Hi All! I’m looking to install aluminum t tracks. I was planning to replace the stock wasteboard with a full sheet of MDF with slots for the t tracks to fit into and then screw to the MDF. However, most installations I’ve seen are done on top of the stock wasteboard and with MDF fillers, rather than a full sheet. Few questions:
Has anyone tried replacing the stock wasteboard with a full sheet of MDF with aluminum t tracks slotted in? Any pros and cons?
Is it really worth installing an additional base with t tracks on top of the stock wasteboard and losing about 3/4” of Z height?
Are MDF fillers really a better option than a full sheet of MDF for the tracks to slot into?
I’ve seen t tracks most often set below the top of the MDF. Is this to reduce the chance of the cutters hitting the track?
Thanks in advance for helping a Shapeoko newbie :).