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StockAid Stock Rail Filing Tool For ME Code 40 & 55 Rail


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The perfect companion to the PointForm tool, the Fast Tracks StockAid filing jig makes fast and easy work of filing the notch out of the base of the stock rail so that the switch points fit precisely against the stock rail when they are closed.

If you have ever tried to file the notch in the stock rail, you will know how difficult it can be. Holding the rail in a vise is nearly impossible. Holding the rail by hand while you try sanding it with a benchtop grinder can be tricky, and your results are never consistent. The StockAid solves all those problems by providing a foolproof way of holding the rail at a precise angle while you file the notch into the base. Even code 40 rail can be precisely filed! Using the tool is much like our PointForm. Just insert the rail into the tool, clamp it tight, and file!

Unlike the PointForm tool, a single StockAid jig can be used for all types and scales of trackwork. The only difference is the size of the rail the tool can accommodate. This tool will accommodate code 40 & 55 rail and can be used for all your trackwork.

The same tool can file both the right and left stock rails.

Each StockAid filing jig comes with a 5/32" Allen wrench to tighten the clamping screws and lasts for thousands of uses.

StockAid tools are currently only available for Micro Engineering rail.

9 reviews for StockAid Stock Rail Filing Tool For ME Code 40 & 55 Rail

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michael Talcott (verified owner)

    I believe this tool is indispensable for Code 40 rail. I tried free-handing the removal of the stock rail by file and by motor-tool on a couple of test builds and learned exactly why this tool had been developed. It took half the effort, at no risk, with superior results. Yes, you need it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Guest Reviewer

    Like the PointForm Tool, the StockAid Rail Filing Tool is, for me, a necessary addition as it performs a precision task I couldn't do on my own. Well worth owning! Like ALL the offerings I purchased from FastTracks, this tool is top quality and well thought out, large enough to use properly but needs little space for storage.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Frank Wilhelm (verified owner)

    Another great Fast Tracks product! I hesitated initially given the price, but then decided good tools are worth it. This one is worth every penny - strap in the rail and make perfect stock rails every time - no more guessing the angle and if enough has been removed with the belt sander. Get this with the rest of your Fast Track tools/jigs. You'll be glad.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Szpakowski (verified owner)

    It works fine on code 40 rail.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chester Nelson (verified owner)

    I had previously purchased a Turnout Assembly Fixture and found it hard to get the stock rail filed right. This Stock Rail Filing Tool makes it sooo much easier. I think that it is indispensable and would recommend any one who is contemplating purchasing an Assembly Fixture to include this along with the PointForm filing tool. If you are going to do it, do it right!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Missey (verified owner)

    Perfect tool for accurately filing the correct angle for the stock rails. Takes any guess work out and simply just works. I wouldn't build my own turnouts without this tool

  7. 5 out of 5

    David Smith (verified owner)

    You can file your stock rails without this jig, and maybe if you have eyesight of a 20-year old with perfect vision, and the dexterity of a professional magician, it would go okay, but why put yourself through all that for a mediocre result? I'm very happy that I have this jig! Just read the directions carefully and set up the jig with care, so that the rail gets filed in the entire area where it needs to be filed and not in any other areas.

  8. 5 out of 5

    bacustomwoodworking (verified owner)

    works very good. saves a lot of time.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carel Brust (verified owner)

    Very handy, it saves a lot of time and the result is so much better than without.

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Works with Rail Codes40 & 55
SizeL - 4" (102 mm)
W - 1.18" (30 mm)
H - 1" (25 mm)
The physical size of the product
Weight1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)
MaterialCase Hardened, Cold Rolled Steel
Using The StockAid Tool To File The Base Of The Stockrail

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