KS 3000 compatibility..?
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Happy New Year, and best of wishes for 2019, this is my first post on this forum so I hope I don't get laughed out.

I was wondering about the compatibility of this part with Makita jigsaws, the DJV181Z to be more precise.
I'm having hard time finding any dimensions on the KS 3000's tool insert area or even the Bosch GST jigsaws dimensions on of the base plate, so at least I can compare..

Second question, might be offtopic but I don't really like making new threads..: is the rail in FSN OFA 32 KIT 800 fully compatible with Mafell tools, like their plunge saw?


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Hello nader. Happy New Year to you too.

My GST 18V-LI S jigsaw is away onsite for a job at the minute so I can't measure the base. I'll try and get hold of it's base dimensions today or tomorrow so you can compare them with your Makita if you like. You could always post your Makita dimensions here too. 
I would say that it's unlikely the Makita would fit into the KS 3000 base plate. Not even all of Bosch's range does. The GST 160 and 140 corded saws do (but not the 150 nor the old style 160's). The GST 18V-LI S and B cordless models do too. The Mafell jigsaw (P1CC) doesn't work with the KS 3000 either but, the Mafell bases - fixed and tilting - do run as standard on the Bosch/Mafell guide rails.

As to OFA 32 kit compatability with Mafell, the guide rail part of the kit will indeed work with Mafell products - like their plunge saws/jigsaws - as their guide rail is the same.  The only difference being that with the OFA 32 kit, you get an FSN RA 32 800 guide rail - 800mm length with 32mm hole spacings for cabinetry (there's also am FSN RA 32 1600 - 1.6m - guide rail avalable with 32mm hole spacings too).
The OFA base (guide rail adapter) is for routers and the only Mafell router model catered for is the LO50E, their baby 1/4" model. You can of course drill and tap new holes in the base to cater for a router of your choosing. I've modified my OFA a fair bit to accomodate a cordless Bosch router hack I did and, I've added a support leg for when edge working (see vid below). 
The OFA base as standard provides holes for the following routers: Bosch GKF 600, GOF 900 CE, GOF 1300, GOF 1400, GOF 1600 CE,  Makita RP1110, Makita RP 0900, DeWalt DW621, Festool OF1010 EBQ and Mafell LO50E.

Hope this has helped clear it up for you a little.
All the best.


This post was edited by bailey on 02.01.2019, 10:45 o’clock
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Sorry for responding late, had some router issues.

I don't have the Makita on my person, in a few days.. probably when my friend feels like lending it.
Would still appreciate those GST 18V-LI S measurements, since it's compatible with the KS3000 and that would mostly answer my question, I'll get to the Makita soon enough and can just cross reference.

Thanks for the explanation on the guide rail, I've heard somewhere that the Bosch rails are Mafell made months ago but that was just hearsay, nice to see confirmation.
Good video, that's a pretty useful OFA hack, I'll try to do something similar.


Lastly,  was there any news on new brushless tools from Bosch? The 12.0Ah batteries should be releasing soon and that should come with some new tools, right?

This post was edited by nader-- on 04.01.2019, 13:55 o’clock
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