Slop Stop - MFT to Guide Rail

$25.00
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SKU:
SLOPSTOP
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Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Slop Stop - MFT to Guide Rail
A cause of frustration for many Festool MFT owners is the small amount of "slop" where the rail fits over the locating tab. While this play can be minimised by adjusting the tab so that there is side-pressure on the rail, the steel tab eventually wears into the soft aluminum and the problem only gets worse.
 
The "Slop-Stop" is a insert that solves this problem and eliminates the metal-to-metal contact. To use simply slide the insert in the MFT rail, centering it where the rail meets the tab (often the wear marks will be an obvious indicator). Then lower the rail, slide the "slop-stop" in either direction until the desired fit is acheived, then lightly tighten the set-screws with the supplied wrench. Finally check your rail alignment.
 
The "Slop-Stop" is machined from delrin and will provide excellent wear characteristics, but by reversing/rotating the insert, there are effectively four wear-surfaces, enough to last the normal user for years.

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  • 4
    Slop Stop effectiveness

    Posted by Louis Tanguay on 2016 Jun 7th

    A bit expensive for what it is but does the job perfectly. Ends play completely and provides tactile confirmation that rail is properly engaged.

  • 5
    Like The Name Says "Slop Stop"

    Posted by Unknown on 2016 Mar 15th

    As any MFT3 owners know there is a noticeable slop between the locator pin and the slot on the track. At least there was...thanks to Slop Stop it is completely gone. Yahoo!

    While the price is steep for what you actually receive, getting rid of the slop makes it worth every penny.

  • 4
    Excellent upgrade

    Posted by Unknown on 2015 Dec 10th

    Easy to install and great improvement.

  • 5
    Finally! No play in my MFT rail.

    Posted by Unknown on 2015 Sep 9th

    Immediately on installation I could feel no play in the guiderail on my MFT. The play has driven me nuts causing me to doubt the accuracy of my MFT. I am looking forward to working with this in place.