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Offline shough170

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Mft3 factory stops for track
« on: November 05, 2018, 05:19 AM »
Like a dummy, I move the factory stops on my rails for the track stops and now I can't square up my table. What is the factory measurement for the stops from the end of the rail? Help please.

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Mft3 factory stops for track
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 07:10 AM »
I am not aware of a specified measurement.  You just need to get it close.  Then you adjust the protractor head and rear fence to be perpendicular to the rail.

Here is a video: 

There are many ways to set up an MFT.

Peter

Offline ElectricFeet

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Re: Mft3 factory stops for track
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 08:16 AM »
If you look carefully, you can probably see where they were. I did the same and then noticed that there was a bit of an oily/dark mark/scratch on the aluminium where the factory had screwed it in previously.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Mft3 factory stops for track
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 09:37 AM »
If you measure from the end of the extrusion to the closest end of the feather keys, it's 223mm on the front and 189mm on the rear.  If you measure from the end of the extrusion to the distant end of the feather keys (more accurate), it's 258mm on the front and 225mm on the rear.  The length of the feather keys is far less than precise, so it's best to measure from the end of the extrusion to the distant end of the feather keys where they meet with the front and rear brackets.  Be prepared to adopt a system of squaring the fence to the rail.  There are many methods to choose from. 
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Offline shough170

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Re: Mft3 factory stops for track
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 10:21 AM »
Thank You all!!!
I finally got it square, now that I have it I'm not moving it.

Thanks again