MTR-18 Precision System Triangle Set
The World's Most Versatile 18" (457mm) Precision Woodworking Triangle
Watch this video for a complete unboxing of the MTR-18, including the Accessory Kit housed in the Kaizen Foam Systainer insert.
A first-of-its-kind tool, the MTR-18 combines the accuracy of a CNC-machined precision triangle with a range of included accessories enabling countless linear and angle measurement, squaring and clamping/fixturing applications. Designed to take advantage of popular 20mm hole patterned worktops, the MTR-18 can be secured through the worktop with the included DoubleGroove Bench Dogs and M8 SpeedKnobs. Dial in a precise angle with the MTR-18's large protractor scale with parallax-free pointer—and then lock it in place. With a long edge of more than 635mm (25") and body thickness of over 6mm (1/4”), the MTR-18 can even act as a removeable fence for the Festool MFT/3 or any 20x96mm patterned work surface. When used in conjunction with an MFT/3 style 20mm worktop, the MTR-18 sets the standard for accuracy and speed of set-up.
- Supremely Accurate: Machined on high-precision CNC machining centers and made from dimensionally stable precision aluminum tooling plate guaranteed square to within .001" over its 18" length (as verified using automated CMM).
- Removable Foot: Enables freestanding use or quick angle measurement off the edge of your table or workpiece. Includes hex driver and stainless socket screws which can be conveniently stowed in tapped holes along the foot when not in use. With foot, the MTR-18 functions like a super-sized speed square to guide any circular saw on the job site.
- Festool Compatible: Arc slot is 20mm wide, perfectly positioned to align with the holes on your Festool MFT/3 table, and accept included DoubleGroove™ Large Dogs—providing an accurate, repeatable, and adjustable means of rapidly aligning workpieces or ensuring the squareness of your Festool fence, guide rail and grid pattern.
- Repeatable Accuracy: Cardinal angles of 0, 15, 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees can be quickly set with included indexing pointer and brass locking knob to create regular shaped polygons.
- Edge Locator Pins: The shorter pair of M6 index pins can be attached to one side of the triangle's face, acting as a foot while leaving the opposite face unobstructed for layout work.
- Connecting Pins: Accurately square the Festool MFT/3 guide rail to the fence, even when the rail is elevated. Can also be used to connect the triangle to a guide rail using UJK Dog Rail Clips (not included). See image depiction.
- Dual Dimensioned: Our triangle products are easy to read. Both Imperial or Metric measurement included (one on each side).
- Clamping Squares: Transform the MTR-18 into a large clamping square. Secure with clamps (not included) to square cabinet case during assembly/glue-up.
- Made in the USA: The MTR-18 Precision System Triangle Set is manufactured in low volume and stocked in Minnesota.
- NEW! Custom Systainer Kaizen Foam Insert: Keep all of your MTR-18 accessories in one place with the included custom Kaizen Foam insert, fitting T-LOC and Systainer3 enclosures. Systainer not included, but we do offer our very own Systainer3 M 112 enclosure which will fit this insert.
Now Standard: Master Accessory Kit + Kaizen Foam Systainer Insert
Previously available as an additional option, the MTR-18 Master Accessory Kit is now included with every MTR-18 triangle set. This comprehensive accessory package includes everything you need to secure the MTR-18 to your perforated worktop, dial in infinite and repeatable angles, and utilize the triangle as a jumbo clamping square. This kit includes a finely machined pointer with parallax-free viewport, a brass locking pin and ergo knob with t-bolt, four DoubleGroove™ Dogs (two DoubleGroove™ Standard Fit Large Dogs and two DoubleGroove™ Close Fit Large Dogs), two M8 SpeedKnobs™, two clamping angles, and two Allen drivers. To keep all these accessories together, we also include a custom Kaizen Foam Systainer insert to hold all components, plus a handy stowage tin to include the very small hardware as well.
6 Ways to Use the MTR-18: How many more will you dream up?
Setting Any Angle on a Large Workpiece
With a long and extremely accurate edge, the MTR-18 can be used to cut any angle in any size workpiece; the only limitation being your length of guide rail or cutting surface! Here, the MTR-18 is setting the angle and acting as the fence for a large custom closet cabinet casing before being cut with a track saw.
Connecting Triangle to Guide Rail—No 20mm Worktop Needed
The MTR-18 can be directly attached to your guide rail by way of UJK Dog Rail Clips. With the included bench dogs projecting beneath the indexing pointer, you can now reference off the front edge of your workpiece to cut at any angle, without requiring an MFT/3 or similar 20mm patterned worktop.
Marking Perfect 90s or 45s with the Removeable Foot or Edge Locator Pins
The MTR-18 excels at standard triangle duty, such as marking perfect angle or perpendicular lines on your workpiece. Use the removeable foot for this task, or attach the included Edge Locator Pins which form a line on the face of the triangle. The longer Edge Locator Pins can also help you align the triangle against curved edges of your workpiece.
