Author Topic: Festool FS Guide Rail vs Mafell F Guide Rail  (Read 34049 times)

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Offline Yoggoth

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Re: Festool FS Guide Rail vs Mafell F Guide Rail
« Reply #120 on: January 27, 2023, 02:04 AM »
AMS company made an improved universal guide rail.
Compared to Bosch\Mafell rail, it has advantages: it is wider, so you can use it with bench dogs; two additional t-tracks for accessories and ability to use it with Festool style clamps.
Compared to Festool rail: better splinter guard; ability to clamp near the guard if you have Bosch\Mafell style clamp; ability to use superior Bosch\Mafell connectors; but unfortunately no sliding strips; another critical disadvantage: it is 1 mm thicker than Festool rail, so Festool saw will cut into the strip when beveled.

The bad news: It is made in Russia, so you probably can not order it. You might need VPN if you want to visit their web site, and their site is in Russian.


« Last Edit: January 27, 2023, 05:12 PM by Yoggoth »

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Festool FS Guide Rail vs Mafell F Guide Rail
« Reply #121 on: January 27, 2023, 09:14 AM »
AMS company made an improved universal guide rail.
Compared to Bosch\Mafell rail, it has advantages: it is wider, so you can use it with bench dogs; two additional t-tracks for accessories and ability to use it with Festool style clamps.
Compared to Festool rail: better splinter guard; ability to clamp near the guard if you have Bosch\Mafell style clamp; ability to use superior Bosch\Mafell connectors; but unfortunately no sliding strips.

The bad news: It is made in Russia, so you probably can not order it. You might need VPN if you want to visit their web site, and their site in Russian.
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    Sounds like it would be difficult for most to obtain.



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Offline Cheese

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Re: Festool FS Guide Rail vs Mafell F Guide Rail
« Reply #122 on: January 27, 2023, 11:13 AM »
AMS company made an improved universal guide rail.

Interesting...I wonder why they didn't incorporate a glide strip into the top surface? That really is the ONLY thing I don't like about the Mafell rails.

These AMS rails are offered in .1 meter lengths from .5 meter to 4.1 meter. That's a lot of rails. [huh]

Offline Yoggoth

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Re: Festool FS Guide Rail vs Mafell F Guide Rail
« Reply #123 on: January 27, 2023, 05:02 PM »
They have 9 rail types for different saws, and every type in 0.1m increments. Probably they cut long rail as needed when an order arrives. And the price is proportional to length, not to length squared as Festool do  [laughing]