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Festool stuff #11: Simple speed square rail square - easy peasy

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Blog entry by mafe posted 12-09-2020 02:55 PM 2430 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Rail square DIY - can be made for any rail Part 11 of Festool stuff series Part 12: Rail square acrylics DIY - can be made for any rail »

Simple speed square rail square
easy peasy.

A quick and clean, easy peasy, no nonsense rail square.
As I were looking for inspiration, for rail guides on the big www, I saw this clever version, believe it was at Festool owners group, but could not find it again – but thank you to the guy, who came up with this clever idea.
A short rail square is not as precise of course, but for a lot of construction work, it will be plenty and it can be made in a matter of minutes, all you need is a bolt, washer, star knob (wing nut) and a speed square.


That’s it.
18,5 cm / 7 inch speed square mounted on the rail.
Almost too easy, laugh.


Here you see how it works.
Just push it up against the wood you want to cut.


A standard bolt, where two sides are grinded in, to fit the width of the T-track on the rail.
You can also buy a special made bolt.


Just like this.


No drilling needed, just use the angle slot.


Smiles.


Slide it on to the rail, push the square lip hard against the rail edge and tighten the knob.


Work.
I told you it was easy.
You can see the acrylic version, I were working on, on the table, that was what set it all off, this will be next part of the blog.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even straight cuts.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.



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lew

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#1 posted 12-09-2020 05:14 PM

I wish I had your “eye” for designing working devices that are this simple and quick. I always over engineer everything.

Another inspired add-on. Maybe you’ll get hired by the Festool engineering department!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mafe

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#2 posted 12-09-2020 05:20 PM

Thank you Lew, wait until you see my next version, this was where I over engineered big time. Laugh.
I’m retired, so not for hire, love to sleep late, smiles.
Best of my thoughts to you my dear friend.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 12-09-2020 07:30 PM

Nice, Mads! Clever monkey!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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mafe

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#4 posted 12-09-2020 08:38 PM

Hi Dave, thanks.
This one is so easy, it’s almost too easy… laughs.
It was nice to get, this monkey off my back.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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