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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements => Topic started by: SRSemenza on November 27, 2012, 04:34 PM

Title: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on November 27, 2012, 04:34 PM
Original list compilation courtesy of brian.ca

Atlas (http://www.atlas-machinery.com/search.php?search_query=centrotec+robertson&x=0&y=0) in Canada sells Centrotec Robertson bits that they have made for them

Qwas Products (http://www.qwasproducts.com/QwasDogs.html) has a number of different products, primarily various bench dogs for MFT tables

Tool Improvements (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tune-your-Festool-MFT-rail-with-Slop-Stop-/282033672204) sells the slop stop, various bench dogs and other accessories.

Seneca Woodworking (http://www.senecawoodworking.com/) has the Domiplate, Domino Imperial Gauge

RTS Engineering (http://www.dominoguide.com/) has the MAXSYS Wireless CT Remote. And Domino guides (adjustable indexing stops), Supplemental Manuals.

Multiblades.com (http://www.multiblades.com/kapex/ka-ugbracket.html) has a bracket for connecting mitre saw wings to the Kapex. And a mounting plate adapter for custom Carvex bases.

Betterly Tools (http://www.betterleytools.com/) has the Straightline connector, and Zero Clearance insert for Kapex.

Micro Fence (http://www.microfence.com/) Router accessories

Woodcraft (http://www.woodcraft.com/search2/search.aspx?query=Snappy%20Centrotec)  , Festool Products (http://www.festoolproducts.com/SearchResults.asp?SEARCH=Snappy)  ,  Woodpeckers (http://www.woodpeck.com/snappy5pcdrillbitfestool.html#2445)  Centrotec compatible countersink, drill, and drive bits.

rrmccabe (http://iowawebhosting.com/festool/)  Imperial depth scales for TS55 and OF1400

Lee Valley (http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/Page.aspx?p=70681&cat=1,43838,43845) MFT Accessory set and Mini Sys drill set.

Precision Dogs (http://precisiondogs.us/products/precision-bench-dogs)  MFT and Guide Rail Dogs

Brosson Sells D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter. Use Ebay listing to purchase.  Ebay listing (http://www.ebay.com/itm/281170529852?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)

Collin's Tool Co. (http://www.collinstool.com/base.php?page=collins_coping_foot_carvex.htm) Has the coping foot available for Carvex.

Wood Rave (http://www.woodrave.com/) Template for custom MFT tops

Ben_     (https://www.etsy.com/shop/123one) 3D Printed, T-Loc Latch Inserts and Systainer Cleats

Colliflower (http://www.colliflower-zci.com/all-products/cesxelcmpbnx4u1xrej2t5gqlbd5jb) Zero Clearance for Kapex

Peter Parfitt New Brit Workshop   (http://festoolownersgroup.com/profile/?u=11196) has Parf Dogs and UJK / PGS  MFT Drilling System

TSO Products    (https://tsoproducts.com/) Attachable Guide Rail Squares
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Tinker on November 28, 2012, 03:44 AM
Seth, Thanks for this list. I have been agonizing over which bench dogs to simplify my table to fence arrangements.
There are so many "dogs" out there, I can hardly sort them out for the din.
You have simplified my search for the best fit for my own uses.
Tinker
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Brian.ca on November 29, 2012, 09:34 PM
Not sure if it qualifies given it's specific use but I just remembered the Colin's coping foot.  Don't think it works with the new jigsaw but I just put one on my older model http://www.collinstool.com/base.php?page=collins_coping_foot.htm (http://www.collinstool.com/base.php?page=collins_coping_foot.htm)

