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Old 03-27-2019, 11:43 PM
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You're just making an excuse for the B300.
You want my Square back? Send me a replacement and postage to get mine to you.
No. I see the results and over a decade we had one or two handles cut
by user mistake. we replace them for free and the bridge design stays as is.
perfecto.

same with the square.
simple and even if you drop it you can use it again.

if you post a picture here I can see if you can move it or not.

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Old 03-28-2019, 12:04 AM
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No worries Dino I'm not using a Festool MFT top mine are DIY MFT that are CNC'd and I bought a jig to make my own tables that has been proven to produce a perfectly square hole pattern.

Google Peter Parfitt Parf Guide System Mark 2.

Mike
Mike, thanks for the link.
I know the company and they do offer nice solutions.
The rest is up to you... no magic tool outhere.
When the time comes to trim and square the top..( If needed) I suggest to have some room for adjustments.
How many components the system includes?

Frame?
Top?
Track?
Tools bases aligned to track and all components squared to all others.

Think about "Tunnel Routing and Twin SSRK".
You will enjoy the accuracy and versatility of the SSRK"s.
Think About a Hybrid design of UEG/SSRK and you have the EZ Dream Team.
When I started making the EZ Tools....I had to make few simple EZ tools to do all the cutting-milling and whatever needed.
One time...If you remember the old videos....I had 5 Tools inline.
Planer-router-saws and even a sander. Like a 4-5 head molder but no computers. Only Ez extrusions.

in the NJ shop I had daily or weekly visits by machinists friends ( always bringing coffee)
They was doing GOV, jobs that no CNC's or any machinery was capable to hold the parts and make them EXACT to spec's.
I even had videos ( John, the old machinist guy) making parts that was PERFECT ZERO.
There is no better way than the Dead Wood Concept and EZ for accuracy and production.
If things change and I re-start another shop in NJ....I will use ONLY SIMPLE TOOLS.



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Old 03-28-2019, 10:59 PM
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Mike, even if the holes are square to other holes...
the entire top has to be square to the track.
the top has to be perfect square to the square frame. good luck.

I had one MFT for testing. the top was off by 1/8" in every side.
nothing beats an adjustable top where you can use a simple square
and have a square top.

The EZ-1 don't even have to be square.
But is easily square=able and if you like, use few screws to keep it square while moving around???
For cross cuts...
Only the Track and the fence that you use.
Best to use the fence in front of you to stop the wood from moving
when using the Bridge.
For Rip cuts...
Stops parallel to the track
If this is not easy...use a well calibrated CNC.
I keep getting sidetracked on other projects, but I've been working on adapting the B300 bridge to mount on the Festool MFT, primarily so I can quickly/easily cut dadoes in panels. It's going to require an adapter on each side to mount the black UHMW angle bracketss to the MFT extrusion, and the track can be squared to the hole pattern by using two dogs. Align the track to the holes and tighten to clamp to the MFT extrusion. Then two dogs in the side-to-side direction will locate the panel to be dadoed perpendicular to the track. I may be able to dummy something up by clamping the brackets to the table extrusion to show where I'm going.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:30 AM
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I keep getting sidetracked on other projects, but I've been working on adapting the B300 bridge to mount on the Festool MFT, primarily so I can quickly/easily cut dadoes in panels. It's going to require an adapter on each side to mount the black UHMW angle bracketss to the MFT extrusion, and the track can be squared to the hole pattern by using two dogs. Align the track to the holes and tighten to clamp to the MFT extrusion. Then two dogs in the side-to-side direction will locate the panel to be dadoed perpendicular to the track. I may be able to dummy something up by clamping the brackets to the table extrusion to show where I'm going.
Tom, we retrofit the bridge for the mft and any table.
best to use 2 small sme's. or ssme's
screw them to the festool frame and keep the adjust-ability easy.

But I'm 100% sure that your way works. maybe even better.
I don't know how accurate the mft with holes is but fro woodworking
is fine. Do you have the ez-1> Use the frame and try to follow Mike's way.
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for dadoes the ssrk is best and there is no need for ez-1 or mft.
use the ssrk as a story stick to square it to the panel.
Make sure the panel is square. If not use ez to square it.
exact dado stopped dado fluting M@T and 100 other tasks can be easily done with the ssrk and limit stops.

try the simple way first.

thx

good luck.
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