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Offline Pykie

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Track alignment product
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:32 AM »
I've tried searching the forums but there was a a product available a few months ago (may have been woodpeckers), that was a simple clip to hold the tracks perfectly aligned while you tighten the joiners, anyone point me in the direction of them?

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Track alignment product
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 02:49 AM »
Betterley SLC23 StraightLine Connector for Festool Guide Rails

I ordered mine from the Tool Nut in NA.

Offline L.N.

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Re: Track alignment product
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 04:28 AM »
Do you mean this?





UJK dog rail clip. Axminster in the U.K. sells them and Gereedschappro in the Netherlands.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Track alignment product
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 06:56 AM »
I've tried searching the forums but there was a a product available a few months ago (may have been woodpeckers), that was a simple clip to hold the tracks perfectly aligned while you tighten the joiners, anyone point me in the direction of them?
In case you join (and release) them on regular basis a special product might make sense, for the occasional use:
Just push the rails (laying top-down) against a known good edge (worktable, sheet good), in that setting both connectors are reachable for tightening.

BTW: The Makita guiderail track connectors are way better than the festool ones, with them you can join the Festoor rails without the need of jumping through hoops - they are longger, clamp and fit better (so they wiggle way less, even when not tightend). Low ratings on amazon stem from people not getting how to use them (as they lack instructions), so here's a video:

« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 07:03 AM by Gregor »

Offline Pykie

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Re: Track alignment product
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 06:11 AM »
I've tried searching the forums but there was a a product available a few months ago (may have been woodpeckers), that was a simple clip to hold the tracks perfectly aligned while you tighten the joiners, anyone point me in the direction of them?
In case you join (and release) them on regular basis a special product might make sense, for the occasional use:
Just push the rails (laying top-down) against a known good edge (worktable, sheet good), in that setting both connectors are reachable for tightening.

BTW: The Makita guiderail track connectors are way better than the festool ones, with them you can join the Festoor rails without the need of jumping through hoops - they are longger, clamp and fit better (so they wiggle way less, even when not tightend). Low ratings on amazon stem from people not getting how to use them (as they lack instructions), so here's a video:


Thanks!

I'm looking to buy a set of 3 x 1.0m tracks for onsite work, might go for the makita tracks and connectors in this instance. Get the jig for easy of connection.