Also kind of dubious to call them an accessory but if you use Festool's rail connectors to join rails I highly suggest picking up some aftermarket M6 x 6mm set screws with a hex drive before you strip out the slotted set screws that come with the connectors.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Guilliaume woodworks on November 29, 2012, 10:07 PM
Got my qwas dogs last week....super sweet..cant believed I lived without them...also installed the slopstop..seems to work great...now time to order the domiplate...looking forward to it...I've totally caught the bug
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: morts10n on November 29, 2012, 10:21 PM
Regarding the Collins coping foot,  I ordered one for my PSB since I love the one for my Bosch. It is exactly the same but with a small added slot for clearance. One could modify an existing foot to work with a PSB.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: nanook on March 13, 2013, 10:14 AM
6mm cutter for Domino XL
http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/6mm-cutter-for-domino-xl (http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/6mm-cutter-for-domino-xl)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: nanook on March 13, 2013, 10:15 AM
Another option for Parallel Guides for Festool/Makita tracks
http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/parallel-guide-system-for-incra-t-track-plus (http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/parallel-guide-system-for-incra-t-track-plus)

these look like they will not have the issues with dipping that the Festool ones suffer from
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: jobsworth on March 15, 2013, 10:30 AM
Got my qwas dogs last week....super sweet..cant believed I lived without them...also installed the slopstop..seems to work great...now time to order the domiplate...looking forward to it...I've totally caught the bug

You got it bad dood…
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: crpaulk on May 07, 2013, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the links. I like the Seneca Parallel Guides, them look like they are easier to use than the Festool guide and allow for wider ripping.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: fdengel on May 08, 2013, 08:24 AM
Don't forget the Snappy centrotec-compatible bits.

http://www.woodcraft.com/category/2084855/snappy-quick-change-tools-for-festool-centrotec-chucks.aspx (http://www.woodcraft.com/category/2084855/snappy-quick-change-tools-for-festool-centrotec-chucks.aspx)

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/snappy-for-centrotec-quick-review/msg219591/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/snappy-for-centrotec-quick-review/msg219591/)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Gary N. on May 13, 2013, 03:54 AM
I believe that CMT sells Domino bits. Great thread. Thanks.
Gary
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: jacko9 on May 17, 2013, 07:45 PM
Thank you Seth, It's nice to have a list in one location.

Jack
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Luis (ridgenj) on May 28, 2013, 08:45 PM
Set,

You might want to add www.ripdogs.com (http://www.ripdogs.com) with their just arrived Ripdogs and Ripguides products.
cheers
luis
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Joel Harry on September 02, 2013, 12:43 AM
Lee Valley/Veritas has a nice MFT accessory kit: lee valley (http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/Page.aspx?p=70681&cat=1,43838,43845)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Slappy on September 04, 2013, 01:04 PM
 I ordered the domino 1/2 ,3/4" offset fence from Seneca on their Labor day sale & asked if I could get the parallel guides as well at the special price BUT Seneca Woodworking  has a newly redesigned  rail guides that are just being released after Labor day so they didn't have the current in stock .
 a cut & paste from a email from Ryan about the new stuff 
Quote
Michael,

Thank you for your order!    We're actually launching an improved version of the Parallel Guide system this week. Unfortunately because of that, it's not available at the Labor Day sale price.
here a vid review link for the Dominio new parts  as well    that  was emailed to me by  Ryan of Seneca as well
http://www.halfinchshy.com/2013/06/seneca-woodworking-domino-accessory.html (http://www.halfinchshy.com/2013/06/seneca-woodworking-domino-accessory.html)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Slappy on October 09, 2013, 01:29 PM
Imperial Thickness Gauge for Domino DF500 now available from Seneca

http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/imperial-thickness-gauge-df500 (http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/imperial-thickness-gauge-df500)


no affiliation with Seneca in anyway  on my part ,  Just a Happy Customer [cool]
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Peter Durand on October 09, 2013, 11:31 PM
Imperial Thickness Gauge for Domino DF500 now available from Seneca

http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/imperial-thickness-gauge-df500 (http://www.senecawoodworking.com/products/imperial-thickness-gauge-df500)


no affiliation with Seneca in anyway  on my part ,  Just a Happy Customer [cool]

As I am. Ordered yesterday and they notified me, with a tracking number, this morning that it is on the way. Love their stuff.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on November 10, 2013, 10:21 AM
New addition from Multiblades. A Carvex base to hold the Collins Coping Foot.   

http://www.multiblades.com/carvex.html (http://www.multiblades.com/carvex.html)


Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: leer on November 17, 2013, 11:13 PM
I've emailed Seneca Woodworking but no replies.  I'm interested in their Parallel Guides. Can someone tell me what the min/max cutoff dimensions are for various T-Track Plus lengths  (or any of them -- with values for one I can determine the others.)

