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Offline RightAngleDesign

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Screw clamp compatibility
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:50 PM »
Hello. Does any one know whether the Mafell screw clamp is the same as the Festool screw clamp? I Googled it and the result showed me a Home Depot page with the Bessey version of the Festool clamp. It's clearly identical to the Festool screw clamp.

I'm trying to determine for sure if the Mafell clamp has the same dimensions where you would slip it into the saw guide. I'm a bit confused because the Mafell site says it works with their tracks but their slots look smaller than the slots in Festool saw guides.

Thanks very much,
Rob
Kapex, Domino, multiple sanders, 1400, LR32, TS55

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Offline Svar

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Re: Screw clamp compatibility
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 03:10 PM »
Mafell clamp fits into Festool track, but not vice versa. On Mafell clamps part that goes into the slot is thin. They are not good for all purpose clamping.

Offline RightAngleDesign

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Re: Screw clamp compatibility
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 03:16 PM »
Ah ha. Thanks very much. I'm trying to work out a part that will fit the Mafell slot without actually having a Mafell track, so I guess I can't base it off the Festool screw clamp. Would anyone with the Mafell track have a chance to measure their clamping slots with a digital caliper?

Cheers,
Rob
Kapex, Domino, multiple sanders, 1400, LR32, TS55

Offline Svar

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Re: Screw clamp compatibility
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 03:22 PM »
Here it is, Mafell / Bosch track:

Offline RightAngleDesign

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Re: Screw clamp compatibility
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 03:25 PM »
Whoa! That's fantastic. A thousand thanks!

Rob
Kapex, Domino, multiple sanders, 1400, LR32, TS55