Squaring Cabinet Casing for Assembly or Glue-Up
Install the included clamping angles on the MTR-18 and use two clamps (not included) to square cabinet casings for dry fitting or glue-up.
Square MFT/3 Guide Rail to Fence
The single most important angle to calibrate in a Festool MFT/3, ensuring the guide rail sits at a perfect 90 degrees to the back fence, takes mere seconds with the MTR-18. And with the included pins, you can even check for squareness while the guide rail is in its elevated position.
Squaring Guide Rail to 20mm Hole Pattern
With the included DoubleGroove bench dogs, it's easy to establish squareness between your 20mm worktop and guide rail.
What's Included in the Box
- Custom Kaizen Foam Systainer Insert for MTR-18 Accessories
- MTR-18 Precision Triangle Body
- MTR-18 Removable Foot
- M6 Short Pins for Edge Indexing (2)
- M6 Long Pins for Squaring/Connecting (2)
- Pointer with Parallax-Free Viewport
- Brass Locking Pin, M6 Ergo Knob & T-Bolt
- DoubleGroove Large Dogs - Standard Fit (2)
- DoubleGroove Large Dogs - Close Fit (2)
- M8 SpeedKnobs (2)
- Clamping Angles (2)
- M4 Socket Head Cap Screws (6)
- M6 Socket Head Cap Screws (6)
- 3mm Hex Driver
- 5mm Hex Driver
- Storage Tin for Above Small Parts
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This is a great tool I am so happy with my purchase
I will be the first to admit that I learned be tools. I like making and building and appreciate those things that allow me do work quicker, more exact or even more elegantly. This triangle is a little bit in each category. After year's of having a flexvolt track saw, I finally ditched it and bought one a new Makita 40v primarily so that I could use the TSO GRS16. I won't get into a long winded debate of festool but I appreciate the festool system view. Similar to festool, the way that TSO products integrate with each other means that they work together. Many years ago I bought the big red triangle. While it is precise and well made the usefulness is diminished when comparing it to the TSO product. The TSO is equally well made, equally precise, but useful in so many facets of work. I probably won’t sell my red triangle, but increased time on the wall in it's custom holder seems to be more likely as I find the TSO tool being used in layout, cut, and build processes. A word about what I received. I know that there is a expectation when one orders premium products, but I must include that my jaw dropped when I opened the package. Having the foam precut for a sustained to contain all the accessories is a really nice touch. I wish they gave a pack out option, but I will never be without systainers. I would say that when you purchase the triangle, it would seem a good idea to have an alternate configuration with a systainer.
Expensive I expect that the quality and accuracy is equal to my other TSO products and therefore the cost will balance out.
Useful in many ways. Precise. In conjunction with my Benchdogs fence I am well equipped!
Useful in many ways. Precise. In conjunction with my Benchdogs fence I am well equipped!
Finally a triangle/square that’s dead accurate. This system has many uses and a welcome tool to my collection.
I purchased this freshly released new combo with the foam and lower price point . I have limited space in my garage so I have been doing my best to replicate the European style tiny shops. They don’t use table saws, instead they utilize the track saw systems along with a 2096 mft style work bench . So my intended goal was to use my mft for all of my sawing needs . With that said the fit and Finnish on this is pretty great . The tight dogs well they fit with a sweet smoothness to them that is very inspiring. There is zero slop . My first use of the MTR18 was to check my track . With the size of this MTR square is showed me I was just a smidge out of square . I have my track attached via the dashboard rail system . I drilled my MFT bench top using the Parf guide system . The system is a little time consuming but the results are excellent. I say this because the MTR 18 fit exactly into my home drilled top . The new package deal with the foam insert is a nice touch . The foam fits exactly into a systainer So all of the little parts are safe and out of the way so when you need them they are there . I understand it is a bit of a bill to climb because of the price but I find it to be a very worthy purchase . I would especially say this if you are limited on space and a table saw and miter saw are just to clunky for your shop capacity . To be honest I think I might sell my miter saw , it takes up valuable space and man it’s a dust slinger compared to the track saw . I think with practice I can drop the MTR in the dog holes and be cutting my angled parts in rapid fashion .
Very accurate. Worth every penny.
I was apprehensive about this purchase due to the price, but decided to give it a chance. If you own a Festool Mft or a sawstop saw with their cross cut table/ slider this tool is a absolute must have. The miter gauge and fence for the sawstop crosscut table are constantly on and off the saw and it was a pain to reset to square. I can now do it in under a couple of minutes with a set of feeler gauges and this square. I also have discovered that some of my very expensive red squares from another company are not square, I trust the TSO square more than any square I own. If you can get past the price you will not be disappointed with this product, it has changed life in my shop.
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