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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements => Topic started by: Richard/RMW on October 12, 2019, 07:25 PM

Title: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Richard/RMW on October 12, 2019, 07:25 PM
This has been on the project list for a long time. Originally I was going to make it free-standing, later I decided to find a way to fit it inside the shop footprint. After spending an hour rummaging thru the 80/20 boneyard today I found some pieces that added up to a Version 1.0 attempt. Ripping:

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Crosscutting, where I'll use the 3rd set:

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Basic setup:

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Hardware for one set:

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4 screws hold them together. Disassembled the hardware be slid along the work surface for storage:

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This setup uses the 1515 sacrificial cutting thingies I already have, they get used constantly. I seldom cut on the MFT surface anymore, mostly I just plop a couple of these on the work surface and use the Rip Guides or TSO square for everything.

Full disclosure: I haven't attempted a cut yet. There is enough length to rip a full sheet of ply, I made up 3 sets of hardware and hope to try it out tomorrow.

RMW
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: TSO Products on October 12, 2019, 08:56 PM
@Richard/RMW - I see the wizard of Small is at it again - showiung everyone what is possible in the smallest of spaces - NIFTY ! !

Hans
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: neilc on October 13, 2019, 11:15 PM
I made your 1515 extensions years ago and use them.  This is a nice addition to that idea.

Great work and inventiveness!
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: RightAngleDesign on October 14, 2019, 10:37 AM
Thoroughly cool!
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Richard/RMW on December 22, 2019, 08:04 PM
Finally got a chance to use this setup, I'm thinking it's a keeper in some form. I handles breaking down 4 by 4 sheets with no problem (whacked in half @ HD to fit in the SUV).

Made the first cut 10mm oversized, set the guides to finished width for the second rip then rotated the first rip & trimmed off the factory edge to bring it to final size.

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It's surprisingly comfortable to use in this orientation, I was concerned about it being awkward but with the guides clamped to the sheet the saw is very stable.

Repositioned the pins to a comfortable height and made the crosscuts to length.

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Biggest immediate benefit is the main worksurface remains open instead of needing to use it for cutting sheet goods. I can leave the cutting setup in place and keep working on the project. This is a huge thing in a tiny workspace.

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Next is figuring out some stops for repeat cuts and integrated clamps to speed up the process but overall I'm encouraged.

RMW
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Luthier40 on December 24, 2019, 09:11 AM
Brilliant idea...gets me a thinking...hummm
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Mario Turcot on December 24, 2019, 09:38 PM
Well done Richard, it's amazing what you can do with little  [thumbs up]

Brilliant idea...gets me a thinking...hummm

 [welcome] to the FOG for your uh! first post  [big grin]
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Cut Once on January 17, 2020, 01:35 AM
I really like seeing the clever innovation of a project like this...  Keep em coming!

Could you tell me details about the hardware you used to fasten the sacrificial wood to the 80/20?  I am also curious what kind of t slot post or bolt you used to fasten the dogs to the 80/20 aluminum extrusion.  I have some 15 series 80/20 in the shop and this project inspires me to be creative.
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Richard/RMW on January 17, 2020, 02:23 PM
I really like seeing the clever innovation of a project like this...  Keep em coming!

Could you tell me details about the hardware you used to fasten the sacrificial wood to the 80/20?  I am also curious what kind of t slot post or bolt you used to fasten the dogs to the 80/20 aluminum extrusion.  I have some 15 series 80/20 in the shop and this project inspires me to be creative.

@Cut Once Hi & welcome to the FOG.  [welcome] Having 80/20 in the shop inspires me to fiddle a lot...

The MDF is just attached using 7/8" countersunk (flat head) socket cap screws, 5/16" or 1/4" with tee nuts. Those round supports are bored/tapped 5/16" and use their drop in stud (https://www.ebay.com/itm/80-20-Inc-15-Series-5-16-18-x-1-25-Drop-In-T-Slot-Stud-3297-N-/332244581574?hash=item4d5b51fcc6). It fits in the slot and then rotates 90 degrees when you tighten it up. They are handy for anything that needs to be moved around a lot.

Thanks,

RMW
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Cut Once on January 18, 2020, 11:30 AM
I really like seeing the clever innovation of a project like this...  Keep em coming!

Could you tell me details about the hardware you used to fasten the sacrificial wood to the 80/20?  I am also curious what kind of t slot post or bolt you used to fasten the dogs to the 80/20 aluminum extrusion.  I have some 15 series 80/20 in the shop and this project inspires me to be creative.

@Cut Once Hi & welcome to the FOG.  [welcome] Having 80/20 in the shop inspires me to fiddle a lot...

The MDF is just attached using 7/8" countersunk (flat head) socket cap screws, 5/16" or 1/4" with tee nuts. Those round supports are bored/tapped 5/16" and use their drop in stud (https://www.ebay.com/itm/80-20-Inc-15-Series-5-16-18-x-1-25-Drop-In-T-Slot-Stud-3297-N-/332244581574?hash=item4d5b51fcc6). It fits in the slot and then rotates 90 degrees when you tighten it up. They are handy for anything that needs to be moved around a lot.

Thanks,

RMW

Thanks for the kind welcome Richard/RMW, this group is full of active members with great information, glad I joined.

Did you make those supports yourself?

Thanks,
Title: Re: 8020/TS 55/Rip Guides/TSO Modular Panel Saw
Post by: Richard/RMW on January 19, 2020, 11:44 AM
I really like seeing the clever innovation of a project like this...  Keep em coming!

Could you tell me details about the hardware you used to fasten the sacrificial wood to the 80/20?  I am also curious what kind of t slot post or bolt you used to fasten the dogs to the 80/20 aluminum extrusion.  I have some 15 series 80/20 in the shop and this project inspires me to be creative.

@Cut Once Hi & welcome to the FOG.  [welcome] Having 80/20 in the shop inspires me to fiddle a lot...

The MDF is just attached using 7/8" countersunk (flat head) socket cap screws, 5/16" or 1/4" with tee nuts. Those round supports are bored/tapped 5/16" and use their drop in stud (https://www.ebay.com/itm/80-20-Inc-15-Series-5-16-18-x-1-25-Drop-In-T-Slot-Stud-3297-N-/332244581574?hash=item4d5b51fcc6). It fits in the slot and then rotates 90 degrees when you tighten it up. They are handy for anything that needs to be moved around a lot.

Thanks,

RMW

Thanks for the kind welcome Richard/RMW, this group is full of active members with great information, glad I joined.

Did you make those supports yourself?

Thanks,

Yep. 80/20 sells the round extrusion as well as the t-studs. Just cut to length & tap.

RMW