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Offline Jimxavier

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Festool Track not flat?
« on: January 24, 2019, 11:57 PM »
When the track is on the MFT attachment, it’s not 100% flat. I’ve got 3 other guide rails - they’re all flat.

I first noticed when I used the festool guide rail joiners and the right side (the side where the splinter guard is) wasn’t completely flat. I verified this by trying a 55, and (2) 75. They were al flush.

My worry is accuracy in my cuts... I am past the 30 day period however, anyone else experience this?

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Offline gnlman

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Re: Festool Track not flat?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 12:42 AM »
Hmmm is it flat when your saw is on the track?
Put the rail in the mft, put some stock under rail to support total rail...say like 3/4 plywood/melamine....adjust back and front guides so it is level with stock....put saw on rail and see if as you push saw over rail from front to back and cut stock if rail sets flat..use square on freshly cut stock to check for square..should be square....hopefully.

Offline Jimxavier

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Re: Festool Track not flat?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 12:58 AM »
Doesn’t... It rocks a bit. It’s not the same as my other guide rails.

Offline gnlman

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Re: Festool Track not flat?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 01:55 PM »
That's not good...is it the track that came with the mft?
Also can you see where the  track is warped/bent? Perhaps you could cut the track if there is enough usable length left. I don't have a short track and sometimes wished I did when my mft is tied up with clamping and I want to use parallel guides to cut narrow stock for say shelves or something....You could always try going back to the seller and see if they will help you...not sure what warranty is on rails, but if you have good relationship with seller they might help you out. I'm pretty sure my local guy would look after me as he knows I take care of my stuff.