GRS-16 PE: Parallel Edge Guide Rail Square
Patented precision guide rail square for FESTOOL®, MAKITA®, POWERTEC® & TRITON® track saw guide rails
Introducing the newest version of the best-selling guide rail square on the market: the GRS-16 PE. Like its sibling GRS-16, the GRS-16 PE is designed to make it much faster to achieve dead square cuts with your FESTOOL, MAKITA, POWERTEC or TRITON track saw—but adds a second "parallel edge" to permit squaring against the front and back of your workpiece.
The Original (& Patented) Guide Rail Square
Thanks to feedback from the TSO user community, the GRS-16 PE parallel edge guide rail square embodies a number of requested features and refinements:
- Lighter than its predecessor despite being CNC machined from 25% thicker aluminum, with a mating vertical edge that now perfectly matches the height of your guide rail extrusion for maximum support and engagement
- Now fits in a Systainer—see our new Dual FoamPac Systainer Insert and limited edition TSO Blue Systainer3 M 112
- Latch hook now features a resilient coating to grasp and protect the edge of your guide rail
- Reshaped T feature lead-in makes it even easier to install onto your guide rail
- Accessory mounting holes tapped for M6 threads—enables connection to the TSO Parallel Guide System and Angle Accessory
- Adjustments to key tolerances to better accommodate production variances observed in guide rail manufacturing
- Fasteners used on all TSO brand tools are now metric for worldwide availability
- New, fully recyclable all-corrugated white packaging
See How It Works
Simple, Automatic Accuracy
Before the GRS-16 family, accessories for squaring up your track saw guide rail relied on the loose-tolerance T-slot found on just about every guide rail. To overcome this inherent inaccuracy, you had to rely on a separate reference square, plus a combination of loose parts like T-bars, hex bolts, knobs or wingnuts. No longer! The patented GRS-16 PE is completely self-contained and self-aligning, thanks to an innovative, high strength integral draw latch mechanism. Simply slide the GRS-16 PE onto your guide rail, lock the draw latch, and you're done. Five seconds to square.
Accurate cuts with your track saw often require using a screw clamp or quick clamp. For this reason, we've designed notches in both reference edges of the GRS-16 PE to accommodate popular clamps like the Festool Screw Clamp or Quick Clamp.
Built for a Lifetime of Service (or Longer)
The GRS-16 PE is precision CNC machined from a single piece of 5/8" (15 mm) thick 6061-T6 aluminum and then anodized for a non-marring, high durability finish. The high-strength draw latch is built from stainless steel—to resist rust and pitting over time. Despite its high clamping strength, a comfort coating on the latch handle makes it easy to generate the leverage necessary to engage, release or reposition the square along your length of track. The GRS-16 is made in the United States, and comes with our five-year warranty.
So Which Tool is Right for You?
If you need the ability to reference off the front and back edge of your workpiece, select the GRS-16 PE (the product you see on this page). If you want the absolute smallest and lightest form factor and anticipate using the square for conventional cuts referencing the front edge of your workpiece, choose the GRS-16. Can't decide? Order both and enjoy special savings.
- Allows you to square both ends of longer rails for greatest accuracy
- Keep one in the truck and one in the shop
- Special savings when purchased together as a bundle (see bundle offer at top of page)
A System Approach
The GRS-16 PE is much more than a guide rail square; in fact, it's the foundation of a broader system of TSO Products designed for interoperability. Case in point: the TSO Parallel Guide System utilizes the M6 accessory mounting holes on the GRS-16 PE for attachment. Once connected, you can repeatedly square and rip multiple workpieces in a single operation.
We have added the ability to connect the GRS-16 PE to the MFT/3 guide rail hinge bracket! The time-consuming re-squaring process of the MFT guide rail is now a thing of the past with the newest GRS-16 PE. Rail squareness is now assured, unaffected by varying material thickness and rail height adjustment. The inspiration for this improvement came from customer Simon H., a Festool MFT/3 user in the UK. We listened and acted on it. Thank you, Simon!
We engineered this feature to keep the kerf line in exactly the same location as your standard MFT/3. You can quickly change back to the original MFT/3 arrangement any time.
GRS-16 PE connects perfect square to MFT/3
It does not get any more accurate than this...
Already own a GRS-16 PE? We've got more good news!
Notice the M6 tapped holes in the right side – they line up and match the MFT/3 hinge bracket mounting holes. Connection and removal is a snap. In keeping with our policy of making new features backward compatible whenever practical, you can add this feature to your existing GRS-16 PE tool using instructions and a pattern available for free download from our “Plans” section right now. This feature is not technically possible for use on the GRS-16.
- Dimensions: 15.2 x 6.0 x 1.4 inches (386 x 152 x 36 mm) - click here for dimension drawing
- Weight: 1.9 lbs (862 g)
- Material: 6061-T6 aluminum, anodized, 5/8 in (15 mm) thick
- Compatible Guide Rails (Both): FESTOOL, MAKITA, POWERTEC and TRITON (not compatible with FESTOOL HK 55 Carpentry Saws including the FSK 250, FSK 420 and FSK 670; not compatible with BOSCH or DEWALT tracks)
- Clamping Mechanism: Over center draw latch (304 stainless steel) with compensating spring; secured with M4x0.7-10 stainless steel socket head screws
- Accessory Mounting Holes: Tapped for M6 threads for compatibility with TSO Parallel Guide System and Angle Accessory
Quick video walkthrough of the original GRS-16 PE.
Special thanks to Eric at The Poplar Shop for his unexpected video review of the original GRS-16!
Guide Rail Square Comparison Table
Guide Rail Square
|GRS-16 PE |
Guide Rail Square
|Best for…||Squaring your guide rail by referencing off the front edge of your workpiece||Squaring your guide rail by referencing off either the front or back edge of your workpiece|
|Optional Add-ons||TSO Parallel Guide System |
TSO Limited Edition Systainer³ M 112
FoamPack Storage Insert for T-LOC Systainer & Systainer³ M 112
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Works as promised
It does everything as promised. Accurate & consistent. For me, anything I can do to make accurate repeatable cuts and save time is worth it's weight in gold.
Incredible Product - Huge Time Saver
This product is fundamental to getting 90* cuts with my Festool Tracksaw. Are there other products out there that claim they do the same thing - sure. But this one is dead on every time, light weight, simple to use, and sexy.
GRS-16 PE Parallel Edge Guide Rail Square
Initially, I was concerned about the cost of the guide. After receiving the guide it was very obvious it was a high-grade product. When cuts are critical it is a pleasure to know with the guide I will get a cut dead-on square cut. I was also pleased that the guide will easily fit into my systainer. This is one of those tools that after you have used it, you question why you did not get it earlier. I highly recommend it.
One of the best additions to a festool (or other) track. Fantastic fit and finish. US quality built tool.
GRS-16 PE Parallel Edge Guide Rail Square
This is a very nice product. Really helps for keeping the Guide rail square. Would really love an included tab to keep the square level with the board it is used in conjunction with.
Excellent product and super simple to use. Love the track clamping mechanism. Customer service was excellent. For my fellow veterans, ask for a military discount!
A quality rail square is a must have for making concise cuts with a tracksaw and TSO has knocked it outta the park with the GRS-16 PE!
It works good. It's better than the Triton one it replaced. I bought this to add the parallel guides in the future.
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