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Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2019, 12:42 AM »
Thanks, Euclid! I put Angle Madness in a corner; I refuse to work on it off-camera. Some remodeling snowballed so I'm trying to finish that off before completing Angle Madness, which will be on camera. Fortunately, the project name lets me use the excuse that I caught the madness...

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Paul-Marcel: thank you for all the videos you've done in the past - I've found them entertaining, informative and inspiring.
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Offline travisj

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2019, 10:01 PM »
I have mine hanging vertically. I put up a strip of plywood and used screws to hang from the factory holes in the rails.  The heads of the small socket head Kreg screws fit perfectly.


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Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2019, 06:06 AM »
Not very visible, but I made some flexible storage for the rails using a French cleat system.
The cleats can be moved from left to right to fit several length rails.
Each "cleat" can hold 3 rails

Offline duburban

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2019, 08:41 PM »
Not very visible, but I made some flexible storage for the rails using a French cleat system.
The cleats can be moved from left to right to fit several length rails.
Each "cleat" can hold 3 rails

I don't trust myself to store them in the weak axis like that, I could destroy them all simultaneously.
helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard

me: exactly, it makes simple cuts complicated and complicated cuts simple

Offline Df1k1

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2019, 07:59 AM »
 Originally thought of putting it on my garage but was getting a little too cluttered. Simply attach to the wall works fine for me

Offline LeeGinAZ

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2019, 04:36 PM »
I welded up these ceiling brackets to store mine.  The shorter ones are just some 1/8" x 1.5" flat bar bent in sort of a J shape with rubbler lining to protect the rails.  The 3000mm rail sits across several another type of bracket I welded out of 1 1/2" x 1/2" rectangular tubing, again with rubber cemented to the top to protect the rail.  Both are handy for me, yet out of the way and protected from damage.

Offline Joort

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2019, 01:14 PM »
Hi guys,

New on this forum. Nice to read the messages and see the pictures. Here is how I store my guide rails. I have a small garage with ample space (Amsterdam). I have 2 guide rails that I can easily store at the bottom-side of my self-made wood storage.
I made 2 beech clamps to hold each rail in place (when they are "asleep").
When I'm actively using them, a simple hook allows me to hang the rails in between sawing.
Let me know if this is unclear ;-)
Festool, Makita and Klemmsia

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2019, 02:57 PM »
 [welcome] Joort, that's a nice setup  [thumbs up]
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Offline Joort

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2019, 05:14 AM »
And here are my rail clamps, readily available.

Off-topic: It also shows one of my mostly used tools: a klemmsia clamp. I would buy stocks of the company and give as a present to all of you guys if I could....
Swedish quality. Sometimes very unpractical, because you need 2 hands or good skills to clamp.
But is is so versatile, so powerful and so simple.... The cork does not move, is square (rather than round) and because the clamps are square too, you can clamp another clamp on it..... Let me know if you want to see more pictures (and accessoiries!!)
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Offline demographic

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2019, 08:26 AM »
I made a box using 12mm plywood as spacers which allows the rail to slide into the box and 6mm between eaxk rail and on the outside.
Still got to add another layer so it carries three rails and attach it to inside of my van. Oh and when its done I'll do a cut so all the edges are tidied up.
I used a holecutter to make holes so the rails dont get stuck in there and I can get my fingers in as needed.

Offline harry_

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2019, 07:16 PM »
I would show you but too many would cry  [scared]
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2019, 05:10 AM »
I made a box using 12mm plywood as spacers which allows the rail to slide into the box and 6mm between eaxk rail and on the outside.
Still got to add another layer so it carries three rails and attach it to inside of my van. Oh and when its done I'll do a cut so all the edges are tidied up.
I used a holecutter to make holes so the rails dont get stuck in there and I can get my fingers in as needed.


That's a nice solution for someone who has to take their rails on the road. Do you plan to add a Velcro strap or other closure on the open end to prevent the rails from sliding out during transit or has that nor been an issue so far.
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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2019, 12:56 PM »
That's a nice solution for someone who has to take their rails on the road. Do you plan to add a Velcro strap or other closure on the open end to prevent the rails from sliding out during transit or has that nor been an issue so far.

With the awsome G forces experienced within my Toyota Hiace van, erm... I cant say its been an issue.
Its a snug fit so they don't really move about.

Offline Stunt

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2019, 01:44 AM »
In my van taken last summer. I've since drilled a ¼" hole and put a dowel through the rail holes to hold the rails in place.


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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2019, 03:30 AM »
In my van taken last summer. I've since drilled a ¼" hole and put a dowel through the rail holes to hold the rails in place.

I was thinking of maybe using a variation on that (much wider slot though) to hold my rail box thing, that way I can remove the entire box and carry my rails onto site. It doesn't even need to be full length, just the ends to hold the box in place.
Some sites are better than others and on some I can trust the people around me, thats not always the case and some people are denser than others.

The rail bags Festool supplies only seem capable of keeping dust and paint off the rails whilst giving Festool a massive advertising space so if I can't make something better myself I might as well just pack my tools up and give in. I do own one of the bags but thats cos it was cheaper to buy thana case for my air rifle [big grin]

Offline Stunt

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2019, 01:07 PM »
In my van taken last summer. I've since drilled a ¼" hole and put a dowel through the rail holes to hold the rails in place.

