Guide Rail Bracket Set: The Essential Tool for Every Craftsman

In woodworking and cabinetmaking, accurate, reliable tooling is essential to any well-made project. If you use a track saw, there have historically been few options for managing its guide rail with precision and convenience. This is where the Dash-Board Guide Rail Bracket Set revolutionizes the game.
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February 7, 2024
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In woodworking and cabinetmaking, accurate, reliable tooling is essential to any well-made project. If you use a track saw, there have historically been few options for managing its guide rail with precision and convenience. This is where the Dash-Board Guide Rail Bracket Set revolutionizes the game.

What is the Guide Rail Bracket Set?

Dash-Board's double-patented Guide Rail Brackets are the world's first and only side-mounted, pivoting guide rail hinge accessory. Built to be robust, accurate, and easy to use, the set includes both front and rear brackets. The brackets allow quick, simple installation of your track saw guide rail; slide it on and off in seconds, and attach it securely to the pivoting mechanism with our patented pressure bar and multiple knobs.

Unique Features of the Guide Rail Bracket Set

Man adjusting accessories on a bench

One of the standout features of this guide rail bracket set is its ability to allow a maximum cutting height of 74mm. The front bracket is designed to drop below table height when not in use, so it won't interfere with any workpieces you slide across the edge of the table when you're not cutting.

Also, its mounting holes are uniquely located to enable the rear bracket to become part of the fence on our benches, which supports workpieces close to the cut line and allows you to cut even short parts with confidence that they won't pivot.It's also thoughtfully designed to allow your guide rail to self-adjust into squareness with your fence and/or a grid of holes on your worktop without placing any strain on the rail - before you lock it in position. With this feature, the rail will always drop directly on the front bracket's locating pin, needing no sideways pressure from the user.

Configurations and Use

Whether you're using the Dash-Board bench system or looking for a direct replacement for the Festool MFT3 brackets, this Guide Rail Bracket Set fits perfectly. Its versatility and adaptability make it an essential tool for everyone who works with track saw guide rails.

Key Components of the Guide Rail Bracket Set

Guide Rail Brackets on a work bench

The Guide Rail Bracket Set comes with several components designed to make your woodworking easier and more accurate.

Front and Rear Brackets

These are the primary components of the set. They are robust, precise, and attach to your guide rail without the need for any tools.

Pinsert™

The set includes a Pinsert™, which fits perfectly inside your guide rail and around the locating pin. This feature eliminates slop in case your saw guide has wider slots.

Universal Setup Blocks (USB)

These multi-purpose blocks help position your rail so that your saw kerf doesn't cross a line of dog holes. It's all about precision.

Bench Dogs

The set comes with two Bench Dogs for 20mm holes to facilitate the setup and squaring of the brackets.

Compatible Rails

This versatile bracket set is compatible with a range of rails, including:

Festool/Makita/Triton/Metabo/Powertec (and similar) Rails

This bracket set is designed to work seamlessly with Festool/Makita/Triton/Metabo/Powertec and similar rails.

Bosch/Mafell Rails

Whether you're a fan of Bosch or Mafell rails, the Guide Rail Bracket Set has you covered. Its design ensures that it works perfectly with these rail types.

Dewalt Rails

For those who prefer Dewalt rails, don't worry. The Guide Rail Bracket Set is designed to be compatible with your favorite rails.

Compatibility with T-slot Extrusions

The Guide Rail Bracket Set is not just versatile with rails; it's also designed to be compatible with T-slot extrusions from the 15 series or larger. Furthermore, it works seamlessly with your shop-built table that’s fitted with standard T-tracks according to our specifications.

Benefits of Using the Guide Rail Bracket Set

Guide Rail Bracket attached to a Dashboard

So why should you consider this bracket set for your woodworking? Here's why:

Ease of Use: The Guide Rail Bracket Set is designed for ease of use.

Precision: The parts are cnc-machined from solid aluminum, with exacting tolerances to ensure accurate performance. There are no stamped or formed parts. We even have our bearings custom-made. With its unique additions such as the Pinsert™ and Universal Setup Blocks, the guide rail bracket set ensures precise, accurate cuts every time.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic beginner, the Guide Rail Bracket Set provides precision, durability, ease of use, and versatility you'll appreciate on every project.

Frequently Asked Questions About Guide Rail Brackets

Q: How do I attach the brackets to my guide rail?

A: The brackets are designed to attach securely without tools. Guide rails slide on and off in seconds.

Q: Can the Guide Rail Bracket Set be used with any rail system?

A: The set is compatible with several rail systems, including Festool/Makita/Triton/Metabo/Powertec, Bosch/Mafell, and Dewalt rails.

Q: What is the maximum cutting height allowed by the bracket set?

A: The Guide Rail Bracket Set allows a maximum cutting height of 74mm.

Q: Does the bracket set come with a Pinsert™?

A: Yes, the set includes a Pinsert™ which fits perfectly around our locating pin. For the Bosch/Mafell variant, we provide our Platesert™ to fit over the front bracket's locating pin. It's the equivalent of the Pinsert™ that's used with other rail types.

Q: Are the brackets compatible with T-slot extrusions?

A: Yes, the brackets are compatible with T-slot extrusions from 15 series or larger.

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