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Offline W1ngnu7

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MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:03 PM »
Will the MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?  Is there something special about the MFT 3 that makes the attachment of these parts specific to just that bench?

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Offline Corwin

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Re: MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 11:29 PM »
Will the MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?  Is there something special about the MFT 3 that makes the attachment of these parts specific to just that bench?


Welcome to the forum.  The MFT/3 fence and accessories mount to the table's extruded aluminum profiles that 'frame' the table's top.  These aluminum profiles are V-shaped along their top surface which allows for one to place the MFT/3 fence and accessories at any location along the profile and then fix in place -- this is not compatible with the T-track style mounting of the Kreg system.

If you look closely at the photos on Festool's MFT/3 page, you will see what I mean by the aluminum profile's V-shaped groove.
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Offline bkharman

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Re: MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 11:52 PM »
You can use the fence with a number of different dogs as well. I haven't attached my fence with the MFT parts for quite sometime.

You can also use that combo with other fences to achieve a custom setup.
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Offline W1ngnu7

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Re: MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 08:53 PM »
Will the MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?  Is there something special about the MFT 3 that makes the attachment of these parts specific to just that bench?


Welcome to the forum.  The MFT/3 fence and accessories mount to the table's extruded aluminum profiles that 'frame' the table's top.  These aluminum profiles are V-shaped along their top surface which allows for one to place the MFT/3 fence and accessories at any location along the profile and then fix in place -- this is not compatible with the T-track style mounting of the Kreg system.

If you look closely at the photos on Festool's MFT/3 page, you will see what I mean by the aluminum profile's V-shaped groove.


That is very helpful, thank you.

Offline W1ngnu7

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Re: MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 08:55 PM »
You can use the fence with a number of different dogs as well. I haven't attached my fence with the MFT parts for quite sometime.

You can also use that combo with other fences to achieve a custom setup.

Do you have any examples of what works together?

Offline bkharman

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Re: MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 09:32 PM »
I use the Tool Improvement Bench Dogs and the Festool fence. It is nice to drop it where I need it and not fuss around with getting it dialed in.



I also use Parf and Qwas and Precision dogs to make the rail perpendicular to the fence or dogs.
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Offline Corwin

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Re: MFT 3 fence and accessories work on a Kreg universal bench?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 10:39 PM »
That is very helpful, thank you.

You are most welcome!   [big grin]   A "thank you" is always nice to receive!


You can use the fence with a number of different dogs as well. I haven't attached my fence with the MFT parts for quite sometime.

You can also use that combo with other fences to achieve a custom setup.

Do you have any examples of what works together?

I don't think that bkharman understood your question, as his reply is about installing a fence on the MFT using the MFT's 20mm holes rather than the factory option.  As I understand, you are looking to use the MFT/3 parts on a Kreg table. 

Another option to mounting Festool MFT/3 parts to something other than an MFT/3 table is to purchase a length (or two) of the aluminum profile from Festool to attach to your own bench -- that way you know they fit…  Some members here have done just that so they could mount a guide rail to their own custom bench using the MFT's guide rail brackets.  Yet, I don't recall anyone adding the aluminum profiles to their table so they could use the MFT/3's fence -- probably because there are other options for a fence...
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