors for spraying—kit includes everything you need to start using the system!
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This kit is a convenient way to start enjoying the benefits of the Rockler Ceiling Track System. The hooks keep your cords and hoses off the ground, but roll freely along the track so you can sand, saw and rout without fighting with them. They can also be used to hang doors for finishing or to hang tools and utility lights. The kit includes all of the key components, providing a base from which you can easily expand. This consists of a 4' ceiling track that accepts two rolling trolleys—one that rolls but can be locked in place, and one that rolls freely. Each trolley accepts either of the two included hooks: a Ring Hook and a 2-1/2'' J-Hook. Two end stops are included for the ends of the track. At 4' long, the track is enough to span most workbenches, and maybe that is all you need. But if you want to expand the system, you'll quickly discover which elements are most useful to you.


  • Lifts cords and hoses off the floor, minimizing wear and tear
  • Keeps dust hoses from dragging over the edge of your workpiece as you sand, saw and rout
  • Reduces tangling of cords and hoses and reduces the risk of tripping
  • Ring Hook accepts most extension cords and standard quick-release air fittings
  • 2-1/2'' J-Hook accepts a variety of hoses, including 2-1/2'' dust hose
(1) 4' Track Section
(1) Locking Trolley
(1) Non-Locking Trolley
(1) 2-1/2'' J-Hook
(1) Ring Hook
(2) Track Stops
(1) Set of mounting hardware
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 7.0500
Tech Spec
  • Weight Capacity (total for track): 60 pounds
  • Weight Capacity (per hook/trolley assembly): 20 pounds
  • Ring Hook Inside Diameter: 1-1/2''
  • J-Hook Inside Diameter: 2-1/2''
  • Track Material: PVC
4.4 / 5.0
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Hang it from the Ceiling
I received and set up this kit in a matter of minutes and have used it to complete a footstool for a chair I had previoulsy made witout this handy kit. Instad of dragging sander cords and hoses all over my project they were all above the worksite making it so simple and efficient. I knew I had needed this shop aid and so glad I finally got it.
December 20, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
My Rockler Ceiling Track Starter Kit
The Kit was exactly what I was needing for installing a hanging lamp in our Sun Room.
October 2, 2019
7 months ago
Install instructions fix
So I installed the ceiling track system above my workbench and at 90 degrees to the joists, using a 2x4 runner, per the instructions. The instructions said to use 3 inch lag screws to connect the track to the 2x4 but i used 1 1/2 inch lag screws so they wouldn't stick out the other side. It seems to work fine.
September 28, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very heavy duty, and great quality product!
September 22, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A new addition to my Dust collection system
I like it, works great.
Works Great, this is above my cut off table
Extended for use of other tools, IE: planer, jointer, bandsaw, etc
Re-tracked for storage.
September 3, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product!
I use it for power cords. It works very well to keep them out of the way of my tools.
August 25, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great. Easy to mount and use.
August 3, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Be sure to get Extentions
With one person; a little difficult to install. Two people make this a quick job.

If you don't have low ceilings, then I would recommend getting the extension rods so as to make it easier to use the system.
May 28, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Ceiling attachment for dust collection shstem
Since I installed the dust collection I have tripped over the hose more times than I want to think about. I cutoff app. 1 ft off the end and positioned it on the ceiling between the lift-rack and the air filter. Then the rest of it was installed on the other end of the
lift -rack. So now it is off the floor and I will not be falling due to the hose.

December 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Heavy PVC Track, good bearings and solid hardware. Needs lube.
I installed almost 24' of this track across my ceiling. The installation was simple, I started by finding joists and marking hole locations, going one 4' section at a time. Marking the holes, measuring and drilling worked best for me.
The instructions state to mount this to a 2x4 or some wood and not directly to the ceiling. I did not heed this instruction. Each piece has three lags into joists on 16" centers. This should be fine and I'll update the post if not.
As I mention, the hardware is solid. No problem there. The "stoppable" roller is fine, sortof double threaded with the plastic nut easily tightenable. I bought the kit to fit 2.5" hose.
My one complaint, perpendicular pressure on the roller assemblies puts just enough pressure on the inside of the track where it contacts the metal post to put on the brakes. In order to get mine to slide smoothly, I must pull parallel to the track. I think this would be easily solved by liberal application of lube (doesn't that solve most problems). I'll report back if this is not the case.
If you're like me and use a combination of 2.5 shopvac dust collection, and a collection unit with 4" pipes, this is a great solution to get your 2.5" hoses off the ground.

