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Veritas Worksurface

Veritas Worksurface and Accessories

In most shops the workbench ist the primary workstation. A good workbench design will accomodate the user's preferred methods of work while incorporating the flexibility to handle a variety of workholding tasks. Of course, when used for workholding, part of the bench is "consumed" by that operation, reducing the capacity of the workstation for other tasks. The Worksurface has been designed as a useful complement to any style of workstation. Not only does it add much needed workholding capacity to a shop, it can have a tremendous impact on your workflow as well. High quality ply components produced on a CNC router ensure the precision of the 19 mm (3/4 inch) diameter hole grid.

The Worksurface is compatible with a wide range of T-slot track and 19 mm (3/4 inch) dog-hole mount accessories.

If you want to make your own custom worksurface, it can be easily constructed using two layers of 19 mm (3/4 inch) thick stock and the Veritas quad T-slot tracks. Corner caps and rubber feet are available in sets of four to complete it.


Worksurface

Providing many of the hold-down capabilities of a traditional workbench, these portable work surfaces have an array of 19 mm (3/4 inch) diameter dog holes plus a perimeter of 1/4-20 quad T-slot tracks for securing clamps and jigs. The 38 mm (1-1/2 inch) thick platform is made from tough, stable Baltic birch plywood.

Four 25.4 mm (1 inch) tall rubber feet provide about 63 mm (2-1/2 inch) of clearance – enough for dog-hole accessories with posts under 60 mm (2-3/8 inch) long (such as the Veritas Bench Pups or bench blade). The rubber feet also help prevent the platform from shifting in use.

Plastic corner caps prevent the corners of the T-slot tracks from snagging clothes or scratching work; keyholes in the caps let you slot T-bolts into all the tracks without removing them. A pair of 89 mm (3-1/2 inch) tall risers is available separately; running the full length of the surface, they elevate the platform so dog-hole accessories with posts up to 123 mm (4-7/8 inch) long can be used. Made in Canada

Small Worksurface Size 305 x 394 mm(12 x 15-1/2 inch)
Weight 3.3 kg
Risers and clamps NOT included
Code 325614CartPrice € 89.00

Pair Risers for Small Worksurface Weight 1.6 kg
Code 325615CartPrice € 29.00
Medium Worksurface 394 x 571 mm(15-1/2 x 22-1/2 inch)
Weight 6 kg
Risers and clamps NOT included
Code 325616CartPrice € 99.00

Pair Risers for Medium Worksurface Weight 2.5 kg
Currently not in stock!
Code 325617Cart
Price € 39.00
Large Worksurface 483 x 749 mm(19 x 29-1/2 inch)
Weight 9 kg
Risers and clamps NOT included
Code 325618CartPrice € 129.00

Pair Risers for Large Worksurface Weight 3.2 kg
Code 325619CartPrice € 49.00

Veritas T-Slot Track Hold-Down

This versatile hold-down allows clamping from any point on a T-slot track. It consists of an aluminum arm and a steel T-bolt; tightening the knob on the screw applies leverage to the arm, simultaneously supplying clamping force and holding the bolt in place on the track.

Hold-down capacity is 25 mm (1 inch) when using the long arm and 50 mm (2 inch) with the short arm; the asymmetrical shape of the clamp head provides throat capacities of 66 mm (2-5/8 inch) and 28 mm (1-1/8 inch).

Code 325630CartPrice € 14.90
Veritas T-Slot Track Clamp

This clamp slides in a T-slot track, offering a convenient means to clamp workpieces to a track or attach a track to a bench top, such as when using the Veritas quad T-slot track as a fence. The jaw has a 50 mm (2 inch) capacity. Made from aluminum with a steel screw.

Code 325631CartPrice € 21.90
Veritas Low-Profile Work Stop

With a projection of only 6.35 mm (1/4 inch), this low-profile stop allows thin materials to be worked without obstruction. The brass head pivots to accommodate round or irregularly shaped workpieces; its two flat faces are canted inward by 2° to help hold wood securely.

