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Offline pettyconstruction

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Mft
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:27 PM »
I’m thinking about getting a Mft table, but don’t want the full set. I already have the 1080 rail and am thinking of the rail square that bolts on the flip up thingy.( Tso square ).
My question is what is the part number for the front and back rail support?
I would look myself but don’t know where to start.
Is that the ekat thing I read about on the fog?
Thanks in advance,
Charlie


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« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 04:36 PM by pettyconstruction »

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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Mft
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 04:38 PM »
I believe you're asking about these parts:

497022 Support
497023 Support



You can find the parts list in EKAT by:
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

TS55, CT26, RO150, CXS, ETS 150/3, ETS EC 150/5, MFT/3, TS75, DF500, DTS400, OF1400, CT SYS

Offline Gregor

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Re: Mft
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Might be cheaper to get the MFT/3 set and sell the extra, new rail and any other parts you don't need (like the back fence and the protractor head) you'll get with it.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Mft
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 05:45 PM »
In addition to the supports, you will want a pair of feather keys (2 ea. of Item 4, 437377) and set screws (2 ea. of Item 3, 772405) -- these serve as stops for the supports.

You might reconsider your choice of the basic vs the complete package MFT/3.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Mft
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 06:09 PM »
What Corwin said

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Mft
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 12:17 AM »
Ok ,thanks.
I didn’t realize that I needed more parts.
I can find a use for the other rail.
Charlie


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Offline Corwin

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Re: Mft
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 03:08 AM »
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I can find a use for the other rail.

Having a second FS1080 rail does allow you to leave a guide rail attached to the MFT's hinged support rather than having to remove and reinstall the rail on to the hinged support as needed.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Mft
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 12:56 PM »
what Corwin said plus Ill add some of my own

I find you need a variety of different length rails, a 1080 w a 1900 is a good combo, I use a 800 for smaller stuff. So My advise is to get as many different lengths as you can.

Now if you decide to get the MFT with the rail and hardware, I suggest you get a slop stop. Tool nut sells them. It takes the slop out of the rail. Helps a lot.

Plus if you already have a MFT w a CMS or 2 MFTs , I use the 2 protractors to secure my fence to the MFT. It makes te fence bomb proof so if ya bang it. bump into it etc it more then likely will stay at 90 to the rail

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Mft
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 11:34 PM »
what Corwin said plus Ill add some of my own

I find you need a variety of different length rails, a 1080 w a 1900 is a good combo, I use a 800 for smaller stuff. So My advise is to get as many different lengths as you can.

Now if you decide to get the MFT with the rail and hardware, I suggest you get a slop stop. Tool nut sells them. It takes the slop out of the rail. Helps a lot.

Plus if you already have a MFT w a CMS or 2 MFTs , I use the 2 protractors to secure my fence to the MFT. It makes te fence bomb proof so if ya bang it. bump into it etc it more then likely will stay at 90 to the rail
Thanks folks,
I have a 1900 ,2-55 and a 1080 rail,but I like the idea of leaving one on the Mft. I am also thinking of a 118”rail,but that’s another thread.
Thanks again ,
Charlie


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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Mft
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 06:21 AM »
what Corwin said plus Ill add some of my own

I find you need a variety of different length rails, a 1080 w a 1900 is a good combo, I use a 800 for smaller stuff. So My advise is to get as many different lengths as you can.

Now if you decide to get the MFT with the rail and hardware, I suggest you get a slop stop. Tool nut sells them. It takes the slop out of the rail. Helps a lot.

Plus if you already have a MFT w a CMS or 2 MFTs , I use the 2 protractors to secure my fence to the MFT. It makes te fence bomb proof so if ya bang it. bump into it etc it more then likely will stay at 90 to the rail
Thanks folks,
I have a 1900 ,2-55 and a 1080 rail,but I like the idea of leaving one on the Mft. I am also thinking of a 118”rail,but that’s another thread.
Thanks again ,
Charlie


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If you have the ability to transport a long rail (if you regularly work remotely), I strongly endorse your choice. I have the 109”.  It is just barely enough to cut an 8’ sheet, but I can load it (cleverly) in my 8’ truck bed.  Sometimes I wish I would have gone to the 119” rail.

Many have gone the way of the Betterly rail jig.  It is pretty foolproof, but it also is one more piece of equipment I need to remember to bring.
Dance with who brung ya...

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Mft
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 01:58 PM »
Charlie, since Festool offers a 10% off tools with the purchase of an MFT I do recommend you pickup something, anything to get that deal. Great if you need a sander, router, dust collector, etc, but a Sysrock radio counts as it has a serial number, as do the led lights. You can always resell them and still come out ahead.

The 2700mm rail suits me fine, and I can always connect more rails onto it when needed, like when building long counter tops out of Corian.

I too agree on just buying the complete kit. You can cut the rail down if you want a shorter one, or just sell it. I have multiple fences to choose from, but often use the one that comes with the MFT/3. I use the end clamp near the rail and then just use a grip type clamp on the end to set 90* and keep the fence in place. Probably should buy another end clamp for $39 at some point.

The accessories that go along with the table are going to be an added expense. Dogs are great to have, and 4 is a good number (I bought Precision Dogs, but there are many brands including Parf dogs which Peter Parfit from here helped design). Clamps are a necessity. The Dewalt clamps work great for some things but don't fit into the MFT holes without modification, so at least a couple of the Festool Quick Clamps are nice to have. The Clamping Elements are a must have too. I have two sets for a total of 4 clamps.

From there you can make a few accessories. Rip a ^ out of hardwood and it will fit into the MFT grooves upside down to support tool holding boxes (Screened bottom lets the sawdust fall thru), saw holder shelf, wood chip deflectors and anything else you dream up.


Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Mft
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Charlie, since Festool offers a 10% off tools with the purchase of an MFT I do recommend you pickup something, anything to get that deal. Great if you need a sander, router, dust collector, etc, but a Sysrock radio counts as it has a serial number, as do the led lights. You can always resell them and still come out ahead.

The 2700mm rail suits me fine, and I can always connect more rails onto it when needed, like when building long counter tops out of Corian.

I too agree on just buying the complete kit. You can cut the rail down if you want a shorter one, or just sell it. I have multiple fences to choose from, but often use the one that comes with the MFT/3. I use the end clamp near the rail and then just use a grip type clamp on the end to set 90* and keep the fence in place. Probably should buy another end clamp for $39 at some point.

The accessories that go along with the table are going to be an added expense. Dogs are great to have, and 4 is a good number (I bought Precision Dogs, but there are many brands including Parf dogs which Peter Parfit from here helped design). Clamps are a necessity. The Dewalt clamps work great for some things but don't fit into the MFT holes without modification, so at least a couple of the Festool Quick Clamps are nice to have. The Clamping Elements are a must have too. I have two sets for a total of 4 clamps.

From there you can make a few accessories. Rip a ^ out of hardwood and it will fit into the MFT grooves upside down to support tool holding boxes (Screened bottom lets the sawdust fall thru), saw holder shelf, wood chip deflectors and anything else you dream up.
Good idea, I’ve been looking at a Midi vac because my 26 is kinda heavy.
I have about 6-8 clamps btw, bought some of the bessey clamps when they were on sale. Thanks,
Charlie


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