Precision 20 mm bench dog to fit holes in the MFT. It is used to accurately align guide rail and align workpiece for perfect crosscuts or 45 degree miters. The dog's small height above the table allows them to be used with anything thicker than 12 mm.
Can also be used to hold a workpiece while sanding or glueing. Two pairs can be used with one pair in a vertical column and the other pair in a horizontal row to align workpiece square or to test for squareness.
These dogs are made from aircraft grade aluminum and anodized black.
20 mm bench dog to fit in the holes on the MFT and in the slot on the bottom of a guide rail. Allows for quick accurate alignment of guide rail to the MFT holes. These dogs are made from aircraft grade aluminum and anodized black.
The Combination, or Combo, Pack consists of 1 pair of Qwas Dogs and 1 pair of Rail Dogs.
The most popular pack since it contains everything you need for maximum benefit of the MFT holes. The Super Pack consists of 2 pairs of Qwas Dogs and 1 pair of Rail Dogs.
The Qwas Square is for making cuts off of the MFT table. It is a precise 90 degree fence that slides onto the bottom of a Festool Guide Rail and allows for accurate cuts while away from the MFT. It requires a minimum of 8" of the rail which is about the same as the TS-55 plunge saw.
The Qwas Square slides onto to the guide rail through the groove on the bottom of the rail. It has 2 methods for accurate alignment with the rail or you can use any square to align it. Two thumb screws lock the Qwas Square in position. You can still install the hose guard / deflector if desired.
You do need to remove 10-12 inches of foam rubber from the outer strip on the guide rail. It is easily removed with a hair dryer and a scraper or razor blade.
The Qwas Square is an aluminum plate about 17 inches long and 10 inches wide. It is a precise 30/60 degree right triangle. It's 3/16 inch thickness provides for a rigid, sturdy fence while keeping it lightweight.
Small screw holes have been added for adding an auxiliary fence. The auxiliary fence can be wood or an aluminum extrusion. This fence could have a scale and/or stops on it for cutting multiple pieces to the same size. The aux fence could be used for any angle or weird shape cuts you need to make.
Qwas Square on Festool Guide Rail
How accurate is it? Good question and one that should be answered by anyone making squares. We are keeping the error to .002 inch per foot. This is close to the accuracy of a machinist square. However most cutting errors will not be from the fence but rather from the reference edge that the fence rides on. Any error on the reference edge is also added to the total error. A thin 1/64 inch sliver on the reference edge at the end of the fence can cause a 3/64 error over a 48 inch cut. It is important to have a clean reference edge to get a good accurate cut.
Qwas Square Bonus Feature
The Qwas Square works with the MFT table. With the use of our Qwas Dogs, the Qwas Square's 90 degree corner can be used to align the guide rail on the MFT. Also, the Qwas Square can be used as a fence for cutting very accurate 30 or 60 degree angles with the MFT.
Marino's Qwas Doghouse - NEW!
So you bought some Festool Qwas Dogs and Qwas Rail Dogs and when not in use, where do you keep them? In a bag? Loose on the table? Empty cigar box? Well, here's my slightly more elegant solution - Marino's Qwas Dog House. It's a foam filled systainer mini with a custom insert, cut to keep your dogs, neatly, solidly and securely stored - on hand when you need them. Note: Marino's Qwas Doghouse does NOT include Qwas products.