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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: jlcichocki on December 20, 2015, 06:50 PM

Title: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jlcichocki 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.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: Birdhunter 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?
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jlcichocki 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
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: Bohdan 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.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: bkharman 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...


Cheers. Bryan.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jlcichocki 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.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jobsworth on December 21, 2015, 03:11 AM
I have them and they work.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: GarryMartin on December 21, 2015, 04:24 AM
They work very well with the CMS OF fence.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jlcichocki on December 21, 2015, 12:23 PM
They work very well with the CMS OF fence.

Thanks for the pics!!
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jobsworth 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.

Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: richk on December 21, 2015, 02:34 PM
How is the dust extraction with this setup?
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: GarryMartin on December 21, 2015, 02:53 PM
Doesn't really affect dust extraction.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: ChipMonk 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.
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Photo of the slot profile in my fence (left) and a standard T-Slot track (right)


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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.


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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.
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: GarryMartin 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.

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Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jobsworth on September 14, 2017, 10:33 PM
@GarryMartin

Is that what you look like behind those shades????
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: GarryMartin on September 15, 2017, 05:17 AM
@jobsworth Ah, the new profile pic? Yes, that's me...  [embarassed]
Title: Re: Festoon CMS-VL and Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides
Post by: jobsworth on September 15, 2017, 10:25 AM
@GarryMartin what they dont have bags in England  [big grin]