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Offline GarryMartin

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Festool knobs
« on: May 23, 2013, 03:52 PM »
I've got quite a few "experiments" on the go at the moment revolving around Festool tools, and as much for me to have a record as to share information that takes time to pull together, I'll be documenting a few things as I go along. Today it's Festool knobs!  [blink]

When it comes to Festool knobs that would be useful for attachments and jigs, there are really only three sizes that come into play. Let's call them small knob, large knob, and grip.

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They come in various sizes and shapes, mostly with M6 and M8 screw threads.

Should you want to acquire some for your projects, the following is a list I have compiled of the various options (including current UK GBP pricing).

Small knob

M6 x 10mm (436195) £2.56
M6 x 12mm (438320) £1.72
M6 x 16mm (444633) £1.38
M6 x 23mm (486243) £1.99
M6 x 28mm (436420) £1.99

Large knob

M6 Female (440713) £1.98
M6 x 7mm (481984) £2.18
M6 x 12mm (482098) £2.18
M6 x 16mm (482110) £1.99
M6 x 22.5mm (482934) £ 1.92
M6 x 29mm (486202) £1.85
M6 x 43mm (453067) £2.23
M6 x 70mm (485665) £2.95
M6 x 95mm (485666) £3.12
M6 x 111mm (485667) £3.26

Extra Large knob (not pictured as I don't have one!)

M8 x 21mm (484280) £3.73

Grips

M6 x 35mm (494495) £5.14
M6 x 50mm (492412) £5.14

M8 Female (487555) £4.04
M8 x 12mm (487554) £3.97

You should be able to order all of the above parts via Festool or your local dealer.

Whilst I freely admit they're not the cheapest knobs and grips available, they do all have the Festool logo on them...  [wink]

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Offline some1 like me

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 02:55 PM »
Nicely done.
You could probably get several knobs for price of Festool one, but they wouldn't be Festool ones.


Offline James Metcalf

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 07:58 PM »
With the Large knob you can pop it open and swap to the length of M6 bolt you need.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 11:11 AM »
or add a nut depending what you need the knob for. I have done both as needed.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 06:02 PM »
Awesome list! Thanks for putting this together!
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Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 07:46 PM »
With the Large knob you can pop it open and swap to the length of M6 bolt you need.

How do you open these up to replace the bolt length?

Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 07:55 PM »
So much innuendo so little time.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 08:39 PM »
How do you open these up to replace the bolt length?

There’s a small hole/slot opening in the knob, put in a small screwdriver and pop it open.

Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2020, 09:44 PM »
How do you open these up to replace the bolt length?

There’s a small hole/slot opening in the knob, put in a small screwdriver and pop it open.

Ok. I have a couple of the 482110 knobs, which according the post above should be the large knob. I don’t see any hole on it to pop it open and replace the bolt. Any ideas?

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 02:41 AM »
How do you open these up to replace the bolt length?

There’s a small hole/slot opening in the knob, put in a small screwdriver and pop it open.

Ok. I have a couple of the 482110 knobs, which according the post above should be the large knob. I don’t see any hole on it to pop it open and replace the bolt. Any ideas?

These knobs are made out of two pieces that have a snap lock to hold them together. Check the knob and you will see that there is a recess along whole diameter. In one place there is deeper recess. Take a flat screwdriver, insert it until it will reach an inside stop and twist it. It will pop open your knob and you will get access to the screw.

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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 05:26 AM »
Not the exact same knob, but you should get the idea. There is a line around the circumference of the knob where the two pieces separate, and at one point on that circumference, you will see a slot into which you can insert a small blade to pop the cover off. Circled in red.


Offline ben_r_

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 01:42 PM »
Not the exact same knob, but you should get the idea. There is a line around the circumference of the knob where the two pieces separate, and at one point on that circumference, you will see a slot into which you can insert a small blade to pop the cover off. Circled in red.

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Yep, those are the little slits I have in mine too.
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Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2020, 02:09 PM »
I guess I can’t do that with my knob. It’s a large knob, according to the part number at the top of this post, but it doesn’t have that slot.




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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2020, 02:24 PM »
@Jason.L.Hagen Apologies; hadn't caught the significance of the wording. No, you can only pop the top off the "grips". You can't do that with the large knobs.

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2020, 02:24 PM »
Oh yeah! This is a different beast indeed :)

How much longer/shorter of a knob you need? Maybe I have some that will fit your need and I can deliver.

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Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2020, 02:30 PM »
I need (4) M6x30mm knobs. I am making an attachment for my Vac Sys so I brought the part numbers that were shown in the Festool drawing but the screws I got are too short. Either the part numbers are wrong or they changed them since the drawing was issued. The ones I received are 15mm in length. I’ve got to go thru (2) 1/2” plywood and the nut is 9mm. So I’m thinking 30mm or so should be a good length to hold it to the side of my MFT table. I tried calling Festool yesterday and was transferred around for almost 3 hours and got no assistance.


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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 02:38 PM »
I need (4) M6x30mm knobs. I am making an attachment for my Vac Sys so I brought the part numbers that were shown in the Festool drawing but the screws I got are too short. Either the part numbers are wrong or they changed them since the drawing was issued. The ones I received are 15mm in length. I’ve got to go thru (2) 1/2” plywood and the nut is 9mm. So I’m thinking 30mm or so should be a good length to hold it to the side of my MFT table. I tried calling Festool yesterday and was transferred around for almost 3 hours and got no assistance.


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In this case it will be much faster if you get them from Mcmaster because M6 knobs are widely available and very well priced.
These below are of very good quality.

https://www.mcmaster.com/59625K12/

Just confirm the Length of the stud (other stud length are available too) and knob head clearance ( these above have 57mm head diameter and 20mm head height.


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Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2020, 02:39 PM »
I think I have room for those on the side of my mount. Here is what I’m making.


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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2020, 03:25 PM »
Oh yes, you have plenty of clearance there.
The knobs I have referred to above will work for you.


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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2020, 04:36 AM »
Either the part numbers are wrong or they changed them since the drawing was issued. The ones I received are 15mm in length. I’ve got to go thru (2) 1/2” plywood and the nut is 9mm. So I’m thinking 30mm or so should be a good length to hold it to the side of my MFT table. I tried calling Festool yesterday and was transferred around for almost 3 hours and got no assistance.

A few other people have had the same issue. It's suggested that 486202 is the better part number.

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/vac-sys-shop-made-bracket-for-the-mft/msg541859/#msg541859

Offline Banana

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2021, 01:08 PM »
Found this thread through an image search and had a follow up question:

Does anyone know if there is an internal physical difference between the #487555 (female) and the #487554 (male) Grips ?

I.e.  - Can both be opened?  Are both the same inside in that you can either slip in a hex bolt head or instead drop in a hex nut?  Or is the hex sleeve different internally (like perhaps the female grip uses a square nut?).

Many thanks.


Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2021, 05:46 AM »
Does anyone know if there is an internal physical difference between the #487555 (female) and the #487554 (male) Grips ?

They're the same. Just to be sure, I pulled the ends of a CMS-OF part and my OF 1010 which use 487555 and 487554 respectively.

Offline Banana

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Re: Festool knobs
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2021, 11:29 AM »
That's great!  Thank you for taking the time to check - and for previous parts list as well. 

Have a little jig project and it's hard to find large diameter 'ergonomic' grip knobs anymore in female thread,  the PC 839279 is also an option but I would have to cut off bolt, drill & tap.  After looking around I was surprised to discover that the Festool knobs are configurable while also being inexpensive.