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Offline jlcichocki

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Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« on: December 20, 2015, 06:50 PM »
I'm about to purchase the CMS.  Can the Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides be used on the fence of the CMS?  I like the look very much.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 07:47 PM »
My Clear Cut Guides fit into a T-slot on my router table fence. I don't believe the CMS fence has T-slots. Perhaps, an auxiliary fence with a T-slot could be rigged up?
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Offline jlcichocki

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 08:27 PM »
My Clear Cut Guides fit into a T-slot on my router table fence. I don't believe the CMS fence has T-slots. Perhaps, an auxiliary fence with a T-slot could be rigged up?

There looks like there is slot on the CMS fence.  Is this not a T-slot?  I guess I should have paid more attention while I was drool on it in the store :)

Thanks, Jeff

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 08:40 PM »
There is a T slot in the CMS fence.

When I use the CMS fence I sometimes use the Festool supplied hold down to guide the stock but most of the time I use a power feed.

I find that the CMS fence is a PITA as it has no fine adjustment and the fence sometimes slips in position because the hold down screws are flimsy. I prefer to use my Incra fence which sits on dogs on the adjacent MFT.

Offline bkharman

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 10:12 PM »
I have them and they work fine in the CMS fence. They work even better in the Incra LS fence. Most folks here know that I am a big fan of the MFT + CMS-VL + Incra LS positioner + Precision Plate. Make a great setup and drastically more repeatable than the Fessy fence. Not for the feint of wallet though...


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Offline jlcichocki

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 10:39 PM »
I have them and they work fine in the CMS fence. They work even better in the Incra LS fence. Most folks here know that I am a big fan of the MFT + CMS-VL + Incra LS positioner + Precision Plate. Make a great setup and drastically more repeatable than the Fessy fence. Not for the feint of wallet though...


Cheers. Bryan.


I have seen your posts and I love your set up.  I'll be working my way in that direction, just need to stay on the good side of the "boss".  If I purchase things for a specific purpose, I get a little less hassle.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 03:11 AM »
I have them and they work.
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 04:24 AM »
They work very well with the CMS OF fence.

Offline jlcichocki

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 12:23 PM »
They work very well with the CMS OF fence.

Thanks for the pics!!

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 02:27 PM »
I got mines because of Garry brought his set to my get together a couple of years ago.

Loving the Calif sun....

Offline richk

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2015, 02:34 PM »
How is the dust extraction with this setup?

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2015, 02:53 PM »
Doesn't really affect dust extraction.

Offline ChipMonk

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 11:11 PM »
I am now wondering if my CMS OF has a different fence profile than you guys.
Here are some pictures of the slot included in my fence.

Photo of the slot profile in my fence (left) and a standard T-Slot track (right)



CMS OF fence slot with with the standard T-Slot screw head inserted.
Slot in the fence is too loose allowing the screw to turn inside.



Close up of the same screw head inside a standard T-Slot.
Perfect fit prevents the screw from turning while the clamping knob is being tightened.

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2017, 05:35 PM »
Looks like the same profile as mine but I have no problems tightening the thumbscrew - the head doesn't rotate in the slot despite it being smaller than the profile.

« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 05:38 PM by GarryMartin »

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 10:33 PM »
@GarryMartin

Is that what you look like behind those shades????
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 05:17 AM »
@jobsworth Ah, the new profile pic? Yes, that's me...  [embarassed]

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 10:25 AM »
@GarryMartin what they dont have bags in England  [big grin]
Loving the Calif sun....