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Offline ForumMFG

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2019, 02:04 PM »
If you have a MFT table could i just buy the bench dogs and guide rail clips and wouldnt that do the same thing as the triangle with the exception of cutting angles? Is that correct thinking? I don’t see myself doing a lot of angle cuts with the cabinets i have planned to build. 

At that point, just get the guide rail squares and parallel set which would allow me to break down full sheets of plywood.

Im trying to figure out what to buy based on what my plans are for them and right now im having a little hard time figuring that out. 

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Offline RKA

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2019, 03:33 PM »
Guide rail would help you get square cuts off the table.  On the table, the dogs and rail clips would work fine for square cuts.  If it was me, I would probably get the GRS and a parallel guide for starters.  My GRS is probably the most used track saw accessory.
-Raj

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2019, 07:33 PM »
Thank you for responding.  Makes sense to me.  Question i only have left really is do i really need both squares or just the grs-16pe

Offline RKA

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2019, 09:12 PM »
Get one for now.  People have reported two are better/easier for long rips (8+ft sheets).  I only have one, but I don’t build 7 ft tall cabinets, so I’ve never reached a point where I’m looking for something better.  For now just get one and see how it goes, the PE Gives you the option of placing it on the near side or far side of the rail, so that would be a good option unless you need it to be more compact.
-Raj

Offline Cheese

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2019, 09:49 PM »
Get one for now.  People have reported two are better/easier for long rips (8+ft sheets).  I only have one, but I don’t build 7 ft tall cabinets, so I’ve never reached a point where I’m looking for something better. 

I agree 100% with Raj...as I mentioned in my earlier PM correspondence with you (ForumMFG), for 6' and shorter cuts use 1 GRS. For cuts longer than that use 2 GRS's or 1 GRS and a "TSO T-square" when/if that product is finally released.
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Offline ForumMFG

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2019, 11:32 PM »
Get one for now.  People have reported two are better/easier for long rips (8+ft sheets).  I only have one, but I don’t build 7 ft tall cabinets, so I’ve never reached a point where I’m looking for something better. 

I agree 100% with Raj...as I mentioned in my earlier PM correspondence with you (ForumMFG), for 6' and shorter cuts use 1 GRS. For cuts longer than that use 2 GRS's or 1 GRS and a "TSO T-square" when/if that product is finally released.

Cheese, i didn’t see your PM until I just saw your message stating you sent one.  Lol, had i seen that awhile go i could have keep my mouth shut, lol.   I made my purchase, thank you for all you help. 

I have a GRS-16PE, bend dogs, and guide rail clips. 

Offline rj_mccall

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2019, 01:08 AM »
Get one for now.  People have reported two are better/easier for long rips (8+ft sheets).  I only have one, but I don’t build 7 ft tall cabinets, so I’ve never reached a point where I’m looking for something better. 

I agree 100% with Raj...as I mentioned in my earlier PM correspondence with you (ForumMFG), for 6' and shorter cuts use 1 GRS. For cuts longer than that use 2 GRS's or 1 GRS and a "TSO T-square" when/if that product is finally released.

@Cheese tell me more about this TSO T-square!!??

Offline Cheese

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2019, 09:48 AM »
@Cheese tell me more about this TSO T-square!!??

I believe it's finally been released so here are the details. It looks like a short T-square that attaches to the Festool guide rail and you can attach a TPG parallel guide to it.

So basically, on wide sheet goods where you'd typically use a GRS on the left hand and a GRS on the right hand of the guide rail, this little T-square replaces one of the GRS squares. So it gives you 2 arm parallel guide accuracy but without the bulk and weight of 2 GRS squares. It's especially nice on a 10' guide rail while using 2 each TPG-30 or TPG-50 parallel guides.

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-parallel-guide-system/guide-rail-adapter-for-tpg-parallel-guide-system-fits-right-or-left-hand/



Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2019, 10:44 AM »
@Cheese tell me more about this TSO T-square!!??

I believe it's finally been released so here are the details. It looks like a short T-square that attaches to the Festool guide rail and you can attach a TPG parallel guide to it.

So basically, on wide sheet goods where you'd typically use a GRS on the left hand and a GRS on the right hand of the guide rail, this little T-square replaces one of the GRS squares. So it gives you 2 arm parallel guide accuracy but without the bulk and weight of 2 GRS squares. It's especially nice on a 10' guide rail while using 2 each TPG-30 or TPG-50 parallel guides.

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-parallel-guide-system/guide-rail-adapter-for-tpg-parallel-guide-system-fits-right-or-left-hand/


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@Cheese - Come on Cheese, you are usually on top of these things, these have been out for some time now  [big grin].

If you see my earlier post I referred to it as "guide rail adapter (GRA)".

The jury is still out but from a few situations I needed two references I like the second GRS better. It's has tool-less clamping and seems easier to slide along the rail. Although, I think the GRS is about an $80 premium over the GRA.

Mike

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Offline ForumMFG

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2019, 07:32 PM »
So i ordered the GRS-16 and GRS-16PE, i received them and im blown away with the quality of these items.  The machining and finish on them is just impeccable.  Can’t wait to put them to work.   And very nice packaging.   

Offline rjboch

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Re: TSO Black Friday?
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2019, 10:08 PM »
I could not agree more...received my GRS-16PE recently and it has been revolutionary!