The future of fixturing is here.
WoodAnchor™ fixturing slots are the superior alternative to aluminum T-track
Mill amazingly strong fixturing slots directly into wood-based materials
► Rock-solid clamping, with much greater load capacity than a typical T-track installation.
► Faster than installing T-track. Eliminates cutting, screwing, and/or gluing aluminum extrusions.
► Unlimited fixturing-slot intersections, with no extra hardware or assembly time.
► Eliminates the cost of T-track. The WoodAnchor system can easily pay for itself on just one large fixture.
► Ideal for spoilboards, auxiliary fences, and other sacrificial components.
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I backed the original Kickstarter and recently ran out of hardware. I got a second router bit just to have one permanently with the router lift and another one in my systainer with the OF1400. I use the ToolQuest system for everything I would have used aluminum T-track before and more.I can highly recommend this system.
I rarely write reviews, but I feel I need to help spread the word. I'm not sure where I first saw the Woodanchor system. Wherever it was I knew it was a well-executed system that I needed to incorporate. I'm glad I did. Prior to using the system, I had designed a table to use with my CNC machine that used aluminum T-slot channels that I tried to epoxy to a sheet of MDF. I was never happy with that system for a variety of reasons.
It's been a week since I remade my tables incorporating the Woodanchor system and it's truly a game-changer. In a nutshell, EVERYTHING simply WORKS.
Thanks for providing a tool that is truly going to increase my productivity.
Just starting to utilize this product and I can already see the benefits. I have other projects that im looking forward to using this on. I'm liking the system so far no complaints. Toolquest's customer service is the best I have ever dealt with.
Been looking to break free from the limitations of T track. This new system looks to be the answer. The nuts are a little spendy but saves the cost of an aluminum track. No limits on the length of track and excellent holding power. Bit cuts like a dream. Highly recommended.
High quality product throughout, from the sliding nut itself, to the hardware and even the router bit. So far I have utilized the WoodAnchor for hold-down jigs and convenience fixtures in my shop. Looking forward to crafting some jigs for my band saw, fences for for my router table and table saw. This is a great product that helps inspire creativity!
These are just amazing. They make it easy and quick to create unlimited jigs and fixtures in wood. Wouldn't want to work without them!
Great bit. It is a Whiteside which says it all. Very sharp, well balanced and designed to cut a WoodAnchor slot in a single pass. I put it to the test with my CNC router water cooled spindle, Milwaukee table router and Bosch hand held router. In each case I got a nice smooth cut in a single pass with router motors ranging from 2.25 to 3.5 horsepower. I found it to work equally well in MDF, Baltic Birch plywood or fine hardwoods to include oak, maple and beech. I have probably cut over 100 feet of track and the bit still preforms as it did when it was new.
Take a look to see what users are saying about the WoodAnchor system.
“There’s really nothing that I don't like about the WoodAnchor system."
"It eliminates the cost of T-track, so I can make more different specialized fixtures. It’s easier than installing T-track, and it’s more rigid. And with no metal in the slots, there’s no worries about hitting them with cutters.”
“What I like best about the WoodAnchor system is its versatility. Once you have the kit, all you need is a few pieces of scrap wood and the possibilities are endless. As a woodworker who enjoys making my own custom jigs, the WoodAnchor system is an outstanding addition to my shop."
"I am dipping my toe into musical instrument building, and I see the system as an ideal tool to create instrument-specific clamping jigs. These will hold delicate curved guitar bodies in place for routing binding channels, glue-ups, etc. For building shop fixtures, there is not a more versatile product out there."
"All the benefits of T-track channel and none of the limitations. Any jig you see that uses T-track can be adapted for use with the WoodAnchor system. It’s a great, high quality product and is one of those tools you get and say, 'how did I ever live without this thing?'”
"I find the new WoodAnchor products innovative and versatile, inspiring me to find new ways to improve my woodworking techniques. They have great surface clamping capabilities, and are useful in making a variety of woodworking jigs. But they are truly revolutionary in creating extensive and versatile fixture table implementations.”
