MFT/3 The evolution of the workbench
Redesigned for 2008, the height has been adjusted to make work more comfortable. New V-groove channels make adjustments both faster and easier. Both the fence and the miter gauge have been redesigned for better stability and more accurate results. The MFT/3 has 85% more working area than the older MFT 800, and is 15% lighter than the MFT 1080. Even though the MFT/3 has many improvements, we did not abandon features that you have come to trust and enjoy features like perforated tops, side channels for attaching clamps, and folding legs to allow two working heights, and easy transport.
- Table dimensions: 45 9/16" x 30 7/16" (1157 x 773 mm)
- Weight: 54 lbs (25 kg)
- Work space: 43 3/8" x 28 1/4" (1102 x 718 mm)
- Working height [folded down]: 35 7/16" [7 3/32"] (900 mm [180 mm])
Features & Benefits
Not even the placement of the tensioning knobs for the legs of the MFT escaped consideration in the redesign of the MFT3 Multi-Function Table. The knobs are now placed further from the side of the MFT to provide ample room for rotating the knob without damaging your most valuable tools -- your hands.
Even the most minute of details have not been overlooked in the redesign of the new MFT3 Multi-Function Table. The new rubber foot caps protect the floor which is especially important while working on the job site. The new caps also make the MFT more resistant to lateral movement during use.
Festool's system approach to tool design is exemplified in the use of the integrated T-Groove side rail to quickly and easily connect two or more Multi-Function Tables (MFTs) to one another. Simply insert the optional connectors (484 455) into the side rails to bridge the MFTs to one another multiplying your work surface. It's that simple!
The perforated work surface and integrated side rails of the Multi-Function Table provide a wide variety of clamping configurations. Working with the edge of the workpiece or irregular shapes has never been easier thanks to Festool's clamps which are designed to integrate with the MFT. Work with confidence, knowing that your workpiece is well secured.
While the Multi-Function Table (MFT) makes a superb work surface for cutting, sanding and routing, you can also use the MFT for assembly. Built to be sturdy, the MFT can support loads up to 260 lbs. A ergonomically designed work height places your work materials at the perfect height.
A new feature of the totally redesigned MFT3 Multi-Function Table is the use of threaded inserts for attaching the perforated work surface. Previous models of the MFT used a coarse wood screw for attachment. The new threaded inserts not only prevent damage to the MDF top from over torquing but also establish a reference point when attaching the top. Positioning the top is now easier and more accurate than ever.
Work Surface Height
The Multi-Function Table has been recently redesigned to offer a more comfortable work surface height. Folding legs make transporting the MFT to and from job sites easy by providing a light weight, compact profile. For installing flooring and other applications where you spend time kneeling, the MFT can be placed at floor level with the legs collapsed bringing the work surface to you. Now that's smart!