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Offline trebuchet

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Precisio CS table saw and MFT. same height?
« on: January 02, 2021, 08:42 PM »
I´m thinking in one of those table saws for my small shop and since I have one mft and accesories I wonder if they are same height and can be linked to extend the working area

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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Precisio CS table saw and MFT. same height?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 05:35 AM »
They are the same height; 900mm.

They can't be linked very easily though as the profile on the CS is different. There are certainly no standard Festool options to facilitate this. People have come up with various DIY options though to suit their needs, and I'm sure it wouldn't be a deal-breaker for you and you'd be able to do the same.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Precisio CS table saw and MFT. same height?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 05:53 AM »
What Garry said  [smile]

And to fill In: If you buy the CS 70 the LA fence also slides over to the MFT/3, so these are the same width, the CS 50 shares the measure of the CMS-GE.  The CS 70 LA fence can be used as a stand alone on the MFT/3 as well. I have considered this myself for use with the VL table and the router, CMS-OF. But, there’s also the Incra LS which is more flexible.

I have the CS 50, and just love that the other FT tables are at the same height, so any connections can be done very easy, or with a small effort in making an interface of some sort.


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Offline trebuchet

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Re: Precisio CS table saw and MFT. same height?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 10:08 AM »
I'm not familiar with names and references but does the angular fence that comes with the mft/3 fits in any of the tables? 50 or 70?
I didn't know there were so much differences between them with the accesories.

Also what about yours about precission? I have read here some threads where some users don't have a great opinion on the precisio's

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Precisio CS table saw and MFT. same height?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 12:37 PM »
The "angular fence" is the same, albeit some of the components are different sizes; the "fence" itself and the bar connecting it to the head are different in size to the ones from the MFT/3. They are interchangeable between the MFT/3 and the CS so long as the size of the components works for the items you are cutting.

The CS saws are plenty accurate enough. I've personally never got on with the LA Fence on the CS 50 and CMS GE though. It's too fiddly to adjust repeatedly square in my opinion.

Offline Alex

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Re: Precisio CS table saw and MFT. same height?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 01:51 PM »
Those who complain about the Precisio's accuracy compare it to steady cabinet saws where every part weighs 5 times as much. Duh. Some people seem to have a very hard time to understand they are meant to be mobile.

I find my CS 70 Set very accurate. When I got mine used I went over it and found lots of screws in there on many parts that can be adjusted. I tuned it to my satisfaction, and it just works, always. My corners are always 45 degrees exactly.

I like the standard adjustable fence very much, always accurate and can be positioned along all 4 sides of the saw, which comes in very handy. But, like Garry, I don't get along with the LA fence either.  I only use it when cutting bigger pieces, and I took out the fine adjustment as it makes the fence hard to move. It is also difficult to align it straight as front and back brackets can be out of line. But if you care to take the time, you can set it dead straight.