Torben don't be fooled into thinking that you need this interface clamp, what did professionals do before it was invented? I have a Festool Rail that is 1500mm or so long and I can borrow a 3 mt rail and have it in my work area within ten minutes of thinking that I want to use it and I have the Festool OF1100 Router that goes with it, and I have the interface clamp that goes with it, however I rarely bolt it all up to get a straight cut, I did, and still do, run routers up against an aluminum straight edge by just resting the edge of the router against the firmly clamped straight edge and then I use a steady hand, and I get straight cut, I run laminate trimmers the same way to joint the edges of laminates prior to laying it down, how did wood turners turn wood before the power lathe? The used legs of iron and a pole lathe! It is also a bit like steam bending, you can buy the best steam box and gas kit to heat the water but how did Cabinetmakers, Boatmakers and Chairmakers steam bend a piece of wood in the time of Queen Anne when that type of steam box was not invented? How did they do it in the time of George the 3rd? Steam was used to bend wood in the time of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Vikings did it as well, and they bent wood with ease. I do use the Festool clamp to attach the OF1100 to a workshop made circle jig and that works very well but I do it that way as I already own the clamp and router, I would never buy that clamp just to use it on the circle jig. Rails and plunge saw do work quite well together so I also have the Sheppach plunge saw and its 1500 rail, that saw is not as expensive at the Festool plunge saw and rail, were I laying floors professionally then I would buy the Festool Plunge saw and rail but I just don't have to workload to make me invest in that very sweet saw, the thing is that to justify buying an expensive saw or router jig then you have to have work where you use it all the time, if you don't then there is always other ways to run a router and get a straight cut, you can bend wood with a wood burning fire and a home made wooden steam box as well. NGM
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