How to set the plunge depth on a router

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Reader Comments | Routers

In this video, Gregory Paolini demonstrates the proper method for setting the plunge depth on a Festool plunge router.

Visit our YouTube Channel at http://www.festool.tv for more videos, including a more comprehensive video on setting up and using the OF 1400 router.

This method can be used on the full range of Festool plunge routers.

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Getting started with the OF 1400 Router

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Reader Comments | How-To | Routers

OF 1400 Router

If you've not already done so, you may want to head over to festool.tv, check out the videos on our YouTube Channel, and subscribe so you get notified of new videos. Why? Well, because we're creating a library of video content to help you make better use of your Festool power tools and accessories.

A couple of months ago, we introduced the CMS Router Table and the OF 1400 router is a great complement to it. Since many of you have added the OF 1400 to your stack ofSystainers, or plan to soon, we've put together this instructional video showing how to get up and running with it quickly.

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CMS Router Table Review by The Wood Whisperer

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Routers | Router Tables

CMS Router Table

 

Coming October 1st - See it in action!

Last month, we announced the upcoming introduction of the new Festool CMS Router Tableand it looks like many of you like what you've seen so far. This month, we'll share some videos and other content with you so you can see the CMS in action and to help get you up and running once you get it in your shop.

The Wood Whisperer CMS test drive.

Our good friend, Marc Spagnuolo a.k.a. The Wood Whisperer, takes a look at the new CMS Router Table in this video. Marc talks about what he views as some of the benefits and does some routing to let you see the CMS in operation. Check out the video on Marc's CMS blog post and be sure to post your comments and questions at the bottom of the page. And, we're digging the cool Christmas Story leg lamp, Marc.

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Festool OF 1010 & OF 1400 Routers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Reader Comments | Routers

OF 1010 & 1400 Routers

 

It's time to take a new route.

We believe that routing shouldn't be a messy task, leaving you looking like a snowman covered head to toe in wood chips and dust. Experience the way woodworking should be with the Festool family of plunge routers, including the highly awarded OF 1010 and OF 1400 routers. These two routers are compatible with the soon-to-be-released CMS Router Table and are guaranteed to change the way you approach routing tasks forever.

Take a look at this video from Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer, where he checks out the various router models offered by Festool.

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LR 32mm Hole Drilling System

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Reader Comments | Routers

LR 32 Hole Drilling System

 

Click. Click. Boom!

Sure, having an amazing router table to use with your OF 1010 or OF 1400 plunge router will make it even more functional and versatile. But, Festool has the most comprehensive assortment of router accessories to make your router do more, and do it easier.

With the LR 32 Hole Drilling System and OF 1010 or OF 1400, precisely and efficiently build cabinets using the European frameless 32 mm system. The system is invaluable for placing cup hinges (35 mm) or setting shelf pin holes (based on 32 mm spacing) in casework. This portable line boring system enables one to do in the field what has traditionally been considered a shop-only job, possible only with the use of large, stationary equipment.

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Festool MFS Routing Template

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Reader Comments | Routers

MFS Router Template System

 

Circles, arcs, rectangles, and more.

The Festool MFS Routing template gives you yet another way to expand the functionality of your router. The MFS can enable you to easily do open field inlays, borders, cut outs and grommet openings, mortises, circles and arcs. The system can also be used to create jigs, square your MFT/3 fence and rail, guides, and is limited only by your imagination.

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The New CMS Router Table - Coming October 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Reader Comments | New Products | Routers | Router Tables

Festool CMS Router Table

 

 

 

CMS: A Superior Router Table by Design.

When our engineers sit down to design a new tool, they don't aim for mediocrity. Only the finest engineering, design, components and finish result in a tool worthy of the Festool name. Why? Because just like you we are passionate about the art and craft of woodworking. The new Festool CMS router table is no exception and it will be available October 1st, 2012.

So, how is it better than any other router table? First, every component of the CMS router table is designed to integrate seamlessly. The CMS router table is not a bunch of components cobbled together from various manufacturers. It's a piece of fine, precision machinery that can do the job like no other router table on the market, right out of the box.

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The Wood Whisperer's Trestle Table

The Wood Whisperer - Trestle Table

Creating an elegant table using Festool power tools.

Our good friend Marc Spagnuolo, well known for his video woodworking webcasts on thewoodwhisperer.com, was nice enough to share his latest creation with our readers, an elegant trestle table. His three part video series on the trestle table offers very thorough step-by-step explanation and documentation of the complete fabrication and finishing process. This means that even if you're not interested in building a trestle table, you get the benefit of seeing processes that you may use in another project.

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