Thanks!

Update:  I just heard from Ryan at Seneca.  The answer is:  Add 7" to the length of the T-Track Plus.  So, a set of 18" T-tracks would allow up to 25" of ripping capacity.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Oaklander on November 29, 2013, 07:30 PM
What's wrong with mentioning an American-made line of products for the MFT?
On this forum's advice, I went looking for the "Qwas" rail and bench dogs.  Way overpriced compared to similar offerings here:  http://www.precisiondogs.us (http://www.precisiondogs.us)
I have no idea how the quality/reputation compares, but a set of dogs from Precision costs $69, whereas same set from Qwas is $98.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: ewils91 on November 29, 2013, 08:36 PM
Thank you Seth,

I just ordered a Betterley straight line connector. I've struggled with connecting my guide rails now for a while. It was just what I was looking for.  [big grin]

Eddy Wilson
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Woody_1984 on December 01, 2013, 08:47 PM
What's wrong with mentioning an American-made line of products for the MFT?
On this forum's advice, I went looking for the "Qwas" rail and bench dogs.  Way overpriced compared to similar offerings here:  http://www.precisiondogs.us (http://www.precisiondogs.us)
I have no idea how the quality/reputation compares, but a set of dogs from Precision costs $69, whereas same set from Qwas is $98.

I have been using Precision dogs for half a year now.
Absolutely no regrets, nicely done (all dimensions on mine are with margin error +/_0.01mm) and fitment is excellent.
Alex
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on December 01, 2013, 08:49 PM
Hi Woody,

    Welcome to the FOG!  [smile]


    Always good to see feedback.

Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Woody_1984 on December 01, 2013, 08:52 PM
Thanks Seth! Glad to contribute :)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on December 20, 2013, 05:20 PM
This D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter is well made and fits well for both cleaning tool attachments and tool ports. The fit into the D36 hose is really tight. The fit on the tool ports seemed a little loose at first but is a good strong connection when pushed all the way on. Certainly handy to have.

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Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: leer on December 23, 2013, 01:19 PM
Got my qwas dogs last week....super sweet..cant believed I lived without them...also installed the slopstop..seems to work great...now time to order the domiplate...looking forward to it...I've totally caught the bug

