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Quick Tip #9: Work Holding Part 3

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Blog entry by Kent Shepherd posted 10-31-2016 07:59 PM 902 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When it comes to work holding, Festool products are hard to beat. I have the earlier version of the MFT table which is awesome in the shop or as a portable work bench. Using their clamps, I find it very versatile for sanding, routing and other applications. Certainly beats trying to hold with one hand while using a tool with the other. You can even clamp to the side of the table for edge work.


In the last two pictures you see how I use the Festool clamps on a home made straight edge I use for several things. Recently I have been cleaning up the edge on passage doors using a flush trim router bit. Simply mark your line, line up the rail and clamp from the bottom with no clamp on top I n your way! The T-Track is routed into the board. I have several lengths handy since they are I inexpensive and fairly simple to make to make.

I use a T-slot router bit on a router table for this for this. I find it easier to route the middle part first with a 3/8″ straight bit to hog out material. The router table fence can remain in the same position. Sorry about the picture but you should get the idea.

More to come on this subject soon!

Thanks

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