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Offline Stano

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3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:39 PM »
I purchased the Festool parallel guides and immediately noted that they have no means to keep them level with the material being cut. I initially tried using a clamp but its a pain to fiddle with. These stay connected and can be slid along the guide as required. I printed up these simple brackets and they work perfectly. I can make the model available if anyone wanted to print one.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 06:48 PM by Stano »

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: 3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 06:12 PM »
Great idea.  My guess it others would love to know how to get that printed.

Peter

Offline RDMuller

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Re: 3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 06:28 PM »
This looks like a great enhancement. I would suggest you try to commercialize. Look at someone like Hans at TSOproducts

Offline Stano

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Re: 3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 06:33 PM »
These can be printed pretty cheaply on shapeways.com or other 3D printing sites. I will post the model and a drawing tomorrow at work if anyone wants to make some These could also just be made out of 3/4 plywood, maybe couple layers laminated together and probably be just as good.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: 3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 06:40 PM »
it would be probably hard to commercialize at this point now that is has been posted on the internet.  Patents would be difficult or not available.  Anyone can duplicate his design now.

Just being honest.

Peter

Offline neilc

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Re: 3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 07:55 PM »
Easy to make with scraps of wood for that matter.  Thanks for sharing!

Offline Garry

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Re: 3D Printed bracket for parallel guide
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 10:34 PM »
I just tapped a thread in the stops and used a flat piece of whatever to hold them up.
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