MFT/3 The evolution of the workbench
Redesigned for 2008, the height has been adjusted to make work more
comfortable. New V-groove channels make adjustments both faster and
easier. Both the fence and the miter gauge have been redesigned for
better stability and more accurate results. The MFT/3 has 85% more
working area than the older MFT 800, and is 15% lighter than the MFT
1080. Even though the MFT/3 has many improvements, we did not abandon
features that you have come to trust and enjoyfeatures like perforated
tops, side channels for attaching clamps, and folding legs to allow two
working heights, and easy transport.
A new feature of the totally redesigned
MFT3 Multi-Function Table is the use of threaded inserts for attaching
the perforated work surface. Previous models of the MFT used a coarse
wood screw for attachment. The new threaded inserts not only prevent
damage to the MDF top from over torquing but also establish a reference
point when attaching the top. Positioning the top is now easier and more
accurate than ever.
While the Multi-Function Table (MFT) makes a
superb work surface for cutting, sanding and routing, you can also use
the MFT for assembly. Built to be sturdy, the MFT can support loads up
to 260 lbs. A ergonomically designed work height places your work
materials at the perfect height.
Guide Rail System
The integrated guide rail system allows
you to cut with confidence. Adjustable to a maximum cutting depth of
three inches, accurately cut materials over 27 inches in width - a feat
which is impossible with the largest of miter saws. Combined with
Festool TS Series saws, Trion jigsaws and OF Series routers, the guide
rail is used to make precise, splinter-free cuts that are safer than
with a conventional table or radial arm saw.
Festool's system approach to tool design is
exemplified in the use of the integrated T-Groove side rail to quickly
and easily connect two or more Multi-Function Tables (MFTs) to one
another. Simply insert the optional connectors (484 455) into the side
rails to bridge the MFTs to one another multiplying your work surface.
It's that simple!
The angle unit supplied with the MFT3
Multi-Function Table attaches using the V-Groove side rail enabling easy
removal and quick, accurate reattachment. Using the angle unit's
detents, make precise angle cuts at common angles. Changing the cut
angle is much easier when compared to a miter saw where the entire saw
head must be repositioned. The angle stop allows the guide rail and saw
to remain stationary while repositioning the workpiece and fence.
Precise, repeatable angle cuts. The angle stop,
which is attached to the Multi-Function Table using the V-Groove side
rail, prevents movement of the angle unit by stabilizing the end of the
fence. It can be easily removed or repositioned using the locking knob.
The perforated work surface and integrated side
rails of the Multi-Function Table provide a wide variety of clamping
configurations. Working with the edge of the workpiece or irregular
shapes has never been easier thanks to Festool's clamps which are
designed to integrate with the MFT. Work with confidence, knowing that
your workpiece is well secured.
Angle Unit & Fence Positioning
A new feature of the
MFT3 Mutli-Function Table is the ability to adjust the position of the
Angle Unit and Fence. With 8Â¼" in total travel, the adjustment of the
Angle Unit and Fence will help position your workpiece closer to the
front of the MFT where it's most comfortable to work. This new feature
also creates an additional three inches usable work surface versus the
previous models (MFT 800 and MFT 1080) in spite of its smaller size.
Not even the placement of the tensioning knobs
for the legs of the MFT escaped consideration in the redesign of the
MFT3 Multi-Function Table. The knobs are now placed further from the
side of the MFT to provide ample room for rotating the knob without
damaging your most valuable tools -- your hands.
Even the most minute of details have not been
overlooked in the redesign of the new MFT3 Multi-Function Table. The
new rubber foot caps protect the floor which is especially import while
working on the job site. The new caps also make the MFT more resistant
to lateral movement during use.
Work Surface Height
The Multi-Function Table has been
recently redesigned to offer a more comfortable work surface height.
Folding legs make transporting the MFT to and from job sites easy by
providing a lightweight, compact profile. For installing flooring and
other applications where you spend time kneeling, the MFT can be placed
at floor level with the legs collapsed bringing the work surface to you.
Now that's smart!
Includes adjustable stop, angle unit (protractor head), fence rail, fence rail clamp, guide rail FS 1080 and guide rail supports (2)