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Offline Rich Kline

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MFT/3 Legs
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Hi,

I bought a used MFT/3 that's in great condition but the legs seem out of alignment.  Is this normal?  Or was it set up wrong?  Table folds normally and seems sturdy, but if you look at the pictures it seems like something is wrong.

Thanks,
Rich


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Offline Don T

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 11:07 AM »
It looks like the one end is bent.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 11:44 AM »
Put a square between the leg and the spreader.  You'll see that it is definitely racked.
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 12:14 PM »
Definitely racked. Try to bend them back. Might have to reweld or weld supports in after as that takes a decent amount of force. You could always buy a new leg, but why not just fix what ya' got?

Offline Rich Kline

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Thanks, everyone.  If I bend the leg is it likely that they will snap?  Should I remove it and bend in a vice vs. while connected to the table.  I'll look again, but I wasn't even clear which one was bent.

Rich

Offline Gregor

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 04:03 PM »
In case it deconstructs in your attempt to fix it: #494727 (~65€) is the spare for that leg pair (includes the normal and the height adjustment foot).
« Last Edit: November 15, 2018, 04:06 PM by Gregor »

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 07:34 PM »
Thanks, everyone.  If I bend the leg is it likely that they will snap?  Should I remove it and bend in a vice vs. while connected to the table.  I'll look again, but I wasn't even clear which one was bent.

Rich

Use a 48" clamp set diagonally and gently "convince" it to go back into square. 
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 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline neilc

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Re: MFT/3 Legs
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 07:50 PM »
I would take it off and clamp the cross brace in a vise and bend each leg individually with each leg alternated to be clamped close to the joint.  I think you get more feel and control doing that way.  My concern with trying to rack it back in place is you actually have to go 'beyond' vertical due to springbuck and tougher to get it square.

Good luck!