You got it bad dood…

I used the Qwas Dogs as the "reference" for fine tuning the 20mm holes on my CNC'd MFT-style benchtop.  I am happy to report that I received Parf Dogs in both standard and tall sizes from Lee Valley, and they fit like a glove also. I am probably going to use them for some jigs to hold long clamps on my workbench for when I glue up panels, or really anywhere I need to keep the clamps steady as I juggle the items to be clamped.  I fear my collection of dogs could grow like my collection of clamps.  I just cannot seem to convince myself I have enough ... and that seems to be a common issue with many woodworkers.  
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Worm Drive on December 27, 2013, 05:22 PM
I just picked up a Bosch VAC005, 35mm x 16' vacuum hose. The small end fits nice and snug in the dust port on my 55REQ. The big end fits in the 2 1/4" inlet on my 16 gal Ridgid shop vac, as well as a 2 1/4"-4" adapter for my dust collector. The hose is fairly flexible and the tool end rotates to help keep the hose from twisting up. I've never used Festools hose, so I can't do a comparison. For $35 with free shipping on Amazon, it think it's a good alternative to the Festool hose for $150. Unfortunately, the tool end of the hose is about 1/8" too small to fit over the dust ports on my Bosch 6" r.o. or my Bosch pad sanders. Way to go Bosch! Guess that's another use for Gorilla tape.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Slappy on December 27, 2013, 05:31 PM
I just picked up a Bosch VAC005, 35mm x 16' vacuum hose. The small end fits nice and snug in the dust port on my 55REQ. The big end fits in the 2 1/4" inlet on my 16 gal Ridgid shop vac, as well as a 2 1/4"-4" adapter for my dust collector. The hose is fairly flexible and the tool end rotates to help keep the hose from twisting up. I've never used Festools hose, so I can't do a comparison. For $35 with free shipping on Amazon, it think it's a good alternative to the Festool hose for $150. Unfortunately, the tool end of the hose is about 1/8" too small to fit over the dust ports on my Bosch 6" r.o. or my Bosch pad sanders. Way to go Bosch! Guess that's another use for Gorilla tape.
I got that same hose it is a quality hose for sure @ a fraction of the cost of the same size Festool hose .
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Worm Drive on December 30, 2013, 09:31 AM
I just picked up a Bosch VAC005, 35mm x 16' vacuum hose. The small end fits nice and snug in the dust port on my 55REQ. The big end fits in the 2 1/4" inlet on my 16 gal Ridgid shop vac, as well as a 2 1/4"-4" adapter for my dust collector. The hose is fairly flexible and the tool end rotates to help keep the hose from twisting up. I've never used Festools hose, so I can't do a comparison. For $35 with free shipping on Amazon, it think it's a good alternative to the Festool hose for $150. Unfortunately, the tool end of the hose is about 1/8" too small to fit over the dust ports on my Bosch 6" r.o. or my Bosch pad sanders. Way to go Bosch! Guess that's another use for Gorilla tape.


*Update*

I came up with a remedy for the Bosch hose not fitting the dust port adapters on my Bosch sanders. I used a hack saw to cut 4 kerfs in the male end of the sanders hose adapters. They now compress enough to fit into the hose, but are tight enough that the hose won't fall off.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Bhend18 on December 30, 2013, 10:57 PM
This D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter is well made and fits well for both cleaning tool attachments and tool ports. The fit into the D36 hose is really tight. The fit on the tool ports seemed a little loose at first but is a good strong connection when pushed all the way on. Certainly handy to have.

(Attachment Link)



Seth

Is this a Festool part? If so, what is the item number? I'm interested in picking up one of these.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Slappy on December 30, 2013, 11:11 PM
I just picked up a Bosch VAC005, 35mm x 16' vacuum hose. The small end fits nice and snug in the dust port on my 55REQ. The big end fits in the 2 1/4" inlet on my 16 gal Ridgid shop vac, as well as a 2 1/4"-4" adapter for my dust collector. The hose is fairly flexible and the tool end rotates to help keep the hose from twisting up. I've never used Festools hose, so I can't do a comparison. For $35 with free shipping on Amazon, it think it's a good alternative to the Festool hose for $150. Unfortunately, the tool end of the hose is about 1/8" too small to fit over the dust ports on my Bosch 6" r.o. or my Bosch pad sanders. Way to go Bosch! Guess that's another use for Gorilla tape.
I got that same hose it is a quality hose for sure @ a fraction of the cost of the same size Festool hose .
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AV78B/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AV78B/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on December 31, 2013, 12:11 AM
This D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter is well made and fits well for both cleaning tool attachments and tool ports. The fit into the D36 hose is really tight. The fit on the tool ports seemed a little loose at first but is a good strong connection when pushed all the way on. Certainly handy to have.

(Attachment Link)



Seth



Is this a Festool part? If so, what is the item number? I'm interested in picking up one of these.


Brosson (http://www.brossoncompany.com/) Sells D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter. It may not be listed on site. May need to contact or try Ebay listing (http://www.ebay.com/itm/281170529852?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)


Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Tinker on January 01, 2014, 08:20 AM
This D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter is well made and fits well for both cleaning tool attachments and tool ports. The fit into the D36 hose is really tight. The fit on the tool ports seemed a little loose at first but is a good strong connection when pushed all the way on. Certainly handy to have.

(Attachment Link)



Seth

Is this a Festool part? If so, what is the item number? I'm interested in picking up one of these.

