Perhaps you don't know what 'irony' means?Jacob,....If you genuinely dont see the irony then I'm afraid I cant explain it to you as I would just be wasting my time.
Oh dear Jacob!Perhaps you don't know what 'irony' means?
Not at all. You have all answered my question. Thanks for that...... I clearly feel no amount of experience or advice that you've been offered is going to enlighten you.
Not that I've noticed. The Bosch FSN rails simply butted up to each other and the wide connecting bar was snugged up.Do the short track lengths not give compound inaccuracies?
I don't think that'd be quite as accurate. It might not matter though.I still haven't quite got it.
Another question; why not align the track saw with a large T square, then you wouldn't need any of the gubbins at all?
You could make your own with size/angles to suit.
You could make one up as per the Peter Parfit video - with his special rulers if you have them or with a tape otherwise. Would be just as accurate if you follow the same procedure.I don't think that'd be quite as accurate. It might not matter though.
This is madness.1200 - 1400 during the day every day,
That's exactly why I just took the pain and bought the 3m rail too.I eventually got tired of doing this and bought the FS 3000/2 rail since I don't load my tools in a van and travel to a site.
I've got the tracksaw idea OK it was never in doubt. Good idea! I haven't got one so instead I'd either do it carefully against a straight edge (e.g. length of MFC shelving) or rough cut and trim on the TS.The basic by Peter Millard (one of many produced on tracksaws)
You won't be able to use clamps as you have said & you won't be able to lock the dogs in place from the underside of the table but I think that is about all, all the dogs that I have seen fit in the holes but don't poke out the bottom of the table so you should be good there.Wow - been catching up on this thread as I have been considering an MFT style top for my workbench and there’s lot to absorb here. I have a sturdy work bench with a good thick top plus a track saw.
Have been considering a £40 MFT style top for…
1. Accurate 90 (and 45) degree cuts using dogs
2. Sacrificial top (don’t want to cut into my bench top.)
3. Low profile work holding for carving, routing, sanding, etc
One question though, if I place an MFT style top directly onto my bench will the blind holes be a problem? - I appreciate I won’t be able to put a clamp through the holes to act as a hold down clamp but will there be any other limitations? - at least the screws and drill bits won’t fall through
You are only missing something if you have a need for one & as you have determined you don't then you are not missing anything at all lol. Before I buy any new tools I ask myself if it will allow me to do something that I can't currently do, if it will save me time or it it will make the process easier for me.I've got the tracksaw idea OK it was never in doubt. Good idea! I haven't got one so instead I'd either do it carefully against a straight edge (e.g. length of MFC shelving) or rough cut and trim on the TS.
What I haven't got is the need for the dogs and all the kit, boards with holes in, bandoliers full of assorted dogs etc Bench Dogs, Woodworker bench fittings and Fence Dogs expensive clamps, £100 squares and similar as shown on other vids.
It's OK I'm not very interested anyway, I thought I might be missing something but I got the answer to my question.