Used in a 1/4-20 T-slot track, it can be secured at any point of the track. 30 mm (1-3/16 inch) in diameter overall.

Code 325632CartPrice € 8.90
Veritas T-Slot Track Bench Blade

This new version of the Veritas bench blade can be positioned anywhere along the length of a T-slot track. The T-bolt is secured with a hex-key, locking both the clamp and the orientation of the jaw in the desired position. The bench blade projects just 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) above a work surface to permit maximum access to a workpiece.

Used much like a toggle clamp, it has a thumb-operated eccentric cam lever to control the sliding jaw, so you can quickly secure or release work. With a 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) range of travel, the jaw has limited throw, but applies up to 136 kg (300 lb) of clamping force.

Flats on the cam provide secure stops at 3.2 mm (1/8 inch) and 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) of travel. The 38 x 6.35 mm (1-1/2 x 1/4 inch) jaw face has a 5° inward cant to help hold wood securely. The cam and jaw are cast steel, heat-treated for surface hardness, and the T-bolt is machined steel.

Code 325633CartPrice € 24.90
Veritas T-Track Elbow Bracket

With a pair of these aluminum brackets, you can connect the Veritas quad t-slot track to a flush-mounted T-slot track, creating a convenient and easily removable fence. They can be also used anywhere else you need to attach T-tracks perpendicular to each other. A star-shaped knob connected to a T-bolt permits rapid repositioning on one track, while a pair of T-nuts and screws firmly fix the bracket to the other track. Measuring 76 mm (3 inch) long, 54 mm (2-1/8 inch) wide and 28.5 mm (1-1/8 inch) tall, the bracket is sized to hold an upright quad track nearly flush with the work surface.

Code 325634CartPrice € 14.90
Veritas Flip Stops

These fence stops secure at any point on a T-slot track and flip up out of the way when you don’t need them. The stops can be set up to hang flush with the side of the track, or with a 19 mm (3/4 inch) offset when used with the Veritas tape track or a sacrificial wooden fence.

The regular stop has a 38 mm (1-1/2 inch) long arm, sized to the height of the Veritas quad track. The large stop has a 73 mm (2-7/8 inch) long arm suitable for larger user-made fences; a micro-adjust screw at the tip of the arm lets you fine-tune stock positioning. The stops are anodized aluminum with stainless-steel fittings.

Veritas Flip Stop Regular Instruction (PDF)
Code 325635CartPrice € 28.90

Veritas Flip Stop Large Instruction (PDF)
Code 325636CartPrice € 39.90
Veritas Pivoting Fence for T-Slot Tracks

This is a convenient work stop for holding round or irregular shapes. The pivoting aluminum fence (50.8 mm wide, 17.5 mm tall) has a pair of holes to let you attach a wooden extension or custom-shaped face for specialized work.
Used in a 1/4-20 T-slot track, it can be secured at any point on the track by twisting the knurled post.

Code 325637CartPrice € 15.90
Veritas Surface Dogs, 19 mm (3/4 inch) Post

Machined from aluminum, this dog has a flat face for work registration and a rim that supports and stabilizes it on the bench surface. The post fits tightly in a 19 mm (3/4 inch) dog hole, resisting movement from horizontal forces.

When used with a Veritas Worksurface, surface dogs let you take advantage of the precise grid layouts for fast and repeatable work positioning, and are useful for accurately aligning work in relation to the T-tracks at 90° or 45° angles. Face is 20.6 x 12.7 mm (13/16 x 1/2 inch) tall.

Supplied as a pair of dogs.

Code 325639CartPrice € 16.90
Veritas Hardware for Custom Worksurface

If you want to make your own custom worksurface, it can be easily constructed using two layers of 19 mm (3/4 inch) thick stock and the Veritas quad T-slot tracks. Corner caps and rubber feet are available in sets of four to complete it.

