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Forum topic by OmegaRed posted 10-03-2012 11:28 AM 1502 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OmegaRed

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10-03-2012 11:28 AM

I was watching this youtube video, and noticed a pretty cool clamp. He has a work table that is perforated, with a clamp that somehow hooks in the table and can be moved around really easily. Looks useful. Thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw4LoecxxmQ

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#1 posted 10-03-2012 12:02 PM

Festool MFT
Lots of home brews online

They do look useful.

Grid of 20mm holes allows squarin or 45* clamping with aftermarket dogs. Google QWAS Dogs.

In the discussions, Users will lavish love on them. Haters will hate on them.

Like all festool stuff, they are spendy.

As it ever was.

-- Dave, Oak Park, IL

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#2 posted 10-03-2012 12:15 PM

Cool, I’ll check that out. Thanks Dave

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#3 posted 10-03-2012 02:20 PM

http://www.festoolusa.com

Festool rocks. There’s a vacuum clamp system also.
Some use the MFT3 and incorporate the vacuum
system on the top of the MFT3.

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 12:45 AM

Festool adoptee here, take my comments with the assumption that I see the world through the blue and green colored glasses:

Note that it’s possible to buy the drilled MDF separate from the rest of the system. The clamps are awesome, everything integrates nicely with the MFS router template system, the table (even though I use the older MFT 1080 system) is great, the I can do without a tablesaw in my shop, but if you want to just use dogs and homemade clamps you can buy the table top as a replacement part.

Just in case you’re ever tempted to try to drill out something like that yourself. I did a pair of drawer bottoms with reposition ble sections with a 2’ by 2’ grid of ¼” holes once, and damn that was a long day. Think long and hard about how you’re going to drill it out yourself if you look at the price and say “(*&^%$# that’s expensive!”.

Or find a friend with a CNC router to drill one out for you.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 12:06 PM

I will definitely look into those options. Thanks for the help fella’s.

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 12:32 PM

I have a clamp like that that was purchased some years ago from Kreg as part of their pocket hole joining system.
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#7 posted 10-05-2012 01:52 PM

+1 for Dan.

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 05:36 PM

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