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Offline Mario Turcot

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Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« on: January 24, 2019, 10:44 AM »
I'm still in the process of organizing the shop and would like to see how you guys store your guide rails.
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Offline neilc

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 10:50 AM »
I have the original FT rail bag - Store four rails total in it.  I leave it on the lower cross rails of the MFT on a plywood shelf I made for storage.  Stabilizes the MFT and they are out of the way but the cut strips are more protected.

The shelf is 3/4 ply with two wooden rails underneath that slip down over the curve of the cross pieces.  I have a set of drawers for storage (from Lee Valley) and other items on it for weight.  Adds stability to the MFT and puts the rails close at hand in the bag.

See attached - photo is a bit blurry - sorry.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 11:00 AM »
How about the really long tracks?  I'm looking to find a good place to store mine now.

Offline Rich Kline

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 11:07 AM »
I hang them on the back of my garage.  Half-Inch Shy on YouTube has an example.  I'm sorry, I can't find the exact video.

Offline ColossusX

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 11:10 AM »
I don't have a shop or even a garage, so mine are stored in my van above my Little Giant (to the right in the pic)

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 11:32 AM »
I've seen many photos of them being stored on the back side of garage doors. When the door rolls up the tracks go with the door.

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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 11:41 AM »
I have seen some garage door pictures like that, too. I wonder if it is a good idea if the location is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter as the track is aluminum. Before I sold my track, I hung it on the wall vertically.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 12:56 PM »
The garage door seems like a nice wide place to store the tracks, but I'd be afraid it would mess up the functioning of the torsion spring.  I installed some reflective bubble wrap insulation in my garage door and was concerned about the "additional weight" causing problems.  The stuff is pretty lightweight, but I have heard that the torsion springs should be adjusted anytime the door weight changes.  I never bothered since I felt it was such a minimal increase in weight.  It's been installed for 2 years and the door is still opening and closing fine.

I guess it might be ok if you stored our tracks there and then had a garage door person come out and adjust the torsion springs for the additional load.

I hang them on the back of my garage.  Half-Inch Shy on YouTube has an example.  I'm sorry, I can't find the exact video.

I think this is the video: .

There's a link to his article in the video description.

It may be the worst way possible to store, but I just lean my tracks against the wall.  I don't have any long rails either, my longest is the rail that came with the TS75.
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Offline Max Fracas

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 01:10 PM »
My workshop has a second floor.  I put my rails adjacent to the door that leads upstairs.  Seemed like a good use because putting anything big there would block the door’s swing. 

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 01:12 PM »
Oops.  Hope this is the right photo.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2019, 01:46 PM »
I've seen many photos of them being stored on the back side of garage doors. When the door rolls up the tracks go with the door.

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I like this solution.

Is it the photo or is that a short door? Plus, sure has a lot of levels above the door.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2019, 01:47 PM »
I have seen some garage door pictures like that, too. I wonder if it is a good idea if the location is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter as the track is aluminum. Before I sold my track, I hung it on the wall vertically.
That was my concern too as I have had the plastic edge guard on all my rails start to come off on the ends just front hanging out in the garage through the summer. I cant imagine how much more heat they would have to endure being right up against the metal garage doors.
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Offline BarneyD

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2019, 02:10 PM »
I keep some under the stairs.  The longer ones I stand upright.

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Offline Alan m

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 02:23 PM »
mine are slid into a plywood box i screwed to the ceiling.

i keep meaning to build a box that hindges down from the ceiling  at one end. put the rails into it and have some kind of pully system to lower it
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 02:33 PM »
Up and out of the way on some coated hooks from Home Depot

« Last Edit: January 24, 2019, 02:37 PM by DynaGlide »
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Offline ctfeet

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 02:34 PM »
I don't have pics handy, but my shorter rails I hang and my long rail I rest on three "L" shaped wooden brackets I mounted to the bottom side of my ceiling joists. It's up out of harms way but easily accessible for when I need it.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 02:39 PM »
Up and out of the way on some coated hooks from Home Depot


Is that the Betterley rail connector?  If so, how do you like it?
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2019, 03:10 PM »
Up and out of the way on some coated hooks from Home Depot


Is that the Betterley rail connector?  If so, how do you like it?

