Ed in Tampa wrote:Ed Reible
Thanks! Great info great pictures!
Question of all your tables which do you like the most?
Which do you use the most?
Which table affixing systems seems best the through hole or the T track?
If money was not an issue but you were only going to invest in one system
What would you buy? Which table? Which clamps, which guides, which fixtures?
Thanks again for taking the time to answer our questions!
I did not post the other "table" which is for the drill press, I'll try and add that later today.
If given money is an issue I still went with and would still go with the Festool stuff and the add-ons that other have come up with. The Rockler table while it was a major upgrade for me has ended up pretty much just sitting there since I've gotten the MFT and array of clamping options.
I think for a lot of my projects it really depends on what I see myself doing that day. Since everything that comes out has to go back in at the end of the day it is a little much to take it all out and put it all back just to have the optimal table set up for each thing.
As an example, the other day I timed myself from starting a project and hauling to project tools to the backyard. To get everything ready to start the actual project took 43 minutes. One way to get my steps in. Had I brought out more tables for optional convenience it would have been much longer. Then of course you forget this or that or find you need something else so more time and steps add up even after that.
As far as the things that I have purchased as additions to the MFT I'm pretty happy with all of them. I did buy a cheaper rip guide system but they were a fly-by-night company and disappeared before coming out with some promised products. That turned out to be a good thing as I found that the connectors could slip and all of a sudden your parallel were not so parallel any more. Just stay away from the lesser know stuff until they prove themselves I guess.
Of course I add more things every year so some turn out to be better then I have and some don't. Some are new version that are much improved and somethings are just things I don't have and want. Yea it is a money pit but as they say to be Festool poor you have to buy.