This is a set of 2 machined Precision Guide Rail dogs with optional height adjuster and two knobs for Festool MFT/3 or a custom bench with 20mm grid pattern (inspired by Qwas Rail dogs).
UPDATE: Now rail dogs come with fine thread thus offering a better grip and minimizing possible loosening from vibrations.
Precision Guide Rail bench dogs while used on a Festool MFT/3 table (or any other table with equally spaced 20mm holes) ensures that your guide rail is aligned with the line of holes in either direction. Utilizing a grid on a Festool MFT ( especially with a set of Precision Bench Dogs) for alignment makes cutting and routing easier.
Height adjusting spacer provides enough support for a Festool Guide rail with a saw ( see pictures below) and allows cutting stock narrower than guide rail (make sure your piece is properly clamped when performing such cuts). To adjust the height you will need a hex wrench that comes with a TS55 or TS75 Festool plunge saw.
By turning Precision rail dogs upside down and securing them with provided knobs you can align your Guide rail without tightening dogs to a rail (see pictures).
Type II Non fading Black anodizing on these dogs done per Mil-A-8625 (military) classification.
Benefits of anodized aluminum over raw (polished) one:
- Improved surface hardness and abrasion resistance
- Improved resistance to stain (easier to clean, remove dried glue, etc.)
- Non-fading clear will guarantee that part will stay black which will make them easier to spot among your tools when needed
- Corrosion resistance matching that of stainless steel in the outside environment.
Finish on spacers: Black Oxide