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Offline safety1st

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vac sys foot switch mounting on mft
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:51 PM »
hi,
i was wondering if anybody knows the parts needed to mount the foot switch to the mft extrusion for hand operation.

it is in this video at time 1:50



thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 02:01 PM by safety1st »

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Offline safety1st

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Re: vac sys foot switch mounting on mft
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 03:43 PM »
i am kind of answering my own question. i found the info at mmtoolparts.com
https://www.mmtoolparts.com/store/adapter-vac-sys-ad-mft-3-494977

the list is here. kind of expensive for what it is so i may not go this route.

Festool Square nut DIN 557-M8-05   219098   $1.99   2   $3.98
Festool Clamping bolt   474051   $9.28   1   $9.28
Festool Lever DF 500 Q   465079   $1.99   1   $1.99
Festool Flat head screw M4 x 10   403033   $1.99   1   $1.99
Festool Screw    474050   $8.42   1   $8.42
            $25.66

Offline safety1st

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Re: vac sys foot switch mounting on mft
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 04:00 PM »
just a follow up question.

what's with some of these parts not being on ekat?
i have had that before as well, where some parts don't even seem to be listed.

thanks.

Offline simonh

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Re: vac sys foot switch mounting on mft
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 04:53 PM »
Yes, it comes with the MFT adaptor.

I have it, but, to be honest it's not much use. If your working with anything of a decent size you need both hands free to handle the piece rather than trying to press the release switch leaving only one free hand. I did think if it didn't have the cover on the switch you could knock it with your knee when mounted to the underside of the MFT and it might be more useful but in the end I just left mine on the floor.

Offline safety1st

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Re: vac sys foot switch mounting on mft
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 07:12 PM »
thanks for your input.

i find it easier to use my hand and i figured for even heavy items, i can break the seal with one hand and then handle the item with both hands.