"MFT Aligned" Guide Rail Support Upgrade Kit
Restore confidence in the accuracy and repeatability of your MFT/3
Watch this video for an introduction of the MFT Aligned Upgrade Kit for your Festool MFT/3 multifunction table.
In the workshop or on the jobsite, it's tough to beat Festool's MFT/3 multifunction table for clamping, sanding, plunge cutting, routing, and many other common woodworking tasks. We're big fans of the MFT/3, but we've also heard a common complaint from the TSO user community: the guide rail supports on the MFT/3 are prone to deflection and, once perfectly squared, can easily move out of square—especially when adjusting vertically to accommodate different workpiece material thickness. The result is frequent and often tedious re-squaring operations or, worse yet, accuracy issues which don't become apparent until glue-up or final assembly.
To achieve accurate and repeatable results on the MFT/3, it's critical to minimize any movement in the bracket assemblies attaching the guide rail support to the table's front and back extrusions, as well as restrict movement of the guide rail to just the vertical axis. With the plastic components utilized in the original MFT/3 design, this is easier said than done.
The MFT Aligned upgrade kit solves this common problem by replacing Festool's stock plastic mounting brackets located on both the front and back guide rail supports with precision CNC-machined brackets made from 6061-T6 aluminum. These new brackets are much more rigid and—because we're able to hold much tighter tolerances in aluminum—they also provide a more precise and uniform fit against Festool's sliding metal bracket used for height adjustment. For additional support and more even clamping pressure, we also added a second comfort grip knob and a series of beveled protrusions effectively wedging the bracket to the table's side extrusion. The result is a much stronger guide rail support less prone to deflection and less likely to move out of square during normal operation.
Our heavier-duty aluminum brackets replace the MFT/3's standard-issue plastic components.
Finally, this upgrade kit includes a precision aluminum Guide Rail Insert. This insert slides into the guide rail's bottom t-track, helping to locate and guide the "finger" feature of the front bracket into the underside of the guide rail. In addition to preventing wear, this insert also helps limit movement of the guide rail.
Breathe new life into your MFT/3 with the MFT Aligned Guide Rail Support Upgrade Kit—designed and manufactured with pride in Minnesota.
What's in the Box
- 2 qty. MFT Aligned Support Plates
- 2 qty. MFT Aligned Feather Keys
- 4 qty. Comfort Grip Dogs
- 1 qty. Guide Rail Insert
Note: Both a 3mm hex driver and 5mm hex driver are required for assembly. They're not included, but can be purchased separately.
To keep costs down and eliminate waste, the MFT Aligned upgrade kit re-uses some components from Festool's original hinge bracket. As such, it requires minor assembly once you receive it. For a step-by-step walkthrough of the assembly process, refer to our detailed Assembly Guide (PDF) or watch this Assembly Video.
Note: The MFT Aligned Upgrade Kit is not compatible with the MFT 1080 or 800.
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MTF alignment guide rail support system.
I am truly impressed with my new MTF GUIDE RAIL SUPPORT SYSTEM! It has truly changed my confidence level by using this system. Before, I would have to check square on every cut because the original Festool system was finicky and tended to loose its squareness in a short time. I just cut out 5 cabinets using it , and after checking square on every piece I cut for the first cabinet, I decided that it was trustworthy and cut out the parts for the other 4. I checked all parts after completion and they were all perfectly square. The one instruction that would have been helpful in the set up process was to state that the factory dead stop on the MFT TABLE that placed the Festool alignment supports in approximately a square cutting position would require one of those to be moved to make the TSO system work. AWESOME innovation.
MFT Rail Upgrade Kit
I've always been leery of the play in the MFT guide system. I was looking for the entire hinge mechanism to be machined but it's not necessary. This kit works perfectly. I have to deduct one star (half, if I had a choice) because the factory set stops in the MFT table have to be moved.
MFT ALIGNED GUIDE RAIL SUPPORT UPGRADE KIT
Finally got the wiggle out of the rail and reduced other movement that gets in the way. Great design.
mft aligned guide rail support upgrade kit
dead nuts spot on
MFT ALIGNED GUIDE RAIL SUPPORT UPGRADE KI
Great product, the upgrade kit really makes the guide rail accurate for repeatable cuts.
MFT Aligned Guide Rail Support Upgrade Kit
Rock solid and holds guide rail square to fence
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