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03-02-2015 04:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: festool mft

So for the last several weeks i have been trying to get my hands on an MFT hardware kit (494070), but it appears it has been discontinued. Anybody know if they will make a hardware kit available for the MFT/3? Anybody willing to part with theirs?

Thanks,
Charlie

-- Charlie


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#1 posted 03-03-2015 01:44 AM

This SUPPLIER still shows it avilable and assume it is in stock.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 01:50 AM

No. They don’t have it. I tried 5 different online retailers. No joy

-- Charlie

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 01:52 AM

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#4 posted 03-04-2015 07:51 PM

I talked to Bob. He was very helpful, but he did not have one in stock either. Looks like i am out of luck finding a new one and will need to source something used.

-- Charlie

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#5 posted 03-04-2015 08:06 PM

http://www.festoolubershop.com/products/494070

Try there. It says in stock and an official Festool Dealer.

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#6 posted 03-04-2015 09:00 PM

Do you have the 800 setup or the MFT/3 because the parts aren’t all interchangeable.

As explained here some parts are machined differently.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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#7 posted 03-04-2015 09:10 PM

If anybody knows, somebody here will know.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 03-04-2015 09:22 PM

I don’t have an MFT. I am planning on building a larger one and adapting the parts to it. The MFT/3 is too small for my needs (in the shop, i don’t do site work much anymore) otherwise i would just buy an MFT/3 and call it done.

-- Charlie

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#9 posted 03-05-2015 03:14 AM



I don t have an MFT. I am planning on building a larger one and adapting the parts to it. The MFT/3 is too small for my needs (in the shop, i don t do site work much anymore) otherwise i would just buy an MFT/3 and call it done.

- chazmclean

I made my own “MFT-style” workbench. I CNC’d my own top and built a simple frame. I decided to use Qwas dogs and Qwas rail dogs, and not use the MFT method of “crosscutting”. I do plan to add some drawers and a vise, but wanted to test the concept first, so I kept the workbench simple.

If you have not checked out the Paulk workbench, Google it. Ron Paulk offers plans for his bench, and also sells the plans. I almost built it, but did not need the portability. It a really a nice design.

Mine is pictured on my “shop” page.

-- Lee

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#10 posted 03-05-2015 03:32 AM

TimberMagic’s MFT is happening, good job!

For those that don’t know there’s a 45 degree matrix built in the MFT top
as well.

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#11 posted 03-05-2015 02:36 PM

Lee,
Your table is very similar to what I am planning. I assume you have horizontal framing (along the short axis) What is the spacing on those? Any issues with the top staying flat?

I have seen the Ron Paulk design, and i like it very much. I intend to build one of those for my garage, where i do my welding/metal working and need to be able to break it down. But for the basement shop, my plan is a full 4’x8’ assembly table MFT-style.

Charlie

-- Charlie

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#12 posted 03-05-2015 02:49 PM

If you’re building the top from scratch here is an excellent video from a very talented kid using the LR32 system and the 20mm boring bit and the 1010 router.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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#13 posted 03-05-2015 02:57 PM

Nick,
Thanks. I don’t have the LR32. I am planning on using the pegboard method. I ordered a 20mm bit. So with the pegboard, i have a 4 inch center spacing instead of the 96mm that the LR32 would give but that is fine for my purposes.

—Charlie

-- Charlie

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#14 posted 03-05-2015 03:05 PM

If you were ever on the fence about the LR32 system it seems expensive but is worth the investment if you can swing the price tag the spacing and alignment help if you need that sort of thing often it is an extremely large help and time savings at least that is how I feel anyway.

Good luck with your build I to am planning to build a large scale MFT workbench as soon as this cold breaks and I can feel my fingers longer then 30 minutes in my garage.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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