Ditto
Tinker
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Peter Halle on January 01, 2014, 09:06 AM
The part is not a Festool part.  It is made by Clark to allow their hose to adapt to the Festool 27 mm tools.  You might also want to check out the 36 mm hose (25') on their ebay listing for $74.00.  Click on the link in Seth's post then on the ebay page check out "other listings".

Peter
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Worm Drive on January 02, 2014, 01:56 PM
Since I don't own a tool activated shop vac, I bought an iVac from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035YGLZG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035YGLZG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)  Just plug your tool into one iVac outlet and the vacuum into the other. When you fire up your tool, the vacuum turns on and when you turn the tool off, the vac continues running for about 10 seconds. There are separate electrical cords for each outlet, so they can be run off of separate circuits. The box can be wall mounted near an outlet. BEWARE the breakers on the iVac are advertised on Amazon as 15 amp., on the unit they are marked 12 amp. Using my 55REQ and 16 gallon, 12 amp Ridgid shop vac, the iVac is performing perfectly. The cons, the box is plastic, not metal and the breakers are only 12 amp. I would definitely recommend this product.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: William Duffield on July 24, 2014, 01:33 PM
Woodpeckers has just announced a set of DF 500 Domino Depth Sleeves.

\https://www.woodpeck.com/dominodepthsleeves.html

Of course, you could easily make your own from 1/2" copper or PVC pipe, a hacksaw, a disc sander and calipers. I don't see the need for one for every 32nd of an inch, since they are stackable. They point this out this feature for the shims, but not for the sleeves. A reduced set of 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2" would give you any depth less than 1" that you needed to the nearest 1/64".

I don't think I understand why the stops are in imperial units, but the shims are in metric units.

There is no mention of plans for developing a set for the DF 700 XL.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: teocaf on July 24, 2014, 02:27 PM
What about the Oneida Dust Deputy for the Festool vacs?  Are those still around?  I don't have one but I seem to remember reading something about an issue with them at one time.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Wenyce on July 24, 2014, 04:29 PM
Parf dogs by Peter.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: rst on July 24, 2014, 09:00 PM
I use Fein flexible adapters to connect my Festools to my three Fein vacs.  I have the step adapters on my RO90, DTS400, RTS400, RTS 125, and my Bosch 250DEVS and Makita BO4900V, 9031, 9924, and 9404 sanders.  I cut off the smallest step and they fit on the dust port perfectly.  I also use the flexible straight connector for many other adaptations.  I always keep extras of each for tinkering.  As far as the Oneidas, I have two of the metal ones and despite cutting both wood and plastics on a regular basis, I have yet to find dust in my vacs.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: William Duffield on July 24, 2014, 09:17 PM
To answer teocaf, yes, Oneida still offers the Ultimate Dust Deputy II. Amazon lists it, and according to the reviews, it still has some serious problems.

http://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Ultimate-Dust-Deputy-II/dp/B003VR65OE/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t (http://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Ultimate-Dust-Deputy-II/dp/B003VR65OE/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t)

While I've got your attention, the Fein Step Adaptor, #921072K13, connects my CT26 hose to the blade guard on my SawStop.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: jacko9 on July 24, 2014, 10:07 PM
To answer teocaf, yes, Oneida still offers the Ultimate Dust Deputy II. Amazon lists it, and according to the reviews, it still has some serious problems.

http://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Ultimate-Dust-Deputy-II/dp/B003VR65OE/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t (http://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Ultimate-Dust-Deputy-II/dp/B003VR65OE/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t)

While I've got your attention, the Fein Step Adaptor, #921072K13, connects my CT26 hose to the blade guard on my SawStop.

The Ultimate Dust Deputy shown on Amazon is the previous generation before they upgraded to the static conductive system.

http://www.oneida-air.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=AXD000009&CatId={6EE79B16-EB63-43E7-8F30-1E06240A24A4} (http://www.oneida-air.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=AXD000009&CatId={6EE79B16-EB63-43E7-8F30-1E06240A24A4})

Oneida provided me with all of the parts to upgrade my UDD and I don't have any static discharge issues.

