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Offline Ajax

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Kapex DIY Wings or Festool Wings?
« on: March 10, 2017, 12:26 PM »
I should have a new Kapex MFT table arrive today to compliment my Kapex saw.  I have a regular MFT/3 that I will use as an infeed table when I'm in my basement shop, but when I need to go portable around the house I was thinking about buying or making wings for the saw. 

Option 1:  Buy the Festool wings (the ones that come with the UG cart, but not the cart itself).  Upside: Light weight, out of the box solution.  Downside: Costly and missing tracks for crown stops and clamps.

Option 2:  Buy the Multiblades hardware for connecting to the Kapex and for the wing legs.  Upside: Less expensive and has a track for crown stops and clamps.  Downside: Need to build it, heavier, and maybe less accurate (depends on my build quality)

Any thoughts on this?  I'm a hobbyist / old home owner.  So when I'm not building furniture, I'm doing projects around the house.

Note: I debated about just getting the UG cart with wings, but I was sold on the different uses I could get out of the Mini MFT (Kapex MFT).
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 12:33 PM by Ajax »
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Offline kevinculle

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Re: Kapex DIY Wings or Festool Wings?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 12:48 PM »
It depends a bit on what you plan to do...for a big project with lots of repetitive cutting to close tolerances the UG wings are very slick.  I have them with the UG cart and I think they make the Kapex that much more capable!  If you are mostly a guy who measures and cuts to a mark then not so much.

Offline rizzoa13

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Re: Kapex DIY Wings or Festool Wings?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 04:01 PM »
Do both. I've got the multi blades bracket and ug wings. It lets you use crown stops and the fence stops. Expensive but really worth it.

Offline neilc

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Re: Kapex DIY Wings or Festool Wings?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 07:06 PM »
Here's an old thread of extensions I made for my Kapex.  It stays in the shop and making them myself saved money but also let me customize them to the space I had in the shop.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/extension-wings-for-kapex/


The wings were originally designed to cantilever off the braces of the Kapex MFT table.  But I ended up redoing the legs to allow for adjustment so I could use them on my MFT or CMS router table.


Unfortunately the pics in that thread are not expandable but I can take new ones if you want details.  They were made before third party hardware was available so I used the Crown Stops.  If making today, I'd use the multi-blades brackets.


neil
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 07:08 PM by neilc »