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MFT3 bevel cut, right side or left side?

by steffen707
posted 12-10-2018 04:40 AM


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#1 posted 12-10-2018 05:14 PM

What the hell is MFT3! Please don’t use abbreviations that are not commonly recognized; makes it difficult to understand your question.

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#2 posted 12-10-2018 06:05 PM

If I’m understanding what you want to do then, why don’t you just use a circular saw hat can bevel the degrees you need and use a straight edge? I have a Festool MFT/3 table and use it all the time for mostly cross cuts and it excels at that. What you are trying to accomplish could be done with simply with a straight edge and circular saw that can do the bevel degrees you need. Hope I have helped in answering your question.

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#3 posted 12-10-2018 06:35 PM



I m new to the MFT3, have not purchased one yet either. I need to do bevel cuts on some wide boards that are too tall to stand up next to the fence of my miter saw. I could lay them down on the base, but my dewalt miter saw doesn t bevel more than 45 degrees.

The trouble is that I need to do 46degree bevel cuts on the right and left side of a board when only the top of the board is straight. The bottom is “live edge” lets call it.

So I can t flip the board against the mft3 fence. I m assuming you can mount the guide rail on the left or right of the fence, and also on the front or the back of the mft?

- steffen707


if you use dogs in the dog holes you can align the guide to different angles, so no need to think of it as an edge fence.

Check out Dave Stanton on youtube for some of the flexibility of using the MFT type tables.

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#4 posted 12-10-2018 07:19 PM



If I’m understanding what you want to do then, why don’t you just use a circular saw hat can bevel the degrees you need and use a straight edge? I have a Festool MFT/3 table and use it all the time for mostly cross cuts and it excels at that. What you are trying to accomplish could be done with simply with a straight edge and circular saw that can do the bevel degrees you need. Hope I have helped in answering your question.

- duc996


The festool track saw is a circular saw, and it can bevel. That’s what i’m trying to do with the MFT /3, as you can dial in the perpendicular saw to board. If i used a straight edge with a normal circular saw, it could be hard to repeatedly cut at perpendicular.

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 07:20 PM


I m new to the MFT3, have not purchased one yet either. I need to do bevel cuts on some wide boards that are too tall to stand up next to the fence of my miter saw. I could lay them down on the base, but my dewalt miter saw doesn t bevel more than 45 degrees.

The trouble is that I need to do 46degree bevel cuts on the right and left side of a board when only the top of the board is straight. The bottom is “live edge” lets call it.

So I can t flip the board against the mft3 fence. I m assuming you can mount the guide rail on the left or right of the fence, and also on the front or the back of the mft?

- steffen707

if you use dogs in the dog holes you can align the guide to different angles, so no need to think of it as an edge fence.

Check out Dave Stanton on youtube for some of the flexibility of using the MFT type tables.

- RobS888


Thanks, i’ll check that out. I’ve watched many of his videos before, just not on the MFT type tables.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#6 posted 12-10-2018 10:51 PM

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#7 posted 12-10-2018 10:52 PM

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#8 posted 12-12-2018 01:26 AM


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- John Smith


Thanks for the explanation. Since I’m not a Festool guy, I wouldn’t know what a MFT/3 is.

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#9 posted 12-12-2018 01:48 AM


What the hell is MFT3! Please don t use abbreviations that are not commonly recognized; makes it difficult to understand your question.

- MrRon


When I don’t know what they are talking about I just move on the the next thread. Or…...I’ve been known to google what ever the abbreviations is. Google is petty smart. :)

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#10 posted 12-12-2018 03:27 AM

sorry. i think i figured it out. if you either mount the track or the fence on the other side of the table, then i can cut the other outside corner.

Essentially i’m trying to cut a piece of wood with a double outside corner to wrap around a column. i’ll post pictures of the whole project when its completed.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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