Jack
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on August 15, 2014, 11:20 PM
A new item from Multiblades for the Carvex. An adapter plate to allow the attachment of custom bases.

     http://www.multiblades.com/mountadapter.html (http://www.multiblades.com/mountadapter.html)

Mulitblades has discontinued the Collin's coping base for Carvex  since Collin's is now making one.

     http://www.collinstool.com/base.php?page=collins_coping_foot_carvex.htm (http://www.collinstool.com/base.php?page=collins_coping_foot_carvex.htm)


Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on October 11, 2014, 01:41 PM
German one man operation that produces and sells benchdogs and similar stuff:
http://marxing.de (http://marxing.de)

Impressive looking site (German only!), fair pricing, individual items to order — don’t know about shipping outside Germany/Europe.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: gsharp9 on January 19, 2015, 10:06 PM
Hey All,

Let me just say this forum is great!

Brand new member and owner of TS 55 R.  I can see I "need" some of those rip guides!

thanks so much for such a great resource.

G
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Travis Campbell on January 19, 2015, 11:43 PM
Seth,

Is the Clamp Caddie no more?  The link now goes to a domain squatter and appears to no longer be sold according to an update on this post late last year:

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/turn-a-festool-mft-table-screw-clamp-or-quick-clamp-into-a-one-handed-clamp/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/turn-a-festool-mft-table-screw-clamp-or-quick-clamp-into-a-one-handed-clamp/)

Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on January 28, 2015, 12:22 PM
Seth,

Is the Clamp Caddie no more?  The link now goes to a domain squatter and appears to no longer be sold according to an update on this post late last year:

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/turn-a-festool-mft-table-screw-clamp-or-quick-clamp-into-a-one-handed-clamp/ (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/turn-a-festool-mft-table-screw-clamp-or-quick-clamp-into-a-one-handed-clamp/)


Looks like it is no longer available.


Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Oaklander on February 01, 2015, 07:42 PM
Hope this is helpful to member HCoyote, re: Clamp Caddy.  One of the links in Seth's list is Seneca Woodworking.  They sell solid aluminum dogs with a mounting "platform" on which you can mount Bessey Toggle Clamps (or others).  Included is sturdy knob with threaded bolt and large washer to secure from underside of the MFT.   I have the Kreg Bench Klamps and the Seneca dogs work great with my hold-downs.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: BillyG on March 16, 2015, 10:47 PM
The Betterly link in the first post doesn't work.  Try this for the Betterly zero clearance insert for the Kapex.
http://www.festoolproducts.com/Betterley-Zero-Clearance-Insert-for-Kapex-Miter-Sa-p/fki101.htm (http://www.festoolproducts.com/Betterley-Zero-Clearance-Insert-for-Kapex-Miter-Sa-p/fki101.htm)
Billy
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Mr Heavy on April 21, 2015, 12:20 AM
I just picked up a Bosch VAC005, 35mm x 16' vacuum hose. The small end fits nice and snug in the dust port on my 55REQ. The big end fits in the 2 1/4" inlet on my 16 gal Ridgid shop vac, as well as a 2 1/4"-4" adapter for my dust collector. The hose is fairly flexible and the tool end rotates to help keep the hose from twisting up. I've never used Festools hose, so I can't do a comparison. For $35 with free shipping on Amazon, it think it's a good alternative to the Festool hose for $150. Unfortunately, the tool end of the hose is about 1/8" too small to fit over the dust ports on my Bosch 6" r.o. or my Bosch pad sanders. Way to go Bosch! Guess that's another use for Gorilla tape.
I got that same hose it is a quality hose for sure @ a fraction of the cost of the same size Festool hose .

Bringing this to England last year cost about £36 including freight and all import costs. Amazing value.

