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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Ask Festool => Topic started by: 223nbecker45 on July 11, 2014, 05:48 PM

Title: Mft3 and router table
Post by: 223nbecker45 on July 11, 2014, 05:48 PM
My neighbor has the mft3 and cms-ge and wants to know if the can attach to each other? The catalog says they are the same height.
Title: Re: Mft3 and router table
Post by: Festool USA on July 11, 2014, 09:09 PM
Welcome to the forum. No, they cannot be joined. The profiles do not align properly.
Title: Re: Mft3 and router table
Post by: neeleman on July 12, 2014, 04:46 AM
You can only attach the MFT/3-VL to the MFT/3 and use it as a router table because it has the same profile and only has two legs so that it doesn't interfere with the MFT/3 legs.
But I think it's sold in the USA together only with the router set CMS-OF as CMS VL Basic or Set.
(http://www.gerschwitz.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/407x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/9/495510.jpg)
Title: Re: Mft3 and router table
Post by: Sparktrician on July 12, 2014, 09:16 AM
If it's that much of an issue, your neighbor could make a pair of custom clamping brackets to join the CMS-GE to the MFT/3.  Pretty straightforward project. 

Title: Re: Mft3 and router table
Post by: 223nbecker45 on July 12, 2014, 12:18 PM
Thank you for your answers.  Great people and great tools, I'm going to like it here.
Title: Re: Mft3 and router table
Post by: richk on July 12, 2014, 01:32 PM
I've thought about using the precision plate for Incra positioner http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/it's-finally-here-the-precision-plate-for-incra-positioners!!/msg310719/#msg310719  (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/it's-finally-here-the-precision-plate-for-incra-positioners!!/msg310719/#msg310719)  on the MFT/3 and linking the mft to the router table using some variation of 8020 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/more-fun-with-8020/msg284260/#msg284260 (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/more-fun-with-8020/msg284260/#msg284260)) or some custom woodwork as suggested above.

I'm sure others have been down this road. If so, please let us know how it works...

RichK