Router outrigger support.
We talk a lot about how Festool designs its products to integrate as a system. Well, these two router tips are the result of having components that work as a system. Because it is a system, accessories and tools can be combined in creative ways that most people have never thought about.
First, to give credit where credit's due, a Festool Owners Group member, James Watriss, posted this on the forum last year. The post recently attracted some new interest by members and we thought we would share this with you.
Using the rods supplied with OF 1400 router, you can use the guide rail adapter as a outrigger support. The handle provides a convenient place to apply lateral and vertical pressure while routing. Give it a try!
An alternative to the Plexiglas template routing aid.
Use rods for the OF 1400 and OF 2200 routers along with two parallel edge guides to create an alternative to the template routing aid (as featured above). Since our routers feature center line marks on the router base, simply scribe a center line on the material and align the center line mark for perfect results. Need additional fence height for more stability? Well, you can replace the fence surfaces on the parallel edge guide with taller material very easily for additional support with the removable screws.
A special thank you to Charles Wilson for sharing his Writing Desk project in this edition of SysNotes. While Charles has a rather innovative use of the Domino as a locking mechanism in his desks, the tools he used most during the construction were the Festool 1400 EQ Router and MFS Multi-Routing Template System.
"I was recently commissioned to build some entry doors in the same style of a set I had previously built for a different client. The original doors' joinery was traditional mortise and tenon. The mortises were cut using a large plunge router, edge guide, and a jig that trapped the edge guide's fence. The tenons were cut on the router table. While the outcome was acceptable I wanted a simpler set up this time around. I also had more than double the number of doors to build and in a small shop simplifying things is about all you can do to stay efficient.
The MFK 700 Starter Bit Set.
Save $67.50 versus purchasing these components separately. The value-packed starter bit set for the MFK 700 includes four carbide tipped router bits, a Festool Systainer 1 and router bit insert for the systainer. Festool router bits meet the highest standards of manufacturing. Each bit has a maximum collet depth mark and maximum RPM rating inscribed on the shank for convenience.
You may not have noticed but the new Festool MFK 700 Trim Router and OF 2200 Router both employ a newly designed collet.
The new design dramatically improves the service life of the collet and protects against the invasion of contaminates such as saw dust, solid surface dust and other abrasive materials that would normally damage the internals of the collet.
The Festool LR 32 Hole Drilling System is a quick and easy way to produce European style cabinets and hinges with your Festool OF 1010 or OF 1400 router. Available in two sizes, 42" (491 621) and 95" (491 622), the LR 32 guide rails work in conjunction with the Hole Drilling Set making your ability to produce 32mm offset holes faster than ever imagined.
Watch our newest video as Marc Spagnuolo, host of thewoodwhisperer.com, discusses routers and how to manage the dust they produce. Learn how he spends more time woodworking and less time cleaning up and see the difference between working with and without dust collection.