I've just made a quick shelving rack for my garage with my domino and ts saw, rail.
They are great tools but I've come across a slight problem (me not the tool). Perhaps you guys could offer some advice/tips:
When cutting a square panel, I scribe the shape and use my rail. I can get the two edges near enough parallel (or as near as you can factoring the human error; ie positioning the rail). That works great. However when I want to cut the adjacent? edge (the one at 90 degrees, a crosscut if you like) I struggle to maintain an accurate cut.
The reason i struggle is I have the long saw board (1400) and say I want to cross cut a section that is 12inch wide, i find it hard to keep everything lined up correctly. I scribe the line using a square to ensure true 90 degree mark up, but my human error always makes the cut not as accurate as i d like. Its because the rail is too long for a comfortable cut.
I suppose the MFT table would be the answer for making true, accurate 90 degree cosscuts, but this is way out of budget for the time being.
Are there any shorter rails I could use? say <15 inches long? I don't want to butcher a good rail. I could alway buy a second hand one and chop that down but it seems sacralige to bodge a festool, especially considering the price of them.
Or is there a strong 90 degree jig/clamp festool make?
I bet someone on here has a good tip!