The MAKO Enclosed Track is the most versatile and easy to install enclosed track for both professional and casual speargun builders.
It was designed by Jeff DeRocher (AKA Tin Man), inventor of the MAKO AR15 speargun handle.
Here are a few of the features of the MAKO enclosed track, important to speargun builders:
- One track fits both 7.0mm (9⁄32”) and 7.5mm (19⁄64") spears.
- The T shape design eliminates tricky dove tails.
- No more pouring and cracked epoxy.
- Jeff designed this Enclosed Track with an inverted T profile which uses 2 standard router bits for easy installation.
- Made of machinable HDPE so it can be planed down if you want to open the muzzle area.
- The track simply slides in and is held in place by a recessed screw.
- The wood is free to expand and contract while the track “floats” in the groove and is virtually impossible to damage.
- And, in the highly unlikely event it does become damaged, such as during an un intended bomb drop from an F-18, it can be replaced in about 30 seconds.
Here are a few of the features of the MAKO enclosed track, important to spearos:
- Increased accuracy.
- Reduces spear whip while increasing range.
- Faster reloading. Simply drop the spear in and let it fall into the mech.
- Perfect for line shafting and free shafting.
- Made of durable HDPE.
- 55 inches long (cut to length).
- Requires 1⁄2” diameter straight and a 1⁄8” x 5⁄8” diameter T Slot router bit.
- Accepts 7.0mm (9⁄32”) and 7.5mm (19⁄64”) spears.
Straight & T-Slot Router bits
Testimonial from Custom Speargun Builder “Wood Guy”
Two cuts on a router and it’s done! I think the biggest advantage in installing one of these is how forgiving and simple they are to install. The cuts are vertical and horizontal so the track doesn’t move up and down like it does in a dovetailed track.
Using the 1⁄2” router bit is the same first step as installing a poured epoxy track, but the next step, cutting the little slots with the “T” cutter, is so simple by comparison to pouring the epoxy.
Since the spear track is already in the plastic track there is no need to have that special high priced bit to cut the shaft track.
Anyone who likes enclosed tracks and wants to build his own speargun will prefer this over epoxy because it’s so much simpler and cheaper. And it can all be done on the tools most builders already have available.
Two cuts on a router and it’s done!
- "Wood Guy"