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Offline notenoughcash

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Offline mrB

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 08:41 AM »
Fascinating. Must be licensed, it’s almost an exact copy with a few improvements from the looks of it.

Thanks love their regular guide rails that I now use the most of all my rails with my festool TS.
And from the video there are a couple different sized saws that fit this track. I’m enjoying a lot of Metabo’s choices of late, still enjoying my discounted gen1 Mirka Deros sold in Metabo colours over here.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 10:01 AM »
In the link there is a photo of the guy cutting decking to install on a floating deck sitting on a shingles roof. It looks like the support boards are sitting on adjustable height risers. Is anything like that available in the US?


Offline guybo

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 10:28 AM »
Hi, hd has them, guy

Offline festal

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 11:09 AM »
Hi, hd has them, guy

can you link to it?


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Offline Packard

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 03:04 PM »
It appears that Festool's latest patent filing was in 2015, so you would imagine that it is still in force.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150321374A1/en

Also, I was not aware that the Festool tracks are now made in the USA.  I just found that online.


Offline Spandex

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2021, 09:12 AM »
The longer Metabo KFS rails certainly seem significantly cheaper in the UK than the equivalent Festool FSK. They’re also marginally longer, which is nice… If they’re compatible, that will be very interesting indeed.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 01:38 PM »
It appears that Festool's latest patent filing was in 2015, so you would imagine that it is still in force.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150321374A1/en

Also, I was not aware that the Festool tracks are now made in the USA.  I just found that online.
  I seem to remember that with great fanfare, Festool announced their production line of the Track making at Lebanon IND a few years ago....
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Offline Coen

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2021, 07:24 AM »
Aren't the T slots at different locations? So incompatible?

Offline mrB

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2021, 04:14 PM »
Aren't the T slots at different locations? So incompatible?

Ooh, you might be right actually. My non scientific evaluation below. .

there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline demographic

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2021, 02:41 PM »
Ahh, looks like a fail then.
Still, it's interesting that theres more competition apart from Mafell.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: metabo FSK
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2021, 06:43 AM »
thats all intresting.

mebbie not a HKC and metabo rail then
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
PSC 420 EB, TSC 55 REB, CTL MIDI I