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Offline Rudymejia12

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Do I still need my MFT?
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:52 AM »
Looking for some input. I just purchased a PCS Sawstop and built a nice big cross cut sled. I am trying to think do I still need my mft table? I used it for my cross cutting but now the Sawstop can do that. I also have a work bench with the 20mm holes. So I can use that for sanding and clamping. The only thing I can think of for the mft is for angled dados with the 1400 router.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 07:54 AM »
A question only you can answer.

Tom

Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 07:57 AM »
Actually I need it, DM me with the shipping cost and I will PayPal you immediately...

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Offline mwildt

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 08:26 AM »
Tom nailed it.

That said if you flip the rail length wise on the mft you might get more cross cut capacity then the table saw.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 09:27 AM »
Portability maybe ?


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Offline Rudymejia12

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 04:22 PM »
Tom nailed it.

That said if you flip the rail length wise on the mft you might get more cross cut capacity then the table saw.

Great idea

Offline Gregor

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 04:55 AM »
Tom nailed it.

That said if you flip the rail length wise on the mft you might get more cross cut capacity then the table saw.

Great idea
You'll want to use a longer rail for this, the one supplied with the MFT/3 is too short to reach over the long side when used with the rail hinge/support.

Offline Harvey

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 10:59 AM »
If you don't have a longer rail handy, you can use a bench dog instead of the support tab on the unclamped end for a longer crosscut with the stock rail.


(remove the fence side dog after aligning rail)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2018, 11:04 AM by Harvey »
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 11:55 AM »
Misread the post, never mind  [scared]
« Last Edit: March 18, 2018, 08:31 PM by jobsworth »

Offline box185

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 12:46 AM »
This is interesting. Once I understood the MFT system and learned about all of the accessories available for it, I thought maybe I did not have a need for a large table saw. It’s all in one’s perspective. IMHO, the Festool track saw is so much safer than a table saw - especially when it comes to large sheet material.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 04:41 PM »
I think they( TS saw & table saw) compliment each other real well.
The TS works well for big cuts, but the table saw works great for accurate small cuts.
Charlie


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Offline box185

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Re: Do I still need my MFT?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 11:16 AM »
I think they( TS saw & table saw) compliment each other real well.
The TS works well for big cuts, but the table saw works great for accurate small cuts.
Charlie

I agree. I realize now that I did not mention the key realization I had after learning about Festool‘s approach - that being that I no longer have a need for a large table saw.