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Tracksaw Launchpad [member edit]

For all 10MW Plus members




Short rail but need a full plunge? You need a tracksaw launchpad! In this video I’m responding to a question from Plus member Sarah about getting the most from an MFT top with an entry-level 700mm guiderail.


The questions from Sarah, but the answer’s for everyone; thanks Sarah!


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Other videos and playlists of interest:-


Backyard Budget MFT- https://youtu.be/xIi-I04ocVM


Ikea Curtain track DIY MFT - https://youtu.be/223QALIbnRc



Bosch Tiny 12v Tracksaw - https://youtu.be/E6cQbJcjFCg


Cheap & Easy Tracksaw Mitre Jig - https://youtu.be/2SwGl5pzGHY


My MFT & MFT-related vids in a playlist here. - http://bit.ly/MFT-related


New to track saws? Tracksaw workshop & all tracksaw-related videos in a playlist here - http://bit.ly/TracksawWorkshop


My last commercial build & Install playlist - https://bit.ly/MyLastBuild


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Benchdogs products gifted without obligation:-






Stu Parker creations - Guidrail bar attachment for my DIY rail hinge, 18mm guide bush for the OF1010 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Stuparkercreations 


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Bessey DuoKlamp - https://amzn.to/3eDz1Ig


Plastic packers or shims 2023 - https://amzn.to/3QnsBOV


Strawbyte waste side jigs -  http://bit.ly/Strawbyte_jigs


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‘Everyday’ double-sided tape - https://amzn.to/3th16eL

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Great video Peter. I just wanted to give a second to your recommendation on the Strawbytes "Waste side jig". I'm a new convert to track saws, and Karl has really come up with a well executed answer to a track saw challenge (his vacuum hose cord clips are also far superior to the eBay offerings)

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Thanks Barry! Yes, great job from Karl, such a simple clever solution! 👍

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The longer rail support shown at 4:40 was something I hadn’t considered, I’ve always done longer crosscuts in landscape on the MFT as otherwise you’re restricted to about 550mm workpiece size on the MFT.

Further improvement: rather than putting the dowel in the upright part of the launchpad which only gives maybe 600mm of crosscut with the front dog removed, if the dowel was at the front edge of the launchpad that’d give another 100mm capacity.

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True on both points. There's always a risk with using the front peg that the slight sideways slop means it's not as accurate as bearing the rail off dogs (with or without dog locks). However I think the further the dowel is away from the MFT actually the accuracy increases as the rail sideways movement is over a longer length so the variance angle reduces.


But the second issue of needing to make the peg height longer I hadn't thought about properly. Was thinking you'd just raise the front support on the MFT but then you're still restricted to the MFT depth.

Maybe could make a stepped front support with the peg on a front ledge 18 or 12mm up…


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Bill J
Bill J
Feb 23

Brilliant simple little project 👍

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Cheers Bill! 👍

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Really good stuff there, i always love simple ideas that are so effective

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Paul
Paul
Feb 23
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I concur 100%! I'm going to knock up one of these this weekend.

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Thanks Peter, Great information.

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Thanks Marc! 👍

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