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Offline mcooley

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MFT-HZ 80 Hold down Clamps
« on: October 16, 2021, 02:34 PM »
Anyone use these yet and are they coming to US market?

https://www.festool.com/products/new-products/new-products/577132---mft-hz-80

Thanks
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Offline squall_line

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 02:49 PM »
Those are part of the new Clamping Set that Festool released in the EU.

Knowing our luck in North America, it'll go one of three ways:

-We'll never see them
-They'll be a "limited edition" set, with only 2 or 3 per retailer imported into North America, and they'll be impossible to find
-The remaining stock will be sent to North America when they're superseded by something else

And even though they're no a power tool, they're limited from export by Festool's dealership embargo agreements.

Offline mcooley

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 03:45 PM »
I suppose some things don't change or evolve.

It's a simple enough design for someone else to do and offer here etc.

But like so many possible accessories -- we'd all love to see get made -- most never make it let alone from the EU to here.

Offline rocky100370

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 06:44 AM »
One of my gripes about Festool not hard to offer same products in USA as Euro market.

Offline tsmi243

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 07:56 AM »
I have the knock-offs from Banggood- they're surprisingly nice.  $15/ea.

Offline MaineShop

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 08:26 AM »
I really want these clamps in my workflow, will happily buy them when and if they hit the states. However in the meantime thanks for the heads up on the knock offs.

Online woodferret

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 10:37 AM »
I have the knock-offs from Banggood- they're surprisingly nice.  $15/ea.

I'm having a hard time searching for them.  Any suggestions on keywords?  Thanks.

Offline MaineShop

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 11:02 AM »
I found them by searching 20mm clamp woodworking, They look like they are prob not as good as the festool in that the clamping pad might not conform to the clamped face plane as good with the metal vs what I am assuming is structural nylon on the festool. Specifically the metal sheet that hold the clamping pad may not flex as much to conform to the face angle. the Also the textured face of the dog may wear the dog hole some although not if it fits tight. They do look very well made. I am gonna give them a chance.

Offline Chainring

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 12:01 PM »
Hooked on Wood, a YouTube channel, did a review of them recently and he has links.

Offline tsmi243

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2021, 02:12 PM »

Offline fritter63

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2022, 12:15 PM »

Offline tigrt

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2022, 06:23 AM »
It seems to be a good tool, I checked some YouTube videos. I'm thinking of ordering too.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2022, 09:27 AM »
@tigrt welcome to FOG!  Lots of good people and good advice around here.

It seems to be a good tool, I checked some YouTube videos. I'm thinking of ordering too.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2022, 10:16 AM »
I suppose some things don't change or evolve.

It's a simple enough design for someone else to do and offer here etc.

But like so many possible accessories -- we'd all love to see get made -- most never make it let alone from the EU to here.

Anyone can do their own knockoff, but don't expect it to be offered here.  That would be against the guidelines and frankly just not cool.  Offering your product for sale on the originator's website?  Nobody would allow that.

Peter Halle - Moderator

Offline squall_line

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2022, 10:37 AM »
I suppose some things don't change or evolve.

It's a simple enough design for someone else to do and offer here etc.

But like so many possible accessories -- we'd all love to see get made -- most never make it let alone from the EU to here.

Anyone can do their own knockoff, but don't expect it to be offered here.  That would be against the guidelines and frankly just not cool.  Offering your product for sale on the originator's website?  Nobody would allow that.

Peter Halle - Moderator

I'm not @mcooley , but I took the "here" to mean "the royal here", as in the US/North America, rather than directly "here on the FOG".  That's based on the final sentence "make it from the EU to here", as well as the previous post from me whinging about limited availability of these non-powered tools in the US compared to Europe.

Speaking of, my "part of a limited edition set with very few per retailer provided" seems to have come true on this particular offering.  [doh]

Offline simnick

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2022, 04:15 PM »
https://www.axminstertools.com/us/festool-mft-hz-80-lever-clamp-for-mft-mw1000-108325?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD

Axminster is awesome and they ship to  the U.S. , Free IIRC.

You know that’s not true, right? Axminster refuses to ship any Festool tools to the US. Same for any dealer in Europe following Festool rules.

This is why we are annoyed. We can’t buy it without elaborate workarounds.

Offline demographic

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2022, 09:06 AM »
https://www.axminstertools.com/us/festool-mft-hz-80-lever-clamp-for-mft-mw1000-108325?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD

Axminster is awesome and they ship to  the U.S. , Free IIRC.

You know that’s not true, right? Axminster refuses to ship any Festool tools to the US. Same for any dealer in Europe following Festool rules.

This is why we are annoyed. We can’t buy it without elaborate workarounds.

To be fair, I've been waiting for over a month for a replacement depth adjustment turret to go on the Festool router I bought secondhand and there doesn't seem to be much action on it bappening anytime soon. Thats in the UK so I'm not sure if its Brexit related though.
Those sunlit uplands with loads of unicorns grazing on them seem to be more of a memory than a future possibility nowadays.

Offline tigrt

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Re: MFT-HZ 80
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2022, 01:56 AM »
@tigrt welcome to FOG!  Lots of good people and good advice around here.

It seems to be a good tool, I checked some YouTube videos. I'm thinking of ordering too.

SoonerFan thanks, nice to be here  ;)