Author Topic: VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT  (Read 1616 times)

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Offline cortes

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VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:20 PM »
I just got the vac sys system. Looking around for ideas on how to mount it to my mft table, I found a video by The Poplar Shop. He said he got the idea from someone on this forum. It was originally from Festool in the Conturo manual. I looked in that manual online, but didn't see any mention of it. The bracket allowed the unit, the vac sys, to be mounted to the side of the mft table. I tried a seach. Nothing came up. Any idea where the plans are for this bracket? Here' a link to the  .

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Offline mwildt

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Re: VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 10:30 PM »
From the video description it pointed to the Australia Festool document site. Download the Conturo doc and look at page 72'ish.

http://tts-pim.com.au/website/var/assets//4-downloads/festool/manuals/conturo_system_manual.pdf


Offline Peter_C

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Re: VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 12:17 AM »
That looks simple to build. First make the profile for the V grove on a table saw. Then it is just a flat board glued and screwed to the profile you made, with a couple bolts and hand knobs to make it mount solid to the table.

Online mike_aa

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Re: VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 02:03 AM »
Here was an earlier discussion on FOG that gives more details starting at reply 24:  http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/sys-vac-question/msg456461/#msg456461
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 02:07 AM by mike_aa »

Offline cortes

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Re: VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 09:30 PM »
I just got the Festool parts to clamp the jig to the MFT. The specified knob, part number 482110, is way too short to clamp a 23mm board to the rail. With a decent amount of threads in the key you loose 7mm of the 16mm threaded length. I just ordered the 486202, which has a 27.5mm length. I'm going to use 3/4"(18mm) plywood.

Online Bigdaddy65

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Re: VAC-SYS Shop Made Bracket For The MFT
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 10:38 PM »
Around the 13 min mark of this there are some  details.