Yes. It works really well. I like no nonsense solutions so I bought it 2nd hand from a member here. Combined with the Makita rail connectors I don't worry if my rails are aligned.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 03:11 PM »
Up and out of the way on some coated hooks from Home Depot


Is that the Betterley rail connector?  If so, how do you like it?

Thanks.  Adding to my purchase list.  Was going to get the 110" guide rail then saw this.

Yes. It works really well. I like no nonsense solutions so I bought it 2nd hand from a member here. Combined with the Makita rail connectors I don't worry if my rails are aligned.
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Offline RKA

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 03:22 PM »
I just lay them flat on the wood on the top shelf of the lumber rack.  It's not particularly creative, but it keeps them safe from mishaps, keeps them out of my way and still allows me to access them quickly.  Only drawback is there is a little shuffling to find the one I want, but the longest of the bunch is 1900mm, so it's not terrible.
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Offline JD2720

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 04:10 PM »
My 75" and longer rails are on shelves on a header divider.
My 55 & shorter are in a drawer.
In my work truck they are in a sleeve mounted to a tool box.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 04:29 PM »
I store my 1400 tracks in the Makita bag, which is nicely padded. The shorter ones are on hooks/screws hanging on the side of a shop cabinet for quick access.

Offline Roachmill

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2019, 05:08 PM »
Nail #1: 2 X 1400 and an 800.
Nail #2: Holy rail and FSK 420.

I don't think a photo is needed ;)

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2019, 05:19 PM »

I don't think a photo is needed ;)

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2019, 06:11 PM »
I was going to grab the video link, but @GoingMyWay did that already (thx!)

As for the torsion spring, I had those on my door for many years before needing some other garage door work done. The guy saw the added rails and tensioned up the spring to make it balance perfectly. It worked fine for years, but after balancing it, it likely took a load off the opener.

As for heat and cold, while we don't have long cold spells in Arizona, we do at least hit freezing, but we also exceed 100º for most of the year. It has never bothered it. Really, it's aluminum, it won't melt even if the Arizona sun tries its best.
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Offline Euclid

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2019, 06:56 PM »
I'm tempted to keep my slowly-growing collection of rails hanging vertically on a wall, which might be best use of space in my situation; I can't help wondering if the longer ones might sag a little over time if stored horizontally (flat, rather than on edge) and not supported along the length.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2019, 10:40 PM »
Just a couple of carefully placed nails in a rafter.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2019, 08:05 AM »
I have five rails that vertically hang from peg board hooks, 1900 by itself as I use it the most. Two holey 1400s on anther and a 1080, 800 on another hook.  My 3000 hangs horizontally using the foam braces from the shipping packages that are inserted into aluminum U channel. 

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2019, 09:53 AM »
   Up to 1900 (75") are hanging vertically. 3000 (10') is on a shelf just below the surface of 10' long cutting table.




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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2019, 12:50 PM »
Nice Seth!

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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2019, 12:42 AM »
Thanks, Euclid! I put Angle Madness in a corner; I refuse to work on it off-camera. Some remodeling snowballed so I'm trying to finish that off before completing Angle Madness, which will be on camera. Fortunately, the project name lets me use the excuse that I caught the madness...

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Offline travisj

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2019, 10:01 PM »
I have mine hanging vertically. I put up a strip of plywood and used screws to hang from the factory holes in the rails.  The heads of the small socket head Kreg screws fit perfectly.