I concur re. fitting well on the 55, and it also goes on the OF 1010.
MY Bosch sander is the blue 5 incher, and getting any info out of Bosch about dc fittings is like pulling teeth from a tiger on crack.
I finally found a straight coupler on Amazon UK which is definitely the correct part,

Bosch 1600499005 Power Tool Connector To Hose - currently £2.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK

(http://di3-4.shoppingshadow.com/pi/i.ebayimg.com/00/$T2eC16R,!zcE9s4g3I2HBQ-k7!0jgg~~_32-260x260-0-0.JPG)
though it doesn't say so on the packaging
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FBxpYAAcL._SY300_.jpg)
Meanwhile, the adapter that Bosch/Amazon tout as correct for random orbit sanders is some oval-assed thing that couldn't possibly fit this - and according to reviews, nothing else either..

adapter - full review (http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R7T5B04U5B5IF/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000NDKUI6)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: fdengel on April 21, 2015, 06:23 AM
That hose is not anti-static.

Of course that doesn't matter unless the tool and vac are both anti-static, so if you aren't leveraging the "system" but simply using a Festool tool with a 3rd party vac, the anti-static feature wouldn't work for you anyway.

Even if the hose were anti-static, I suspect it would be lost with that adapter too.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Mr Heavy on April 21, 2015, 07:19 PM
Of course you are correct. However...

I'm in England, sir. The average humidity here makes static a potential problem for about three days every February.
 ;)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Holmz on May 19, 2015, 06:15 AM
German one man operation that produces and sells benchdogs and similar stuff:
http://marxing.de (http://marxing.de)

Impressive looking site (German only!), fair pricing, individual items to order — don’t know about shipping outside Germany/Europe.

They look interesting.
Awaiting my track saw arriving so I can see what all the fuss is about.
The MFT is in a box on the living room - sitting in limbo, all alone.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Brent Taylor on June 02, 2015, 06:57 AM
This D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter is well made and fits well for both cleaning tool attachments and tool ports. The fit into the D36 hose is really tight. The fit on the tool ports seemed a little loose at first but is a good strong connection when pushed all the way on. Certainly handy to have.

(Attachment Link) if you cannot find the Festool one, Makita makes one for there vac. It's antistatic and available on Amazon. 



Seth

Is this a Festool part? If so, what is the item number? I'm interested in picking up one of these.




EDIT> fixed quote box
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: SRSemenza on June 03, 2015, 12:44 AM
This D36 to D27 tool end hose adapter is well made and fits well for both cleaning tool attachments and tool ports. The fit into the D36 hose is really tight. The fit on the tool ports seemed a little loose at first but is a good strong connection when pushed all the way on. Certainly handy to have.

(Attachment Link) if you cannot find the Festool one, Makita makes one for there vac. It's antistatic and available on Amazon. 



Seth

Is this a Festool part? If so, what is the item number? I'm interested in picking up one of these.


    No. Not a Festool part , so no number. Easiest way is to use the Ebay  link.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/281170529852?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/281170529852?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)

Seth
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Tayler_mann on September 24, 2015, 06:57 PM
German one man operation that produces and sells benchdogs and similar stuff:
http://marxing.de (http://marxing.de)

Impressive looking site (German only!), fair pricing, individual items to order — don’t know about shipping outside Germany/Europe.

Quick question about this website, what exactly are the 4b upgrade bench dogs they have listed for. Is that some type of micro adjust fence system to use in your MFT. I know I have seen a few on the form in the last few months, but I am very Interested in what these dogs are for exactly and how they are exactly used. It sucks I cannot read much on the site I hope our German friends here can.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on September 25, 2015, 06:45 AM
Premium Set für das exakte Ausrichten, Sägen und Hobeln. Mit den Mightydogs hat man eine Spannvorrichtung für das Hobeln und Spannen von Werkstücken zur Leimholzherstellung. Mit individuell selbst hergestellten Press- und Verleimvorrichtungen, die man an den Vierkantstab schraubt hat man die Möglichkeit Rundungen zu spannen oder Holz zu biegen. Durch die vier Klemmvorrichtungen und aufschraubbaren Innenecken kann man Holzrahmen auf Gehrung verleimen.

