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Offline DonFrambach

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Long guide rail storage solution (for me at least)
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:11 PM »
For the last several years, I've kept two 55" Festool guide rails hung from a hook in my shop.  Periodically, I would connect the two for long cuts in sheet materials.  I would take them apart for storage.

Recently, I've found it more convenient to keep the two guide rails connected and I've stored them by leaning against a wall in by shop.  I've been concerned that they could get damaged if they were to get knocked over.

Today, I finally worked out a way to hang them from the 12 foot high wall in my shop.  (It would not work for me to simply use a hook in the wall because lining up the hole in the guide rail with the hook in the wall 11 feet in the air would be very difficult.)

First I made a 6 inch disk with a 45 degree taper that I could attach to the guide rail with a 1/4 20 screw and knob.

I then attached matched receiver to the top of the wall in my shop.

I also attached a spacer with a cutout for my Betterly Straight Line Connector and for the disk (when I'm using the guide rail) within reach lower down.

Hope this is helpful to someone.

« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 10:14 AM by DonFrambach »

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: Long Guiderail storage solution (for me at least)
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 10:15 PM »
Nice solution for the hole in one shot.
I like it very much. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Long guide rail storage solution (for me at least)
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 07:32 AM »
Clever solution to take advantage of the tall ceilings!
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Long guide rail storage solution (for me at least)
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 08:36 AM »
Well done @DonFrambach  [thumbs up]

Offline Longhair

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Re: Long guide rail storage solution (for me at least)
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 04:32 PM »
I built a false bottom in my van. It allows me to store the 9', 5', and a variety of levels safely.