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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2019, 06:06 AM »
Not very visible, but I made some flexible storage for the rails using a French cleat system.
The cleats can be moved from left to right to fit several length rails.
Each "cleat" can hold 3 rails

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2019, 08:41 PM »
Not very visible, but I made some flexible storage for the rails using a French cleat system.
The cleats can be moved from left to right to fit several length rails.
Each "cleat" can hold 3 rails

I don't trust myself to store them in the weak axis like that, I could destroy them all simultaneously.
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Offline Df1k1

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2019, 07:59 AM »
 Originally thought of putting it on my garage but was getting a little too cluttered. Simply attach to the wall works fine for me

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2019, 04:36 PM »
I welded up these ceiling brackets to store mine.  The shorter ones are just some 1/8" x 1.5" flat bar bent in sort of a J shape with rubbler lining to protect the rails.  The 3000mm rail sits across several another type of bracket I welded out of 1 1/2" x 1/2" rectangular tubing, again with rubber cemented to the top to protect the rail.  Both are handy for me, yet out of the way and protected from damage.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2019, 01:14 PM »
Hi guys,

New on this forum. Nice to read the messages and see the pictures. Here is how I store my guide rails. I have a small garage with ample space (Amsterdam). I have 2 guide rails that I can easily store at the bottom-side of my self-made wood storage.
I made 2 beech clamps to hold each rail in place (when they are "asleep").
When I'm actively using them, a simple hook allows me to hang the rails in between sawing.
Let me know if this is unclear ;-)
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2019, 02:57 PM »
 [welcome] Joort, that's a nice setup  [thumbs up]
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2019, 05:14 AM »
And here are my rail clamps, readily available.

Off-topic: It also shows one of my mostly used tools: a klemmsia clamp. I would buy stocks of the company and give as a present to all of you guys if I could....
Swedish quality. Sometimes very unpractical, because you need 2 hands or good skills to clamp.
But is is so versatile, so powerful and so simple.... The cork does not move, is square (rather than round) and because the clamps are square too, you can clamp another clamp on it..... Let me know if you want to see more pictures (and accessoiries!!)
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Offline demographic

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2019, 08:26 AM »
I made a box using 12mm plywood as spacers which allows the rail to slide into the box and 6mm between eaxk rail and on the outside.
Still got to add another layer so it carries three rails and attach it to inside of my van. Oh and when its done I'll do a cut so all the edges are tidied up.
I used a holecutter to make holes so the rails dont get stuck in there and I can get my fingers in as needed.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2019, 07:16 PM »
I would show you but too many would cry  [scared]
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2019, 05:10 AM »
I made a box using 12mm plywood as spacers which allows the rail to slide into the box and 6mm between eaxk rail and on the outside.
Still got to add another layer so it carries three rails and attach it to inside of my van. Oh and when its done I'll do a cut so all the edges are tidied up.
I used a holecutter to make holes so the rails dont get stuck in there and I can get my fingers in as needed.


That's a nice solution for someone who has to take their rails on the road. Do you plan to add a Velcro strap or other closure on the open end to prevent the rails from sliding out during transit or has that nor been an issue so far.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2019, 12:56 PM »
That's a nice solution for someone who has to take their rails on the road. Do you plan to add a Velcro strap or other closure on the open end to prevent the rails from sliding out during transit or has that nor been an issue so far.

With the awsome G forces experienced within my Toyota Hiace van, erm... I cant say its been an issue.
Its a snug fit so they don't really move about.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2019, 01:44 AM »
In my van taken last summer. I've since drilled a ¼" hole and put a dowel through the rail holes to hold the rails in place.


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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2019, 03:30 AM »
In my van taken last summer. I've since drilled a ¼" hole and put a dowel through the rail holes to hold the rails in place.

I was thinking of maybe using a variation on that (much wider slot though) to hold my rail box thing, that way I can remove the entire box and carry my rails onto site. It doesn't even need to be full length, just the ends to hold the box in place.
Some sites are better than others and on some I can trust the people around me, thats not always the case and some people are denser than others.

