While building my cnc mill, domo, I found myself annoyed at the crazy go nuts shipping cost of 8020s fasteners.  Seven dollars is a bit absurd for a part that weights virtually nothing.  Being miserly and impatient I found a few other simple ways to join gussets to 8020 rails.

Step 1: 1/4 20 - Socket Cap Bolt and Diy Plate

There's not much to say about this little diy plate except that you can make it in minutes.


Hot Rolled 1/2 steel - You can can get this at any bigbox or order it here (.59c for 12")
Socket cap bolts - the ones shown here are from 8020 as they were left over, however you can use any 1/4-20 socket cap screws with a washer if required.  These are 1/2", yet 5/8" lengths should work.

You only need to drill and tap two holes on 1.5" on center or what ever distance fits your application.
<p>I bought 2x 20foot lengths of 80/20 and after seeing the prices of the hardware I wrote it off as a loss. Thanks for the info, I put the lengths in the basement and forgot about them. Now in the future they will be used....thanks again.</p>
<p>I'm starting my first 8020 project (simple tablesaw fence) and the tips are much appreciated. </p>

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