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Offline ear3

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Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:56 AM »
Although I've had the capability for a few years, yesterday was actually the first time I hooked up the ug extension to the mft, to take advantage of the additional support and especially stops for batch cutting.

I found however that the oem m6 knobs on the extension bracket are too big, and will hit up against the aluminum profile on the side of the mft. Fortunately I had some smaller M6 knobs lying around that were just small enough to clear the profile.

Am I missing something? I don't recall hearing about this problem attaching the extension to the mft.

The pictures show the brackets secured with the smaller M6 knob, which just brushes the aluminum profile when turned, and then a side by side shot of the two knobs, in which you can see the significant difference in size.
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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 02:02 PM »
I too have had the capability to do so and haven’t. I’m curious as to replies from others. I have to believe there is a simple resolution to this. FT’s R&D department couldn’t have missed this contradiction.

Good work troubleshooting the problem. Like you, I keep odds and ends laying around, unfortunately I can’t always find them when I need them.

I’m going to stay tuned to this thread.

Thanks for posting @ear3
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Offline epicxt

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 04:11 PM »
I've had the same issue with the same solution. The wings are super-useful with the mft.


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Offline JSlovic

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 08:07 PM »
Thanks for sorting this out-
I'm assuming that I could attach the extensions to my CMS as well- everything seems to be the same height.
Just wondering if anyone has done this?
 

Offline Gregor

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 06:51 AM »
Thanks for sorting this out-
I'm assuming that I could attach the extensions to my CMS as well- everything seems to be the same height.
Just wondering if anyone has done this?
I did that a while ago when I needed a long support, works.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 09:08 AM »

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 05:17 PM »
See reply number 4;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/combining-mft3-cms-kapex-wstand-into-1-workstation-ideas/msg283332/#msg283332

Knobs hitting the MFT C-channel, RAS solved that issue.

Tom
Assuming you are referring to the RAS sander, just exactly how did it solve the problem?
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 11:10 AM »
See reply number 4;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/combining-mft3-cms-kapex-wstand-into-1-workstation-ideas/msg283332/#msg283332

Knobs hitting the MFT C-channel, RAS solved that issue.
Assuming you are referring to the RAS sander, just exactly how did it solve the problem?
I suspect by sanding away the parts that get in the way (on the knobs of the screws, not the T-slot of the MFT).

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 07:09 PM »
See reply number 4;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/combining-mft3-cms-kapex-wstand-into-1-workstation-ideas/msg283332/#msg283332

Knobs hitting the MFT C-channel, RAS solved that issue.
Assuming you are referring to the RAS sander, just exactly how did it solve the problem?
I suspect by sanding away the parts that get in the way (on the knobs of the screws, not the T-slot of the MFT).

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Tom

Offline Ben63

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Re: Attaching UG extensions to MFT
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 11:03 AM »
Just found out that the ug with kapex is, when in transport position, the same hight that CMS. Using it as a support to cut large boards. Almost perverted.