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Offline abates

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CMS-GE with ts75 module
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:40 AM »
Hi All, just wondering if any one has a CMS-GE with a TS75/55 module?  I bought one but failed to get the fence for it. I am wondering if the angle stop off my MFT with the long extrusion would be a good fence for that application?  Cheers
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 07:47 PM by abates »

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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: CMS-GE with tacks module
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 12:49 PM »
The angle guide for the MFT and the CMS are identical except the CMS has a longer reach than the MFT.

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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 07:48 PM »
I know, I was wondering if it would work as a parallel rip fence, clamped to the front of the table running parallel to the blade.

Offline Samo

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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Hey Abe,

Is this how you are thinking to do a setup? 


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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 08:51 PM »
If you have 2 angle heads use one towards each end of the "fence".

Make sure you don't pinch the exit side.

Tom
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 09:15 PM by tjbnwi »

Offline Gregor

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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 06:47 AM »
Hi All, just wondering if any one has a CMS-GE with a TS75/55 module?  I bought one but failed to get the fence for it.
In case you refer to the protractor head held fence (as in the original set as seen here):

I suggest to take a look at the #492095 LA-CS 50/CMS, it's way easier to setup to the dimenson you want (as of the fine adjustment) and has less slop/wiggle (since it clamps down on both ends to the CMS) than the protractor.

Not that cheap but still reasonably priced (for festool) and with the #493822 VB-CMS (that will continue the scale on the CMS) it's fine for accurate wider cuts (the table extension is also needed for wider cuts with the protractor held fence). IMHO worth it as as setup time to get to a certain dimension (and the possible errors doing it) is massively reduced, compared to the protractor.

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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 11:11 AM »
Gregor,

I have one they are a bit of a pain to set up I finally got it cutting straight, but I had to use a full length extrusion to make it like a typical American style fence
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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 08:07 AM »
NO, that is running the mitre gauge perpendicular to the blade (thought the fence is parallel).  I was wondering if you could run the mitre gauge off the front rail and have enough lateral rigidity to make a cut.
Hey Abe,

Is this how you are thinking to do a setup? 



Offline Kev

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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 12:19 PM »
Get the rip fence. It's not great and it's sloppy when you take it across the extension table but it's nothing you can't live with!

Offline JimH2

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Re: CMS-GE with ts75 module
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 01:32 PM »
Hi All, just wondering if any one has a CMS-GE with a TS75/55 module?  I bought one but failed to get the fence for it. I am wondering if the angle stop off my MFT with the long extrusion would be a good fence for that application?  Cheers

Why not spend $400 and by a nice portable tablesaw like the DeWalt (smaller one, not the contractor's saw). It will far exceed the capability of your tracksaw and requires less than minute from plugin to cut. The Festool system is good in some cases, but definitely not this one. For slightly more than the cost of the CMS insert you will have larger capacity, significantly quicker setup, a much higher level of accuracy, and your tracksaw is still available for use. Even the crappiest tablesaw can exceed the usefulness of the module.

You should be able to easily unload your CMS TS/55/75 module on the FOG and there is always someone who only sees the system without considering the downsides (setup time, capacity and accuracy).