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Offline zapdafish

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parrallel guide that clamps the the TS55 question
« on: April 11, 2010, 11:27 PM »
Finally got my TS55, the CT-22 is still on back order but I cant wait, been making sawdust all day and even with a mask, got one heck of a runny nose now. If I give you guys the Woodcraft store # can you put a rush on their back order for me  [big grin]

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/plunge-cut-circular-saws/stops-and-accessories/parallel-guide-491469.html

Whats the max width cut that I can make with one of these?  Wondering if this makes a decent low cost alternative to the parrallel guides that attach to the guide rails.  I've burned a hole in my Credit card getting the TS55 combo and need to let it cool down a few months before firing it up again.


Thanks...Steve

CT22, TS55, Kapex, RO150, Domino, RS 2 E

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: parrallel guide that clamps the the TS55 question
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 11:38 PM »
I can't help you with your backorder, but I can supply data on the other.

The parallel edge guide allows you to cut  11 13/16 inches if mounted one way, 3 3/4 inches if mounted the opposite way.

Peter

Offline Jon Hilgenberg

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Re: parrallel guide that clamps the the TS55 question
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 07:39 AM »
Do a search for "shop made parallel guides" on this site and you'll find some decent alternatives.  I found this one to be not only cheap, but incredibly effective

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/another-home-brewed-parallel-guide/

It's not as elegant as some of the custom-made ones you will find during your search, but as I said, it's effective.

Jon
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Offline zapdafish

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Re: parrallel guide that clamps the the TS55 question
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 10:10 AM »
nice, thanks
CT22, TS55, Kapex, RO150, Domino, RS 2 E