- 4 Dec 2008
- Reaction score
- Watford, Non S-At, Udon Thailand
Due to the small difference in price I always advise getting the holly rail, even if there is no current needI see that Festool are doing a guide rail with holes already in it. I think for the rail i need to buy, i should get that one.
Not saying I'll mess it up drilling holes in the rail later on But if its already done for you and its not that much a difference between the standard rail- £103, and the pre drilled rail - £123(ebay prices)
The FS1400/2-LR32 rail is a dual-purpose guide rail. You can use this as a conventional guide rail with a Festool circular saw TS-55 or TS-75 for cutting sheet material. The integral splinter guard aligns perfectly with the cut line. This saves time...www.axminstertools.com
drilling a rail yourself is not a simple or easy task. The holly rail holes are not round they are oval to allow slight front to back miss alignment while maintaining side to side accuracy. IMHO the only way to drill your own rail would be on a CNC and even then it won’t be nearly as good as the pre drilled one. I have never heard of anyone drilling a rail themselves.