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Forum topic by greg9999 posted 11-09-2015 01:27 PM 2539 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2015 01:27 PM

Exact T Guide and Mini T Guide in perfect condition. (2) carriers. Once set up properly this makes very accurate cuts on 4×8 sheet goods. The main rail pieces and track bar are 52” in length. Original assembly & use instructions.

See link below which shows an article from Fine Woodworking that discusses this system.

Located in Binghamton NY. Shipping (at a guess) would be in the $30 to $40 range. Could possibly be picked up in the Philadelphia, Syracuse or Rochester areas as we travel to those areas once in a while.

https://books.google.com/books?id=XwS1NO09uBcC&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=exact-t+guide&source=bl&ots=yKABBqZD7j&sig=d-INyH-mSktWoTvKQHhYNAQyQGI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDMQ6AEwA2oVChMIl-qVvMn_yAIVgukmCh2mXQ8B#v=onepage&q=exact-t%20guide&f=false


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#1 posted 11-09-2015 09:04 PM

No price…

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#2 posted 11-11-2015 01:33 AM

Forgot to put the price in- $175 OBO

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#3 posted 04-08-2016 07:51 PM

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 06:21 PM

Is the exac-t-guide still available?

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#5 posted 05-03-2017 01:20 AM

still available. costly to ship

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#6 posted 03-28-2018 09:34 PM

I had one given to me, but I have no Manuel. Pretty easy to figure out the set up, but not sure how the brackets provided are to be placed to secure the skill saw to the guide base. Anyone have any photos that would show a saw attached ?

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#7 posted 03-28-2018 09:48 PM

I’m familiar with the tool. I had one for years,
the whole panel saw setup. It can be very
accurate.

I considered upgrading some of the parts and
corresponded with the maker about it, but he
went out of business before I did anything about
it.

If you post pictures of what you have I can probably
tell you some stuff. The saw brackets on mine were
4 l-shaped pieces of steel with a carriage bolt and a
wingnut. They worked kind of like milling machine
hold-downs.

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#8 posted 03-29-2018 12:40 AM

All 4 of the clamps are shown in the pictures above- they are black with shiny screw heads (the 3rd picture is the clearest view). The circular saw blade drops thru the big slot, the clamps are adjusted and tightened to clamp the saw base plate to the black carrier plate.

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#9 posted 03-29-2018 01:22 AM

I have the tilt-lock table if you’re anywhere
near L.A. I kept it when I sold the rest of
the kit because I thought it would be useful
for a project, but that went another direction.

It’s a ridiculous thing to ship.

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#10 posted 03-29-2018 01:12 PM

Using this tool or one like it(kreg version), don’t you have to assume the factory edge of the plywood sheet is square?

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#11 posted 03-29-2018 06:40 PM

It’s more sophisticated than a rip fence like
the Kreg thing. It has a straight track you
fasten to the edge of a piece of plywood that
you use as a cutting table. It’s more like a
European panel saw or drafting machine.

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#12 posted 03-30-2018 01:48 PM

I actually have the rip guide, and love it.

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#13 posted 04-05-2018 08:05 PM

Hi. I came across this forum while trying to piece together one of these guides that belonged to my father. I see the gentleman named Loren might have some parts to sell? From what I can tell from the old manual, I am lacking the plate to mount the saw to, but have pretty much got everything else. Anyway, I am located in Bakersfield if there are some parts out there.

Thanks,

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#14 posted 04-05-2018 10:53 PM

All I have left is the tilt-lock table.

The early saw plates were molded plastic and
not very flat. They were okay for sawing but for
routing they produced depth variations. Later
the inventor made plates out of flat material
and attached steel widgets to them to lock
onto the rail carriage. With some ingenuity
it’s something you could make yourself.

The base plates shown above lack the steel
attachment to the side that allowed cross-cutting
with the rails. I had the full panel saw system
with the locking shoe on the end of a long guide
rail so you could clamp it down for a 48” crosscut.

I think Festool put the company out of business
when the track saws were introduced to the US
market. Still, the Exact-t-guide can be incredibly
accurate if you have the space for it. It could
square large panels reliably which a track saw
can’t really do quickly. It could cut a back for a
90×44” bookcase or similar large cabinet efficiently
and accurately.

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#15 posted 04-05-2018 11:52 PM

This is all I really have plus a few brackets to hold the saw base down, plus the 2 lengths that the guide runs on. I will build something that works, have a large lathe and Bridgeport in the garage to assist.

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