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on 01.12.2011 at 21:31
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Can anyone tell me if I can get a guide shoe and rail system that will fit my older model GKS 65 (601 667).

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Hi,

It should be in the user manual?
www.bosch-pt.com/boptmanuals/gb/en/

Have you seen the new guide rails for the latest machine?

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New guide rails look good as does the plunge saw. I've had a look at the manuals and still not 100% I'll do a bit more digging. Thanks for the heads up on the manuals

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I have the same question - my model is a GKS160.
Would it work with these new FSN rails?

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Gentlemen
Only the GKS 55 GCE and GKS 85G will fit the new FSN guide rail system (2.602.317.030 and 2.602.317.031).

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thanks for clearing that up.
That means I'll have to plunge in to a tracksaw system, and the Bosch, Festool, Makita and DeWalt seem to be very similar.
The Makita and DeWalt seem to be fairly interchangeable with the Festool - e.g. Festool accessories work in/with the Makita tracks.
Bosch isn't clear about this. In their marketing blurb, they mention that it's compatible with "competitor systems". I've seen people claiming that that means compatibility with Mafell tracks.

So, can anyone clarify this? If I buy the GKT55 with a 1.6m track, will I be able to use it in say a Festool table, like the MFT 3 with its squaring system, will I be able to use the Festool 495717 parallel guides with the Bosch tracks?

These are important considerations, as seamless compatibility would mean not being locked into a system. Even if buying mostly Bosch, it would be good to have the option of buying accessories regardless of brand.

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No, you will not be able to use the new Bosch guide rail with the Festool table or paralel guide.

What you will be able to do is use our saws on the Festool guide rail system. All so called "G"-Models have a second groove in their footplate to that fits to Festool's guide rails.

This post was edited by Bob Community Team on 07.12.2011 at 11:15 .
Reason: Tense clarification

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So not even the Festool/Makita/DeWalt clamps will work with these FSN?

And what about the Mafell tracks. Can be FSN tracks be integrated in a Mafell track+accessories setup?

Also, will these FSN tracks be useable with GOF or POF routers? E.g. by using some baseplate adapter - thus creating an integrated system like Festool.

A large part of the problem is that there isn't that much information available on the FSN tracks/system. Bosch could release a pdf manual for it and a few detailed drawings/description.

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Hi
Please see comments in respnse to your questions:

So not even the Festool/Makita/DeWalt clamps will work with these FSN?
Correct, onls Mafell or Bosch clamps (if you need clamps..)

And what about the Mafell tracks. Can be FSN tracks be integrated in a Mafell track+accessories setup?
Yes. The Mafell system is exactly the same as the Bosch system.

Also, will these FSN tracks be useable with GOF or POF routers? E.g. by using some baseplate adapter - thus creating an integrated system like Festool.
For GOF: in process. SOL to be confirmed. For POF: No, clear separation of DIY and professional applications.

A large part of the problem is that there isn't that much information available on the FSN tracks/system. Bosch could release a pdf manual for it and a few detailed drawings/description.
Good idea.  Most of the information you'll find in the launch package.

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final question: does the GKT55GCE kit come with a blade? which one?
Since Bosch's own don't seem to be available for sale yet (I would want the 2608642384), are there viable alternatives in 165mm, 20mm bore and the right kerf?

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