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Offline cortes

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I just came across the woodgrafter's videos on setting up the Incra LS Positioner Fence with the MFT and Festool CMS Router table. For the CMS, Incra Positioner was attached to a Festool crown molding attachment, which was then attached to a VB CMS/CS 50 extension table. I can't find a US source for this extension table and it probably would be in the $500 range if I could. I already have the extension table for the MFT/MW1000. I tried attaching it to the CMS as shown in the first image. There no place for the lower part of the connection mechanism to slot into so the table is pretty loose fitting. It's also too long. Instead I'm thinking of attaching it sideways, which make it short enough with the crown molding attachment on the other side. I could get a piece of aluminum plate and mount the bottom of it to the holes at the bottom of the upper section of the legs. One is shown in the second image just above the rotating section of the leg. The trick is how to attach it at the top with doing any elaborate milling on the aluminum. It would be ideal to just be able to drop it into the v-groove and then attach at the bottom as mentioned above. For the extension table, I could use the T-track and a couple of the connectors that Festool makes. Has anyone done anything like this?

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Offline cortes

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Re: Attaching Incra LS Positioner Fence to Festool CMS Router Table
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 02:24 PM »
Sometimes, I miss the obvious. The CMS-GE comes with a sliding table for making end cuts. Like most Festool tables, it has V grooves on all sides. All I have to do is clamp the crown molding jig to the outside one and I'm set. I've done so in the image. Beneath the table is a knob that can be tightened to prevent the table from sliding. There's also a second hole for another knob and screw to do the same thing.

It's also possible to attach the rail to the back of the router table. The table comes with two captured nuts in the t-slot on the front of the table. You would just have to order two more from Festool and install them on the back of the table. You would have to partially disassemble the table to insert them. One benefit or possibly a necessity, is that with the table and fence mounted to the back of the router table is that the router bit would be turning in the same direction as they would be for the standard Festool fence.

Offline tjskinny

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Re: Attaching Incra LS Positioner Fence to Festool CMS Router Table
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 03:00 AM »
Hi Cortes,

I went through the same exercise with the MW1000 after watching the Woodgrafters videos on the Incra LS positioner.   I didn’t think of using the sliding table mount though, looks intriguing.

I had wondered about using the 1515 ULS profile discussed in post #21 of

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/more-fun-with-8020/

I didn’t do anything with that as I been using the MFT anchored to the GE-CMS but did eventually find a VB-CMS.    Not much help to you but just wanted to say you were not alone trying to incorporate the MW1000 into the idea, and so disappointing the MW1000 extension table didn’t clip into the GE-CMS.