your not supposed to drill all the way trough the track Bruce, so yer not supposed to have that problem
This is IF you drill. Using pins...or even better: armorfarm.com/shop/track-wire/ Track Wire like I did in the picture above, there is no drilling require. Stronger than the kit supplied wire and cheap! One package, depending on the tracks can do 2 to 3 sets of Fruils.
Rear plate just give stability and aid to keep things straight while pusing the pin through. Just a suggested option is all this was. I will try this with Magic Tracks though next...a little tape so I don't screw up the finish and go to town. Without a straight edge on MT's they turn into bannana tracks after a couple inches!!
Spud - I hear ya but case in point...hat pins work great and ther should be no drilling involde...pop it up against the fence and go. Nothing poking into the fingers when you get to thinned out link...save money where you can...I don't pump out Fruils to often..most applications the MT's work great...DS work well too...just need to be able to manipulate them the right way.
Thanks Smudge! Many great kits do come with the small sheet of brass...TBH, one of the smaller units would be more than acceptable I think. KV, PZ.IV and others with items like full length fenders might need the longer edge. The big ones have all the extra cutouts which I like as the bend ship railing perfectly for curved decks.
Great review which has definitely made my mind up for me,
I've hummed and ha'd over these for some while now and you've convinced me ... I ought to have one and one that's well made too boot. There are, obviously, cheaper variations on a theme out there but you can't beat quality and quality has its price.
Thanks for your extremely informative and well written review. It's helped me enormously.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2013 13:22:32 GMT -5 by arrowwolf