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Offline rrmccabe

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Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« on: January 16, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted before but I was pleased today when I figured it out.

I dont have a traditional heavy woodworking bench and use my Festool 1080 for a lot of things. I have a Moxon vise attached to the 1080 which sits on my version of a rolling bench/sysport.

To do some clamping that I struggle with I ordered one of those Sjoberg smart workstation pro vises. The plan was to clamp it wherever needed which may be my center island bench which just has a 1 1/2 inch top or possiblly even my Festool 1080.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the large holes in the Sjoberg base line up with the Festool top.

So anyone looking for a quick way to add a more traditional vise onto a 1080 or MFT table, this is one way to do it.
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Offline quietguy

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 08:35 PM »
Thanks for the post.  I have looked at those several times, and just haven't pulled the trigger.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 09:31 PM »
I've mounted my Lie Nielsen Dovetail Vise on the end of my MFT1080 at times. Has worked nice.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline suds

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 01:16 PM »
Glad to see it works.  I have the 1080 and Sjoberg as well as the Moxon vise. How did you mount the Moxon to the 1080?
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Offline rrmccabe

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 01:49 PM »
The moxon is supported by the bench the 1080 sits on but is held to the 1080 via countersunk hardware to the track on the Festool table.
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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 09:33 PM »
I was playing with my Sjoberg on the 1080 table today and wondered how you attached the Sjoberg to the MFT?  My holes on the MFT are larger than those on the Sjoberg and it looks like you'd have to drill some holes in the base of the Sjoberg to get the holes exposed and lined up?  Am I missing something here? 
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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2017, 09:36 PM »
Mine dropped right in. I just pushed the Sjoberg dogs down in the bottom holes and all four lined up.
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Offline suds

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 10:43 PM »
HHMmmm....I don't have "bottom holes"!!
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Offline suds

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 10:50 PM »
Ahhh...the light bulb goes on....I see that the movable vise has the holes all the way through. 
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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2017, 10:59 PM »
The feet on my vise has dog size holes

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Offline Canoescapes

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 10:32 AM »
I regularly use a Sjoberg smart vice pro on an MFT/3 using Peter Parfitt's tall Parf Dogs.  The dogs are a perfect fit in the holes on the feet of the Sjoberg vice.

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 02:21 PM »
I'm looking at the Smart Vice as an addition to my MFT1080.  However, I've standardized on 20mm dogs and holes.   Are the holes in the Smart Vice 20mm?

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Offline rrmccabe

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 03:24 PM »
No, they are a little over 19mm.  One of my precision dogs is way to large to fit.
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Offline Corwin

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2017, 05:14 PM »
The advertisements indicate that the holes are 3/4".

As for mounting the vise to the MFT, why be concerned about the holes? Just clamp it where you want it with a pair of FS clamps (through MFT holes and grabbing on to vise's base.)
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2017, 05:41 PM »
You would have to clamp from bottom but should work for most. 

In my case I am not sure I could get clamps up in there as my 1080 sits on a rolling bench without legs. I love being able to through it on anywhere with dogs.
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Offline suds

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2017, 04:28 PM »
I must have a early version because my "feet" are just little clear plastic that glue on the bottom. The only place holes go all the way through are the two holes on the smaller moveable vise portion.
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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2017, 04:46 PM »
You're not going mad @suds, mine is the same as yours. August 2013 vintage Smart Vice/Vise.



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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2017, 05:27 PM »
Ahh.  Pro version has different setup.
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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2017, 05:34 PM »
Actual shot.

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2017, 08:35 AM »
Maybe we can send ours back to Sweden for a revamp [big grin]
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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2017, 05:08 PM »
Very nice. Thanks   
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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2017, 11:15 PM »
Anyone interested in adding this should consider purchasing it now, as it is on sale from WoodPecker Tools for $199.99, no tax and free shipping within the United States.

http://www.woodpeck.com/sjobergs-smart-workstation-pro.html

I see these listed all the time for more than $235.00 + shipping, and sometimes tax. 

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Offline LDBecker

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Re: Sjoberg and MFT/1080
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 01:35 AM »
Reviving an old thread... I wanted to square up the edges (with a jointer plane) on a bunch of 3/4" hard maple, and struggled to figure out a way to easily mount it on the MFT - I read in this thread (and other places) that the Sjoberg Smart Vice Pro might help... indeed it does. I added the brace on the MFT as well for a bit more rigidity, but I was pleased to see that the Smart Vice Pro holes really do line up perfectly with the MFT hole pattern. I slipped the 4 bench dogs that came with the Sjoberg into the holes (from the bottom), and added 2 Festool quick clamps on the front feet of the Sjoberg, and, together with the pair of cross members I added, it makes a decent and solid planing vice - not as good as a really heavy bench, of course - but if you don't have that...
Prior to this, I had been trying to use two Vac Sys heads to hold the material for planing - it worked ok, but often the heads would get in the way - plus it was a lot of fiddling to get everything set up (I keep it in systainers usually). This simpler solution with the vice works pretty well.
What do others do for hand planing? My Veritas Bevel Up jointer plane was very happy with this setup for edges. I have the Veritas 20mm planing stops as well for surface planing (I didn't need the whole Festool kit, so I just bought these - which seem very similar to Festool's kit).