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Offline Df1k1

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MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:17 PM »
 I have had both for a bout a year and a half  and thought  it was time to comment on them.
My initial reaction on the saw was wow.   I was amazed at how accurate and safe it was cutting sheet goods virtually dust free with the Midi vac I also purchased with it.  For a good year I really didn't do much with the table except use the saw until I needed to do some routing on a chair I was building. I looked over at the MFT and thought that was a pretty expensive table just to use with a track saw.  I went out and purchased some clamps and have not looked back. Paul Marcel's video was a big help.  I purchased an additional fence clamp and removed the protractor head. Got another few inches of crosscutting ability.  If you have seen Paul's video you know a spacer is required as he is using a 1080 table. On the Mft/3 it's not.
 Overall I am very happy with the purchase. One constructive concern I have is raising and lowering the guiderail. For some reason it seems to go out of square when I do that ( I should add "barely"). No big deal takes seconds to square back up but the pivot track the guide sits in seems a little cheap  and I occasionally have to jiggle it to get it to clamp correctly. Have tried loosening and tightening the Allen screws but neither seems to help. Just a small point in or otherwise perfect product.  I have since purchased a fest tool sander and will hopefully be buying the domino shortly. The FOG has been a great source of information.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2015, 03:20 PM by Df1k1 »

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 05:24 PM »
Look at the SlopStop gadget. It attaches to the underside of the rail track. I've found it totally eliminates any play. It takes  just a minute or so to install and really works.
Birdhunter

Online tjbnwi

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 09:33 PM »
Works for this type of cut also.

Slop stop does help.

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 09:51 PM »
Works for this type of cut also.

Slop stop does help.
Tom

Interesting application, what would you use the set-up in Img_3931 for?

Online tjbnwi

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 09:54 PM »
Needed a 75º plumb cut for this valance.

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 10:29 PM »
Needed a 75º plumb cut for this valance.

Tom

Gotcha...what's the valence used on?

Online tjbnwi

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 11:13 PM »
Over a kitchen sink on this cabinet job.

The homeowner is doing the finishing, I'm not happy with the match/blend but........

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 11:41 PM »
Over a kitchen sink on this cabinet job.

The homeowner is doing the finishing, I'm not happy with the match/blend but........

Tom

Ya the grain directions are a bit disconcerting. When you said valence, I usually think about normal sized windows, and the width of the panel didn't reflect that reality. So for a small narrow window...ya, now I get that.

Back to the Wild & Blues game...3 to 1 last period.
Make that 4 to 1 with 3 minutes left.
The Wild won game 5, 4 to 1.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2015, 12:32 AM by Cheese »

Offline Df1k1

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Re: MFT and TS 55=safe and accurate
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2015, 09:30 AM »
 Will give the slop stop try thanks much