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Offline JBag09

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UG extension/MFT3
« on: December 31, 2016, 08:37 AM »
  Wanted to ask all of you before I placed an order. Numerous times I've run into needing parts longer than what the fence on the MFT is capable of. I was thinking of just ordering the left wing UG extension so I can easily increase the capacity but I wanted to ask a few questions first;

1: Will the wing fit on the mft3?

2: The current fence extends past the mft table, so do you just cut it off to line up with the fence on the extension in order to keep using the stop?

3: how long does the extension go, it looks like there's and extension inside the extension?

Thanks in advance gang


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Offline kevinculle

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 09:41 AM »
I don't know the answer to your MFT questions but the UG extensions do include an extension within the extension and the total reach per side is 2400mm (94.5")

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 09:54 AM »
The wings fit the MFT-3 and CMS. I did relieve the thumb knobs to make install a little easier.

Tom

Offline Gerald_D

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 09:55 AM »
  Wanted to ask all of you before I placed an order. Numerous times I've run into needing parts longer than what the fence on the MFT is capable of. I was thinking of just ordering the left wing UG extension so I can easily increase the capacity but I wanted to ask a few questions first;

1: Will the wing fit on the mft3?

2: The current fence extends past the mft table, so do you just cut it off to line up with the fence on the extension in order to keep using the stop?

3: how long does the extension go, it looks like there's and extension inside the extension?

Thanks in advance gang


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Yes- the UG extensions work on the MFT as well- part of the beauty of the Festool 'system'.  I have seen posts on here where the left and right extensions are used on the same side of the MFT to provide support for wider boards, although I have yet to have a need to try this.  They connect/disconnect easily and save time- I'd recommend if you can afford it, to get the set of left and right extensions as you will find a need for them both.

Regards,
Gerald
Gerald
I have Festools- Big and Small and a few other tools

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 10:00 AM »
  Wanted to ask all of you before I placed an order. Numerous times I've run into needing parts longer than what the fence on the MFT is capable of. I was thinking of just ordering the left wing UG extension so I can easily increase the capacity but I wanted to ask a few questions first;

1: Will the wing fit on the mft3?

2: The current fence extends past the mft table, so do you just cut it off to line up with the fence on the extension in order to keep using the stop?

3: how long does the extension go, it looks like there's and extension inside the extension?

Thanks in advance gang


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Yes- the UG extensions work on the MFT as well- part of the beauty of the Festool 'system'.  I have seen posts on here where the left and right extensions are used on the same side of the MFT to provide support for wider boards, although I have yet to have a need to try this.  They connect/disconnect easily and save time- I'd recommend if you can afford it, to get the set of left and right extensions as you will find a need for them both.

Regards,
Gerald

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Tom

Offline JBag09

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 11:26 AM »
Thanks guy that answers my questions. And gave me some new ideas too.


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Offline Gerald_D

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 11:50 AM »
  Wanted to ask all of you before I placed an order. Numerous times I've run into needing parts longer than what the fence on the MFT is capable of. I was thinking of just ordering the left wing UG extension so I can easily increase the capacity but I wanted to ask a few questions first;

1: Will the wing fit on the mft3?

2: The current fence extends past the mft table, so do you just cut it off to line up with the fence on the extension in order to keep using the stop?

3: how long does the extension go, it looks like there's and extension inside the extension?

Thanks in advance gang


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Yes- the UG extensions work on the MFT as well- part of the beauty of the Festool 'system'.  I have seen posts on here where the left and right extensions are used on the same side of the MFT to provide support for wider boards, although I have yet to have a need to try this.  They connect/disconnect easily and save time- I'd recommend if you can afford it, to get the set of left and right extensions as you will find a need for them both.

Regards,
Gerald

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Tom

Hi Tom,
Yes- exactly!  Must have been your post that I remember.  Thanks also for the idea on using them on the CMS- I don't know why but I never thought of that.  Duh.  [embarassed]

Gerald

Gerald
I have Festools- Big and Small and a few other tools

Offline Gregor

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 06:13 AM »
Also: systainers can be stacked to the exact height of the MFT/3 should you have big workpieces that need additional support.

Offline mlkm18

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Re: UG extension/MFT3
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 07:07 AM »
Also: systainers can be stacked to the exact height of the MFT/3 should you have big workpieces that need additional support.

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