Festool Guide Rail Hanger

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Project by Shelbdog posted 05-03-2015 07:00 PM 923 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build something to hold my Festool rail so they don’t get damaged or bumped into. I did some looking on Festool’s user group (FOG) and found nothing that really meant my design needs. So I came up with this design that fits right between my wood rack and garage door. The basic design is really just a trough that keeps the rails in place and a capscrew to hold the rails using the supplied hole already on the guide rails. I had some left over cheap 3/4 ply I used to build my wood rack. A french cleat design was used to mount the hanger to my wall. I counterbored the back of the hanger support so the capscrew head did not protrude. I did not want the guide rail hole to wear so I added skrink tubing to the capscrew. Nothing special with joinery, just some simple biscuits and screws along the top.

-- Shelby Strempke - IOWA...GO HAWKS

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#1 posted 05-03-2015 11:05 PM

Great idea for an unused spot in the shop! Might have to “borrow” this idea—-

(Rotated your pic, makes a little more sense now)

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 11:32 PM

Nice solution!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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