The rail bags Festool supplies only seem capable of keeping dust and paint off the rails whilst giving Festool a massive advertising space so if I can't make something better myself I might as well just pack my tools up and give in. I do own one of the bags but thats cos it was cheaper to buy thana case for my air rifle [big grin]

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2019, 01:07 PM »
In my van taken last summer. I've since drilled a ¼" hole and put a dowel through the rail holes to hold the rails in place.

I was thinking of maybe using a variation on that (much wider slot though) to hold my rail box thing, that way I can remove the entire box and carry my rails onto site. It doesn't even need to be full length, just the ends to hold the box in place.
Some sites are better than others and on some I can trust the people around me, thats not always the case and some people are denser than others.

The rail bags Festool supplies only seem capable of keeping dust and paint off the rails whilst giving Festool a massive advertising space so if I can't make something better myself I might as well just pack my tools up and give in. I do own one of the bags but thats cos it was cheaper to buy thana case for my air rifle [big grin]

After seeing your box I was thinking of doing exactly what you are suggesting. Doubt I'll ever take the box out but having the option is nice.
Mine was made on the fly with some extra solid bamboo counter scraps. Until I have a longer rail and time I don't foresee me building anything different but now I have a direction.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2019, 02:05 PM »
For travel, I use a product called”sport tube” Originally made for the snow ski community,  I switch back and forth from my spear fishing gear and rails.
I can put multiple rails and a batterley connector. And it has wheels.
Sporttube.com
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2019, 03:01 PM »

After seeing your box I was thinking of doing exactly what you are suggesting. Doubt I'll ever take the box out but having the option is nice.
Mine was made on the fly with some extra solid bamboo counter scraps. Until I have a longer rail and time I don't foresee me building anything different but now I have a direction.

Mines not exactly proceeding at a pace, it depends on what offcuts I get on site and having a day when I've  got some spare time to glue and screw another layer on. Plus its not tidy yet, I'll neaten it up when the last layer for the 1080 rail is on. Forgot to mention but I also left a bit out of the end just in case I got one stuck and needed to poke it out with a half inch ply ripping.
They come out ok though, just enough resistance so they  zidon't slide about all the time but I wasn't sure at first.
The rails are 1400mm long so the box goes behind the bulkhead across the back of my van..
I plan on making a box up for my HKC FSK420 crosscut rail but I'll make the box up then cut it in half (old joiners toolbox style) then add hinges so it opens up like a clamshell. That way I can maybe fit some other related items in the box.
Got some bits of wood kicking about but need some more 6mm ply as well.
I'll get around to it at some point but there's also something that Ive been making for my 1800 level, I could do with adding something for my long Trend hinge jig so they arent clattering about in the back of the van.

I don't have much space and I also put motorbikes in there sometimes, plus I sometimes sleep in the back if I go to mates outdoor parties so its all got to be fairly modular.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2019, 05:27 PM »
For travel, I use a product called”sport tube” Originally made for the snow ski community,  I switch back and forth from my spear fishing gear and rails.
I can put multiple rails and a batterley connector. And it has wheels.
Sporttube.com
Cheers, Charlie



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Can you check that link? It did not look like a products type site.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2019, 06:17 PM »
When mobile, mine are in the holdall, when in the workshop, they are hung on meat hooks, that go into screw in eyelets.
They are perfectly safe, and easy to remove and replace onto the hooks.

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Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2019, 07:49 PM »
For travel, I use a product called”sport tube” Originally made for the snow ski community,  I switch back and forth from my spear fishing gear and rails.
I can put multiple rails and a batterley connector. And it has wheels.
Sporttube.com
Cheers, Charlie



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Can you check that link? It did not look like a products type site.