I was thinking of maybe using a variation on that (much wider slot though) to hold my rail box thing, that way I can remove the entire box and carry my rails onto site. It doesn't even need to be full length, just the ends to hold the box in place.
Some sites are better than others and on some I can trust the people around me, thats not always the case and some people are denser than others.

The rail bags Festool supplies only seem capable of keeping dust and paint off the rails whilst giving Festool a massive advertising space so if I can't make something better myself I might as well just pack my tools up and give in. I do own one of the bags but thats cos it was cheaper to buy thana case for my air rifle [big grin]

After seeing your box I was thinking of doing exactly what you are suggesting. Doubt I'll ever take the box out but having the option is nice.
Mine was made on the fly with some extra solid bamboo counter scraps. Until I have a longer rail and time I don't foresee me building anything different but now I have a direction.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2019, 02:05 PM »
For travel, I use a product called”sport tube” Originally made for the snow ski community,  I switch back and forth from my spear fishing gear and rails.
I can put multiple rails and a batterley connector. And it has wheels.
Sporttube.com
Cheers, Charlie



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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2019, 03:01 PM »

After seeing your box I was thinking of doing exactly what you are suggesting. Doubt I'll ever take the box out but having the option is nice.
Mine was made on the fly with some extra solid bamboo counter scraps. Until I have a longer rail and time I don't foresee me building anything different but now I have a direction.

Mines not exactly proceeding at a pace, it depends on what offcuts I get on site and having a day when I've  got some spare time to glue and screw another layer on. Plus its not tidy yet, I'll neaten it up when the last layer for the 1080 rail is on. Forgot to mention but I also left a bit out of the end just in case I got one stuck and needed to poke it out with a half inch ply ripping.
They come out ok though, just enough resistance so they  zidon't slide about all the time but I wasn't sure at first.
The rails are 1400mm long so the box goes behind the bulkhead across the back of my van..
I plan on making a box up for my HKC FSK420 crosscut rail but I'll make the box up then cut it in half (old joiners toolbox style) then add hinges so it opens up like a clamshell. That way I can maybe fit some other related items in the box.
Got some bits of wood kicking about but need some more 6mm ply as well.
I'll get around to it at some point but there's also something that Ive been making for my 1800 level, I could do with adding something for my long Trend hinge jig so they arent clattering about in the back of the van.

I don't have much space and I also put motorbikes in there sometimes, plus I sometimes sleep in the back if I go to mates outdoor parties so its all got to be fairly modular.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2019, 05:27 PM »
For travel, I use a product called”sport tube” Originally made for the snow ski community,  I switch back and forth from my spear fishing gear and rails.
I can put multiple rails and a batterley connector. And it has wheels.
Sporttube.com
Cheers, Charlie



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Can you check that link? It did not look like a products type site.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2019, 06:17 PM »
When mobile, mine are in the holdall, when in the workshop, they are hung on meat hooks, that go into screw in eyelets.
They are perfectly safe, and easy to remove and replace onto the hooks.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2019, 07:49 PM »
For travel, I use a product called”sport tube” Originally made for the snow ski community,  I switch back and forth from my spear fishing gear and rails.
I can put multiple rails and a batterley connector. And it has wheels.
Sporttube.com
Cheers, Charlie



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Can you check that link? It did not look like a products type site.

Sportube.com
Try that
Thanks, Charlie


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Offline Kevin C.

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2019, 09:30 PM »
I keep a couple tracks up on the ceiling in my work trailer. They're well supported, have never slid out and in case the short one goes in first there is a groove cut in the bottom so you can  slide it out no problem.

Offline White

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2019, 12:44 PM »
I also have chosen to hang my track rails on a wall in my little shop.  I have 10'-6" clearance below the roof trusses (no ceiling) so it was easy to install some screws into the 5/8" plywood siding and hang the rails out of the way.  There is no deflection even on the 10 foot rail when using it.
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Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2019, 05:29 PM »
Here is my attempt

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2019, 09:48 PM »
@blaszcsj This is genius, I love it :)
Mario

Offline Jolly

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2019, 04:24 AM »
I simply nailed in some birch ply strips on the wall, and tracks sit on them with foam cushion, peacefully, with some help of the toggle clamps ;-)

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Offline DonFrambach

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2019, 01:13 AM »
I hang my two connected 55" guide rails from the 12' high wall of my shop:


I just posted a separate thread describing the details:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/long-guiderail-storage-solution-(for-me-at-least)/

Offline GilbertV

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2019, 12:18 AM »
Here's  my solution.


Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2019, 12:43 AM »
@gvega9889@gmail.com   You don’t have enough clamps  [wink]
I can see a couple of bare patches of wall in the middle.

Offline GilbertV

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Re: Show how you store your track saw guide rails
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2019, 12:55 AM »
@gvega9889@gmail.com   You don’t have enough clamps  [wink]
I can see a couple of bare patches of wall in the middle.

I agree!  Still buying.  What I really need though is more Festools.