From The Tool Nut
Festool guide rails, along with dust extractors, are the core of the Festool system. Allowing both Festool plunge cut track saws, jig saws and routers to perform tasks that only big, unruly, heavy and expensive shop equipment could perform before. With splinter free, straight as an arrow cuts, the Festool guide rails allow you to perform tasks never thought possible. Obtain cabinet saw quality cuts with a piece of equipment that fits snuggly in your backseat or can hide in the closet. A replaceable splinter guard, as well as being reusable, means you're ensured these fine quality cuts for the life of your rail & saw. As far as we've seen, they don't die!
Festool guide rails are easily and quickly connected by utilizing the 482107 Guide Rail Connector (2 required). Any size rails fit together in moments to create any size track that the user would like.
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From the Manufacturer
Festool FS Guide rails are available in many different lengths from 32 inches to 197 inches (800 - 5000 mm), providing the right rail for every application. The integrated splinterguard aligns perfectly to your cut line, saving set up time and serving as protection against tear out, on cuts both with the grain and across. Guide rails can be easily connected using the accessory guide rail connectors for a rigid, secure and continuous connection. Guide rails make work easier by taking the tool to the work, and save time and money by eliminating laborious measurements, rework and wasted material. Use the FS 1400 Guide Rail (55 inches) with the Festool TS Plunge cut saw to make precision cuts up to 49 inches long. Connect rails using Festool Guide Rail Connectors to make limitless cuts.
Of the nine sizes available, Festool offers seven standard FS guide rails. Our most popular sizes are the FS 1400 55" guide rail for cross-cuts and the FS 2700 106" rail to cut the full length on standard sheet goods (with the TS plunge cut track saws).
Also available are two sizes in the hole series. A special indexed guide rail system using the hole drilling set makes fast work of placing perfect 32mm shelf pins and 35 mm holes for European hinges in cabinets.
Every FS guide rail can be used in combination with Festool plunge-cut saws, jigsaws, and routers ensuring precise, repeatable results.