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Offline Anderson-Plywood

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2016, 12:30 PM »
Anderson Layout Square for MFT is pretty popular and could be a good addition to your list..
Here is the link:
http://www.andersonplywood.com/square-for-festool-mft-square/

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Offline John Stevens

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2017, 08:17 PM »
Did I miss TSO Products?  (I have no interest in this company)
https://tsoproducts.com
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Offline craigcm

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2017, 11:41 AM »
Is anybody making aftermarket clamping elements?

Offline guyk

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2017, 10:27 PM »
Did I miss TSO Products?  (I have no interest in this company)
https://tsoproducts.com

just got mine used it all day never once was it out of square unlike the woodpecker one easy to attach and no adjustments needed 

Offline scalci

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2017, 01:44 PM »
Hi Everyone

I just saw this thread, thank you....

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2017, 10:29 PM »
Is anybody making aftermarket clamping elements?

Lee valley veritable has some quick action bench clamps for dog holes.
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Offline mat

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2018, 10:19 PM »
Bessey sell both a straight clamp and ratchet clamp identical to the festoon versions for rail/table use. GTR16S6H for the ratchet

Mat

Offline Ralph Mignano

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #67 on: March 21, 2018, 02:57 PM »
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Offline guitarchitect

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2018, 09:46 AM »
Is anybody making aftermarket clamping elements?

I use the bessey clamps and they are great, and around half of the festool price.

Offline oberlin1

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2018, 10:10 AM »
I have heard the Festool clamps will not work for a 1 inch thick MDF table with the MFT/3 hole pattern...(guess the festoon table is not as thick).  Will the Bessey ratchets work with a 1 inch deep top?
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Offline guitarchitect

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2018, 10:29 AM »
I have heard the Festool clamps will not work for a 1 inch thick MDF table with the MFT/3 hole pattern...(guess the festoon table is not as thick).  Will the Bessey ratchets work with a 1 inch deep top?

The clamps have a very hard right angle rather than a "swept" or rounded corner, so they can only rotate around a certain thickness when they go into a top... if that makes sense? If I'm not mistaken Festool tables are 3/4" thick. My temporary MFT is 3/4" chipboard and the clamps work in it just fine. I tried putting some 1/4" mdf around a hole while putting a bessey clamp in and out and it doesn't work. The outside of the "elbow" needs more width in the hole to go through the top, and without weakening the corner by lopping off material, it'll never go through.

EDIT: Just wanted to say, if you're stuck with a 1" top you just need to look for stuff that doesn't rely on the bottom of the table for grip. Veritas has a solution that isn't cheap but I'm sure someone else must as well. If you consider the full cost of making the system work I suspect it'd be easier to replace a 1" top with a 3/4" one and go with the more standard accessories
« Last Edit: July 30, 2018, 10:34 AM by guitarchitect »

Offline oberlin1

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2018, 11:17 AM »
Thanks!  probably have to look for a non-ratcheting solution.
CXS, ETC-125, TS-75, CT-26E, LS-130, RO-150 FEQ

Offline The.Handyman

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Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2018, 11:17 AM »
I have heard the Festool clamps will not work for a 1 inch thick MDF table with the MFT/3 hole pattern...(guess the festoon table is not as thick).  Will the Bessey ratchets work with a 1 inch deep top?
Works fine with 1" top of you just put a slight chamfer or roundover on the underside.

Both of my MFT table tops are 1" thick Baltic Birch plywood.

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