Veritas Quad T-Slot Track

This is a versatile rail for creating jigs and fixtures. Each of its four faces has a T-slot track that accepts 1/4-20 T-nuts and T-bolts (1/4 inch = 6.35 mm UNC thread). This not only lets you reliably mount the rail to a jig and easily adjust or remove it, but also provides multiple attachment surfaces for a guide or work stop.

The rigid rail is rectangular in shape 38.1 wide by 17.5 mm thick (1-1/2 x 11/16 inch) so it can be mounted flat or on edge. The center of the track on the wide side has a V-groove for ease of drilling if you choose to mount it with screws.

Made in Canada from anodized aluminum, it is available in three lengths.

Quad T-Slot Track 609.6 x 38.1 x 17.5 mm (2 ft x 1-1/2 in. x 11/16 in.)
Code 325600CartPrice € 15.90

Quad T-Slot Track 914.4 x 38.1 x 17.5 mm (3 ft x 1-1/2 in. x 11/16 in.)
Code 325601CartPrice € 21.90

Quad T-Slot Track 1219.2 x 38.1 x 17.5 mm (4 ft x 1-1/2 in. x 11/16 in.)
Code 325602CartPrice € 27.90

Set of 4 Plastic Corners
Veritas Set of 4 Plastic Corners Plastic corner caps prevent the corners of the T-slot tracks from snagging clothes or scratching work; keyholes in the caps let you slot T-bolts into all the tracks without removing them.
Code 325640CartPrice € 6.90
Set of 4 Rubber Feet
Veritas Set of 4 Rubber Feet The rubber feet also help prevent the platform from shifting in use.
Code 325641CartPrice € 7.90
Veritas Edge T-Slot Track

Designed for easy attachment whether added to a work surface or built into a jig, this track provides three T-slots for mounting clamps, work stops or other jig parts with 1/4-20 T-bolts or T-nuts (1/4 inch = 6.35 mm UNC thread). The 19 mm (3/4 inch) wide lip on one side lets you attach it with screws and has a V-groove for ease of drilling. In cross section, the track measures 47.6 mm wide and 17.5 mm thick overall (1-7/8 x 11/16 inch) .

Made in Canada from anodized aluminum, it is available in three lengths.

Edge T-Slot Track 609.6 x 47.6 x 17.5 mm (2 ft x 1-7/8 in. x 11/16 in.)
Code 325605CartPrice € 16.90

Edge T-Slot Track 914.4 x 47.6 x 17.5 mm (3 ft x 1-7/8 in. x 11/16 in.)
Code 325606CartPrice € 22.90

Edge T-Slot Track 1219.2 x 47.6 x 17.5 mm (4 ft x 1-7/8 in. x 11/16 in.)
Code 325607CartPrice € 29.90
Veritas Tape T-Slot Track

Intended for user-made fences, this aluminum extrusion combines a T-slot track with a recess for an adhesive measuring tape up to 13 mm wide. It attaches to the fence using either T-bolts – using the T-slot track underneath the tape recess – or screws.

The T-slots accept any 1/4-20 T-nuts and T-bolts (1/4 inch = 6.35 mm UNC thread). The Veritas flip stops, designed for this track, extend over the measuring tape to allow direct reading.

Tape T-Slot Track 609.6 x 37.2 x 9.5 mm (2 ft x 1-1/2 in. x 3/8 in.)
Code 325610CartPrice € 16.90

Tape T-Slot Track 914.4 x 37.2 x 9.5 mm (3 ft x 1-1/2 in. x 3/8 in.)
Code 325611CartPrice € 22.90

Tape T-Slot Track 1219.2 x 37.2 x 9.5 mm (4 ft x 1-1/2 in. x 3/8 in.)
Code 325612CartPrice € 29.90

Compatibility

As the Veritas T-slot tracks accept any 1/4-20 T-nuts and T-bolts (1/4 inch = 6.35 mm UNC thread) they are compatible with many accessories of other makers, for example:

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