“On my first project, I cut a matrix of WoodAnchor slots to make a drill press table with an endless number of work positioning and holding options. Basically anything that can be mounted to a ¼-20 threaded hole can be used with a WoodAnchor sliding nut. And you can be assured that the mating slots will solidly hold whatever your creation demands.”
“Sure, I could have used conventional T-tracks on that project, but it would have cost me more time, effort, and money. Another benefit is not having to worry about running into an aluminum T-track with one of my expensive bits. It's also nice to stay in the woodworking domain, and not have to break out the hacksaw to cut aluminum tracks to size. Once you have the WoodAnchor slotting bit for your handheld or table router, and some sliding nut hardware, you are all set to make jigs and fixtures on demand, without making a trip to the store or waiting for an online order."
“I wholeheartedly recommend the WoodAnchor system to all woodworkers interested in simplifying their life and advancing their craft."
“The WoodAnchor system has been a very pleasant surprise and a great addition to my woodworking arsenal."
"What I like most about it is that I can immediately make special jigs, even one-offs. Routing the fixturing slots is quicker and easier than installing T-track by far. It makes my routing system much more flexible, as it lets me create custom and special fences and holding/guiding fixtures. The clamping is rock solid, and it adjusts more smoothly than T-track."
"Based on the price of T-track, I made more than $600-worth of fixturing slots in the first couple of months I had the WoodAnchor system!”
“I would highly recommend this system to anyone who is doing woodworking. Simple or complex, novice or pro. A little ingenuity will yield you superior clamping and holding fixtures, fences, and even holding systems for permanent project builds, with little or no extra cost to you after your initial purchase.”
Design and build worktops with as many fixturing slots and intersections as you need. No expensive T-track required.
Use WoodAnchor fixturing slots even on sacrificial worktops. Cutting across the slots won’t harm your tools, and shallow cuts won’t significantly reduce workholding strength.
Incorporate sliding components into your fixtures. To create linear slides, simply add spacer washers atop WoodAnchor sliding nuts.
Use WoodAnchor fixturing slots and sliding nuts for structural applications, such as adjustable-height infeed/outfeed supports.
Build shop-made versions of expensive commercial jigs and fixtures, at a small fraction of the cost.
The cost of aluminum T-track can add up quickly, and a WoodAnchor sliding nut costs less than a single foot of typical T-track. Once you’ve purchased a WoodAnchor router bit, fixturing slots are virtually free.
Eliminate expensive T-track intersection kits, for major savings on any worktop or machine table with slot intersections.
Make your own workshop ceiling track. Use it with adjustable or sliding mounts for work lights, cord and hose management, dust curtains, or even camera equipment.
Make fixturing slots on demand. No need to run to a local woodworking store for T-track (if you’re fortunate enough to have one nearby), or wait for an order to be delivered.
Use WoodAnchor fixturing slots instead of stopped slots and through-bolts. They’re faster and easier to make, and stronger as well.
Streamline repetitive hold-down clamping operations by locking down the threaded post—simply place a washer beneath the jam nut.
Enjoy fumble-free fixture setup, courtesy of the contoured sliding nuts. Inserting a sliding nut into a fixturing slot is even easier when its optional alignment pin is installed.
Make simple sliding sacrificial fences for your saws, to improve your cut accuracy and quality. This can save considerable time on workpiece setup, cleanup, and rework.
Mill fixturing slots to shape with a WoodAnchor fixturing-slot router bit. You’ll need a full-size router with a 1/2” collet for this operation. We recommend milling a rectangular-profile starter slot, especially in hardwoods and hardwood plywood. This will reduce the cutting load on your router when milling the slot to final shape.
Check out the Support/Downloads section of this website. There you can download system instructions, and also an application note on the strength of WoodAnchor fixturing slots. In the Products section, you can find detailed information about each system component. And if you’d like more information about the WoodAnchor application examples, you’ll find that in the Applications section.