Pictured using the expandable Rockler hoses, 3d printed connectors, and 3d printed wall mount of my design.
Retracted hose.  3d printed bracket for 90 degree from vac on floor.
Extended hose.   Again, to pull it this far, I need to pull parallel to the track.
November 7, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Have been looking for a way to hang a tarp to catch turning debris in a smaller area of the shop.
Dennis R on Mar 29, 2020
gift want
Darlene I on Dec 13, 2019
Have been looking for a way to hang a tarp to catch turning debris in a smaller area of the shop.
Dennis R on Mar 29, 2020
Cords and hoses were snagging on project edges.
James A. K on Dec 17, 2019
gift want
Darlene I on Dec 13, 2019
I was searching for a good way to mount a light directly over our game table. This looked like a good way to accomplish the task. Plus it looks good too!
Jerry D on Aug 21, 2019
Purchased this without other items for the Rockler Ceiling Track System which I have been wanting to incorporate into my newly remodeled shop.
Jeff on Aug 14, 2019
Looking for a better way to hang my vacuum hose for my CNC
Norm on Jul 2, 2019
Plan on using this along my 'sanding wall' where my orbital sander, 4" x 36" belt sander, and 1" belt sander reside. Will keep my vacuum hose up and out of the way.
Ken Z on Jun 1, 2019
Had already ordered two track systems and needed some more ,nice addition to the shop
Angela O on May 4, 2019
Looks like a great system for reducing tangled hoses and cords. <br />Improve safety by eliminating trip hazards.
Kenny W on Mar 20, 2019
I do not like my 40 ft extension cord laying on the floot
Kenneth P on Jan 9, 2019
first I seen them
I have not seen anything like this before
I work on my lathe using oxygen and hope it will keep the hose off the floor
W L on Jan 6, 2019
Believe this will be useful.
John H on Dec 31, 2018
Need it
James B on Dec 20, 2018
Husband asked for it.
Anne S on Dec 15, 2018
To use s 4 inch hose as a vacuum
Roger C on Nov 26, 2018
my husband has a wood shop and liked the idea of having the over head option.
Kathryn O on Nov 20, 2018
Outlets and intakes (of electrical cords and vacuum hoses) keep getting pulled across works in progress or they catch on workbench legs. it is time to make an upgrade to the shop! <br />The ceiling tracks seem to be the correct action to cure these problems.
Gary O on Nov 16, 2018
Karen R on Nov 12, 2018
It looks very handy and I thought we would try it out before we got more
Angela O on Oct 20, 2018
The need for more space/clutter reduction.
Rod B on Oct 16, 2018
New shop
Carlos S on Oct 2, 2018
trial purchase - time will tell
Peter L on Sep 30, 2018
For working in my new hobby shop. Installed a barn door and thought it would be great in a small shop to have a track system. Great call on a usefully item.
Lester McCullough A on Aug 25, 2018
air tool/sanding
Phillip M on Aug 15, 2018
make sanding easier
warren f on Aug 14, 2018
Cords and hoses were snagging on project edges.
James A. K on Dec 17, 2019
I was searching for a good way to mount a light directly over our game table. This looked like a good way to accomplish the task. Plus it looks good too!
Jerry D on Aug 21, 2019
Is there a method to hang peg board from the trolleys?
Jay L on Jul 6, 2018
Is there an Aluminum track that will work with the Trolleys and hooks?
John B on Aug 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not at this time.
Can you connect several tracks together?
Jim S on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: you can add as many as you like, I used 2 works fine
What is the max weight the track will hold? I want to hang a pneumatic flattener.
Eric j on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The maximum weight capacity for the track is 60 pounds
Can the tracks be cut to a specific size if needed?
Richard P on Nov 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be cut to a specific length
I would like to hang a Jet Airfiltration Unit (probably AFS1000b) from tracks installed side by side so I can reposition the unit where I need it most. Can these tracks handle the weight?
Skip K on Mar 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The weight capacity PER TRACK is 60 lbs.. I don’t know how much the Jet filtration unit weighs, but if your using 2 of the tracks, you’d be within Rocklers specs at 120 lbs.
Where can I get heavy clear tarps as shown??
William W on Jan 16, 2019
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