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Bluekingfisher

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I treated myself to a new Makita plunge saw recently to assist with my kitchen fit out. As pleased as I am with the saw and guide rails I noticed on the first cut that the saw body is impeded by the clamps when securing the rail to the work peice. Even my low profile F clamps got in the way.

I eventually got around the problem by using cleats and clamping those but the rail only butted up against the cleat so not completely secure.

I checked the user manual for advice but it told me to screw the rail to the work peice. Call me old fashioned but I didn't want to drill holes in my ali rails.

How do those more experienced users secure the rail to the timber?

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Paul Chapman

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Mafell and Festool sell clamps for use with their rails which don't get in the way (but they are a bit expensive). I assumed all the manufacturers sold clamps to fit their rails........

Cheers :wink:

Paul
 

m1ke_a

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Dunno if this will help but I got an adapter for my Makita 1/2" router that fits Festool tracks. - A bit of reverse logic would suggest the Festool clamps will fit Mak tracks?
 
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