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Offline 223nbecker45

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Mft3 and router table
« on: July 11, 2014, 05:48 PM »
My neighbor has the mft3 and cms-ge and wants to know if the can attach to each other? The catalog says they are the same height.

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Re: Mft3 and router table
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 09:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum. No, they cannot be joined. The profiles do not align properly.

Offline neeleman

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Re: Mft3 and router table
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 04:46 AM »
You can only attach the MFT/3-VL to the MFT/3 and use it as a router table because it has the same profile and only has two legs so that it doesn't interfere with the MFT/3 legs.
But I think it's sold in the USA together only with the router set CMS-OF as CMS VL Basic or Set.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Mft3 and router table
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 09:16 AM »
If it's that much of an issue, your neighbor could make a pair of custom clamping brackets to join the CMS-GE to the MFT/3.  Pretty straightforward project. 

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Offline 223nbecker45

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Re: Mft3 and router table
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 12:18 PM »
Thank you for your answers.  Great people and great tools, I'm going to like it here.

Offline richk

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Re: Mft3 and router table
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 01:32 PM »
I've thought about using the precision plate for Incra positioner http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/it's-finally-here-the-precision-plate-for-incra-positioners!!/msg310719/#msg310719   on the MFT/3 and linking the mft to the router table using some variation of 8020 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/more-fun-with-8020/msg284260/#msg284260) or some custom woodwork as suggested above.

I'm sure others have been down this road. If so, please let us know how it works...

RichK