Roughly into English:
This is intended for precise set ups for clamping, sawing and planing. You can screw selfmade jigs to the square parts to clamp curved shapes or do bends (lamination). The four clamping units with attachable inner corners facilitate glue ups of mitered frames.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Tinker on September 25, 2015, 07:39 AM
I looked at the site.  There are four clamps that look somewhat like Lee Valley's Wonder dogs.
They apparently cannot be tightened once inserted into the bench holes.  Do they have to be preset before put into place?  If so, I don't see how pressure can be applied without damaging the threads at the outer ends once in place?
Tinker
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: teocaf on September 25, 2015, 09:12 AM
I looked at the site.  There are four clamps that look somewhat like Lee Valley's Wonder dogs.
They apparently cannot be tightened once inserted into the bench holes.  Do they have to be preset before put into place?  If so, I don't see how pressure can be applied without damaging the threads at the outer ends once in place?
Tinker

@Tayler_mann
@Tinker
I believe they can be adjusted with a hex screwdriver/allen wrench.  One end of the threaded rod has a hex socket hole.  The other end "free slides" into the brass receiver on the 'clamp'  Unfortunately in the 4B picture, the one that's most visible, looks like he's mounted it backwards.  The other three that are shown in shadow seem to show the hex socket hole in the end of the threaded rod.  In the description (third checkmark down): 4X M10 X 100mm Edelstahl Gewindestifte mit Inbus (Innensechskant) can be translated as: 4X M10 X 100mm stainless steel screws with hexagon socket ( Allen )

http://marxing.de/produkte/mightydog-set-4b-upgrade/ (http://marxing.de/produkte/mightydog-set-4b-upgrade/)

It would definitely be good for the mfg to show these in an actual setup or two, and perhaps a short video--'picture's worth a thousand words' and all that...

added EDIT:
if you click on the last checkmark in the descriptions, the one in red, that's a link that takes you to a series of pictures of options, and the various setups are indeed shown more clearly (13th pic down shows this setup)

http://marxing.de/produkte/einzelkomponenten/ (http://marxing.de/produkte/einzelkomponenten/)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Tinker on September 25, 2015, 12:07 PM
I see it all now
Donkey
Tinker
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Brent Taylor on April 18, 2016, 11:41 AM
Most of the Makita's TS, vac, 1/2 sanders & their accessories are compatible with Festool's products,  but some will need slight modification.  Festool's parallel guide will not work with Makita's tracks, but Seneca's will work with both.  So of the rail stop that Festool has need slight change to work on the Makita track.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Anderson-Plywood 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/

Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: John Stevens on February 28, 2017, 08:17 PM
Did I miss TSO Products?  (I have no interest in this company)
https://tsoproducts.com
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: craigcm on March 08, 2017, 11:41 AM
Is anybody making aftermarket clamping elements?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: guyk 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 
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: scalci on July 10, 2017, 01:44 PM
Hi Everyone

I just saw this thread, thank you....
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: blaszcsj 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.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: mat 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
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Ralph Mignano on March 21, 2018, 02:57 PM
For the UK & Europe market for Bench Dogs and Tops, you can visit www.benchdogs.co.uk.


Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: guitarchitect on July 30, 2018, 09:46 AM
Is anybody making aftermarket clamping elements?

I use the bessey clamps (https://www.besseytools.com/en/product_details.php?ASIMOID=000000030002de6700040023&ASIMOID_SC=000000030002e90f00070023&ASIMOID_MC=000000000001f3f000030023) and they are great, and around half of the festool price.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: oberlin1 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?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: guitarchitect 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 (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=57059) 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
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: oberlin1 on July 30, 2018, 11:17 AM
Thanks!  probably have to look for a non-ratcheting solution.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: The.Handyman 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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Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: John1102 on December 20, 2018, 08:20 PM
Thanks for posting the list.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Festool Compatible Accessories
Post by: Job and Knock on February 06, 2019, 12:26 PM
Trend in the UK sell their own version of the Domino 500 bits:
http://www.trend-uk.com/en/UK/productlist/3/268/dowel_system.html
Useful to know that a Trend agent can supply them