Author Topic: What Is Wrong with my $4 MFT Square ?  (Read 9060 times)

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: What Is Wrong with my $4 MFT Square ?
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2018, 02:52 PM »
ahahahhaha you killed meh

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Offline jroth33139

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Re: What Is Wrong with my $4 MFT Square ?
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2018, 07:35 AM »
We can comment all day about squares but the problem is more fundamental and that is the MFT/3 drop down rail wanders. We all consciously or unconsciously adopt... " square twice and cut once." and go on the search for a squaring solution. ($$$) Simple question... Is the installation of the modified TSO GRS-16 solving rail wander? Since, with my Parf Guide System, I have other custom MFT's and the dog clips, I find myself using my MFT/3 less often because of the unreliablity of the drop down rail. I have installed that small plastic add-on to the rail that centers the front pin and that helps but I still have rail wander. What are other solutions to the fundamental problem other than this constant search for the right square?

+1 on the TSO rail clips and dogs. I use the medium sized dogs for 3/4. Foolproof and never not square. It has changed my method of work.

Offline Eden1415

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Re: What Is Wrong with my $4 MFT Square ?
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 04:17 PM »
Not a thing.  However, you may want to get a slop stopper for the rail to keep the rail from wandering.  Easier to use then the rail clips when you are still using the flip up hinge.  Most MDF comes pretty square but it easily ding able in transit. 

 Once you square the table and rail, check the squareness by making some long wide cuts and then flip one of them (end for end & bottom to top) to see how much difference you get.  I used a 2 x 4 sheet of MDF and used the best edges and sides to create mine, which I cut down to 2 x 3.   Then checked the edges for flatness. 

If you want more perfection, get a CNC machine.  This is woodworking not machining metal for .000001 of a inch flatness.