Festool MFT Top Workbench

MFT, Festool, Rolling Workbench, Ron Paulk, Microjig, MatchFit

This is a workbench, cleverly built from scrape material in the workshop, and the core element is a Festool MFT Top. Here is what the user has to say:

As promised, here’s a pic of the table I built “around” a Festool MFT top. The side access to the space beneath the worktop was inspired by the amazing portable work table designed by Ron Paulk. I let the MFT top dictate the outer dimensions of the rolling cart and built the divisions below based on the dimensions of the Systainers I have, the shallow plywood “pans” I set them in, and the drawer glides. Lastly, I put the whole affair on casters in order to move it around my garage DIY shop and set the height, when dropped off the casters, to match the height of my other Festool MFT table. You may be able to see that I routed horizontal grooves in the plywood apron to work with Microjig Matchfit clamps for holding work vertically.

One thing I would do differently is that I would use the Sys3 glides rather than full extension glides as I find I typically pull the Sustainer I want out of its drawer when reaching for a tool and the full extension glides were a bit of overkill.

One last change I may yet make to this table is the addition of a mount for a cross-cut rail for my TSC 55. Peter Millard, from the 10MinuteWorkshop has plans for an excellent, adaptable rail mounting system fabricated from plywood that is at least as accurate as the Festool set up.

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