Sportube.com
Try that
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2019, 09:30 PM »
I keep a couple tracks up on the ceiling in my work trailer. They're well supported, have never slid out and in case the short one goes in first there is a groove cut in the bottom so you can  slide it out no problem.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2019, 12:44 PM »
I also have chosen to hang my track rails on a wall in my little shop.  I have 10'-6" clearance below the roof trusses (no ceiling) so it was easy to install some screws into the 5/8" plywood siding and hang the rails out of the way.  There is no deflection even on the 10 foot rail when using it.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2019, 05:29 PM »
Here is my attempt

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2019, 09:48 PM »
@blaszcsj This is genius, I love it :)
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2019, 04:24 AM »
I simply nailed in some birch ply strips on the wall, and tracks sit on them with foam cushion, peacefully, with some help of the toggle clamps ;-)

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Offline DonFrambach

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2019, 01:13 AM »
I hang my two connected 55" guide rails from the 12' high wall of my shop:


I just posted a separate thread describing the details:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/long-guiderail-storage-solution-(for-me-at-least)/

Offline GilbertV

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2019, 12:18 AM »
Here's  my solution.


Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2019, 12:43 AM »
@gvega9889@gmail.com   You don’t have enough clamps  [wink]
I can see a couple of bare patches of wall in the middle.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2019, 12:55 AM »
@gvega9889@gmail.com   You don’t have enough clamps  [wink]
I can see a couple of bare patches of wall in the middle.

I agree!  Still buying.  What I really need though is more Festools.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2019, 09:15 AM »
For some obscure reasons I'm tempted to call that wall sexy  [embarassed]
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2019, 03:18 PM »
I don't know I think he might have a clamp fetish.  [eek]
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2019, 03:53 PM »
Fast Cap just uploaded a video showing their Track Racks to mount track saw rails: .

I'm not sure if they're new, but this is the first time I've heard or seen this product.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #63 on: August 19, 2019, 04:48 PM »
@GoingMyWay That's a very easy and cheap solution. I happen to have a dozen spare T-Locks and this gave me some ideas. Thank you :)
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #64 on: August 19, 2019, 04:58 PM »
Fast Cap just uploaded a video showing their Track Racks to mount track saw rails
That looks nice, except I would rest the rail on the back rather than on splinter strip.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #65 on: August 19, 2019, 05:05 PM »
Svar, my thoughts also, just mount holder upside down...I ordered two sets after watching the video.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2019, 05:47 PM »
Nice! Going to order a set of those track holders too! And yea definitely mount them upside down!
If youve got a 3D printer, these look like theyd be an easy design to copy.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2019, 07:22 PM »
i've been using the foam supports that came in the original shipping box.  Mounted them with aluminum u channel on a plywood hanger.  Going to use the Fastcap ones for my smaller rails that I currently hang from the holes in the ends.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #68 on: August 19, 2019, 07:38 PM »
What do you guys mean upside down. Use the cam on the splinter strip?
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2019, 07:48 PM »
What do you guys mean upside down. Use the cam on the splinter strip?
Mount the holder cam down, store the rail splinter strip up.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2019, 08:58 AM »
The fastcap option is cool I can see if you were using them on your garage door it would be great. The downside in a shop is you have to have the footprint of each track on the wall. For the money I'd think it'd be a lot cheaper to fab a bunch of these up in one go using some plywood scraps. I bet a lot of you already have those (imo) useless Woodpecker MDF storage cases with hardware that could be pulled and used as the retention mechanism. If these were half the cost I'd be more inclined to get some, but that's just me being cheap. I wish I had the wall space to store my tracks individually either vertically or horizontally.
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Offline Roachmill

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2019, 09:24 AM »
Yep, the FastCap things look just the ticket for garage doors and the like... just so long as you remember to snug the rails in place. Would hate to think what would happen if you rolled up the garage door and had forgotten :'(

I'll stick with my top of the range 2 nails solution. That's 8 rails hanging vertically with the footprint of only 2.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2019, 11:12 AM »
My long rails are almost permanently on the large cutting station, just for breaking down stock sheets, or stored underneath it.
The others are all stored hanging vertically on meat hooks. Very neat and tidy.
I open one end of the hook up a little, this make removing and replacing easy. I have 3-4 rails on each hook.

Works for me.