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Festool OF1010 and Edging Plate

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    I like my Bosch Colt router and use it for lots of trimming and small edge treatments. But, when it comes to trimming 3/4 inch or thicker banding I really like using Festool’s OF1010 router and edging plate accessory. This set-up makes quick work of trimming with little risk of damaging the sheet goods with the router bit. The set-up helps minimize risk of tipping and you can dial it in for a perfectly flush cut. Here is a quick video I took of this set-up in action:

    Orange County, CA

    #480670
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Man that Festool makes some sweet tools. I love em and if I had any money they would get a lot of it? Is that edge banding ready for finish sanding?

    #480677
    Doobie
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    I’ve never seen that accessory for the 1010 router before. Do you know how long it has been around?

    I have the MFK700 for doing that stuff but I’ve wanted a 1010 for many years. Just never pulled the trigger.

    #480725
    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    The set-up helps minimize risk of tipping

    This would be the only reason I would use an accessory like this…otherwise a good flush trim but would do the job.

    Jon P.
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    #480735

    I think Fastcap put out something that works in a similar way but it uses flush trim router bits on a trim router. It’s just a rod/cylinder that screws into the base of a trim router.

    #480791

    Thanks for the video Scot. That add-on and method is a new one on me. Works nice. A friend has a Virutex Lipping Plane that does the same thing. For what it sells for you would have to do a lot of that flush trimming to pay for itself. This would be a reasonably priced way to go.

    #480845
    Doobie
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    The set-up helps minimize risk of tipping

    This would be the only reason I would use an accessory like this…otherwise a good flush trim but would do the job.

    Have you ever tried trimming that wide on the face side that way Jon? That is an impossible balancing/alignment job unless you have robotic-like steadiness abilities.

    #480962

    That’s incredible for keeping that edge straight . Makes for sure a fast process on doing those frames .

    Always willing to learn .

    #480979
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Very nice, I haven’t tried a Festool router yet but nice attachments like that make it tempting. The only thing I’ve wished for before seeing this was the better dust collection.

    #481107

    Thanks, guys. It is a good accessory and cheaper than the MFK700 set-up. It is a versatile router for sure if you go that route. Of course the accessories can add up quickly too.

    Is that edge banding ready for finish sanding?

    Yep — ready for finish or a very light swipe with sandpaper. I think I used some 320 over the entire piece before applying some finish.

    Do you know how long it has been around?

    Kevin – I think it has been around for as long as the have sold the 1010 in North America. They also have a bearing feeler kit you can use if trimming curved edging. If I did this kind of work all day, then the MFK is a better option. But for my use the 1010 is perfect. Lots of overlap with the MFK, but not limited to 5/8 or less edge banding.

    Orange County, CA

    #481108

    . A friend has a Virutex Lipping Plane that does the same thing. For what it sells for you would have to do a lot of that flush trimming to pay for itself.

    Yes – those tools can add up. Makes sense if you do enough banding, but this is a much cheaper way to go.

    BTW – I use this for creating sliding dovetails as well – perfect for cutting the male joint with a dovetail bit and again, no tipping which can happen on larger work pieces and a router table fence.

    Orange County, CA

    #481215
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Kevin – I think it has been around for as long as the have sold the 1010 in North America.

    Never seen it before. And I thought I knew most things Festool. I guess that is truly impossible.

    How well does it work for removing thin glue edge bands?

    Lots of overlap with the MFK, but not limited to 5/8 or less edge banding.

    I’ve not had an issue with that limitation. But I know that in advance, so I stay away from that problem in my design/work.

    The offset half degree base attachment reaĺy makes a difference. It really makes a clean job for that kind of task. Never felt the need to buy the zero degree base.

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