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Offline Dick Mahany

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Veritas Fence Guide Dog for MFT
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:11 PM »
I've grown tired of the Festool plastic clamp brackets not reliably holding my MFT 3 fence in position.  I'm also not going to go the two-protractor route that works well for some due to space constraints and cost.

I found these relatively inexpensive anodized aluminum dogs from Lee Valley that have a flat milled on the upper body.  A quick cross drilling on the drill press for an M6 bolt and nut yielded a solid and simple solution.  Now I just need to locate a couple of holes further back on the top to give a little more cross cut capacity.



(They are called Large Surface Dogs and catalog no.    05G49.06)
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 01:55 PM by Dick Mahany »

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Offline box185

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Re: Veritas Fence Guide Dog for MFT
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 08:08 PM »
I know some people are averse to adding holes in their bench, but I put an Incra Fence behind the 20 mm holes - using the back side of the bench dogs as a reference for the front of the fence. The Incra Fence is attached to the top with a few T-bolts in the bottom side T-tracks on the Incra Fence. The location of the holes for the T-bolts is not critical to the positional accuracy of the fence. This seems to be an easy way to gain some additional cross-cut capacity.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 08:10 PM by box185 »

Offline cubevandude

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Re: Veritas Fence Guide Dog for MFT
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 08:09 AM »
Do you have a link to the dogs you used.  All I can find is the Kit and I wouldn't call it inexpensive ;).
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/Page.aspx?p=70681&cat=1,43838,43845

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Veritas Fence Guide Dog for MFT
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 08:27 AM »
Do you have a link to the dogs you used.  All I can find is the Kit and I wouldn't call it inexpensive ;).
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/Page.aspx?p=70681&cat=1,43838,43845

Here you go........Veritas Surface Dogs

Offline thedevme

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Re: Veritas Fence Guide Dog for MFT
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 01:39 PM »
I ordered Fence dogs from this company - https://benchdogs.co.uk and I will be using the Incra Fence system