Dewalt, Festool, Makita Guide Rails ;-)

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by evo nut, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    gonz they are very useful for choping doors down. i do alot of fire doors and i use it to cut to width and put a 2degree leading edge o in 1 go. Quick sand and its done(i would sand if i had planed it aswell)
     
  2. handymanforhire

    handymanforhire New Member

    I do a lot of under-stairs cabinets, and being able to cut an accurate bevel without manhandling big lumps of ply and MDf is worth it's weight to me. Use mine to trim doors as well; almost no finishing required.

    @ evo-nut; no never been to a SFX trade counter opening, so I've missed out on the Screwfix t-shirt! Friday's usually the trade day at Kempton - must be busy on a Saturday, with all those keen hobbyists!

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  3. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    Hey Pete,

    You don't know what your missing out on having never been to a trade opening day.

    you do get a lot of hobbyists milling around but friday is a working day for me so I go saturdays instead, thought about going on sunday to get a deal but all those sunday drivers would drive me nuts before i got there and met the hobbists!!!;-)

    evo nut
     
  4. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    i also agree with chip off the block.

    i had 7 fire doors to hang with serious out of level heads etc.. and it paid for itself that job alone.

    I also use mine and join two rails together to rip mdf and doors down to size as well

    well worth the investment gonz ;)

    evo nut
     
  5. !!

    !! New Member

    Right I'm going to buy one now and I blame you all for my pending Festool addiction ;)
     
  6. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    gonzo,

    don't just decide to go for the festool the dewalt one and makita are alos goods

    i can highly recommend the dewalt 28 volt cordless one it is brilliant

    evo nut
     
  7. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    continued from ^^^^^^

    what i should have also said is look around at all the plunge cut models, festool, dewalt, makita and see which one you like the best, just because festool were first doesn't mean they are the best, imo ;)

    also someone pointed out festool are bringing out a new one soon

    evo nut
     
  8. !!

    !! New Member

    I have to buy festool to hide my makita fetish, although I have just found a makita 3m guide rail
     
  9. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    gonzo,

    ha ha I have a dewalt fetish in that case!!!;-):);-):)

    a 3m guide rail is ok if you have a workshop to keep it in all the time

    thats why i got two 1.5m and a jointing bar, so you can fit them in the van!!!;-)

    evo nut
     
  10. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    festool do a 5m guide rail
     
  11. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    chip,

    do you recon it would arrive straight?, my experience of couriers, it'll be bent. ;)

    evo nut
     
  12. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    it would be delivered with german efficiency
     
  13. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    ha ha very good,

    it may well be but the parcelforce would get hold of it;-(
     
  14. !!

    !! New Member

    I didn't know you could join them, this place is very educational.

    I'll need a saw that can cut a mitred to floor worktop as everone one wants it these days, is there one capable of 56.56mm at 45*
     
  15. !!

    !! New Member

    just picked one *

    anyone jealous

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  16. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    after looking at 1 today i would go with the hilti at £280 + cost of rail(£60) and vat on top. can be used as normal circular and has a very good plunge action. It will cut 85mm at 90degrees
     
  17. handymanforhire

    handymanforhire New Member

    Looks like a bit of a beast, that Mafell KSP85F from the shop in Twickenham...

    60* bevel will come in handy, I'm sure. Wonder what the dust extraction's like? I had a play with a Maffell (the one with the flexi guide rail) a few years ago, before I bought my Festool, and they're a well made piece of kit.

    FWIW the Festool TS75 (210mm blade) will cut 54mm at 45* - close, but no sale I guess... ;)

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  18. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    Pete,

    don't know if you noticed but the proper chippy at kempton park had chopped his rails down to all sorts of sizes.

    was going to get a 1.5m there but they want £20 more than ITS London so i'm going to get one next week if i have time

    At least i know someone else has done it and it isn't such a mad cap idea!!;-)

    evo nut
     
  19. handymanforhire

    handymanforhire New Member

    Yes, I clocked that as well! He had a titchy 450mm rail or something like that, that he used for a mitre-jig - so not such a crazy idea at all!

    Decent guy too - wish I'd thought to ask him where he had the decals put on his rails - nice!

    Cheers, Pete
     
  20. evo nut

    evo nut New Member

    Pete,

    it was his brother, who was a sign writer;-)

    evo nut
     

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