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Offline Redcarjoiner

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Festool you have missed a trick there.
« on: May 02, 2016, 02:53 PM »
I am sure this subject has been done to death but I have just been looking at MFT squares.
I think Festool should programme there cnc machines and start to make there own.
How much were they going for, they must be having a laugh.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 04:11 PM »
Mostly these squares are a kind of 'I wanna be sure'-thing. If you use dogs to set up your MFT in the different ways that have been explained on this site, your cuts WILL be square. And if you are a*al like some of us, you will want to make sure by using a fifty or one hundred and fifty dollar square to check…

(And yes, I own one of these squares.)
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Offline Kev

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 09:19 PM »
Easiest thing it the world to cut and calibration check a right angle. Making a large "squaring triangle" simply to calibration check an MFT setup is easy. I'm guessing that those Festool engineers probably can't comprehend that people really do spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of shiny aluminium that is dedicated to checking the square of an MFT.

I'm not knocking it either ... If I see something nice and shiny at my local I often leave the store with it [big grin]

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 05:42 AM »
Chris Makes the best squares I know of. You can't go wrong with one of his

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Offline Redcarjoiner

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 01:01 PM »
Love the magic square LOL and not as expensive as a shiny red $295 mft triangle.
Don't get me wrong if they were about £45 I would have one tomorrow but not just to line up the mft which can be lined up with dogs or my roofing square.
I can't believe people have that kind of money to spend on a square that they could make out of mdf, not having a go just jealous  LOL.

Offline ear3

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 12:07 AM »
You're awesome @Chris Wong

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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 10:42 AM »
You're awesome @Chris Wong

Chris Makes the best squares I know of. You can't go wrong with one of his


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Offline Wittler1507

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Re: Festool you have missed a trick there.
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2016, 02:13 PM »
Lol absolutely brilliant....


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