March 1, 2016 at 1:33 am #480668
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, CAMarch 1, 2016 at 1:42 am #480670DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, 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?March 1, 2016 at 2:20 am #480677
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.March 1, 2016 at 6:13 am #480725jponto07ModeratorBloomington, INMarch 1, 2016 at 6:33 am #480735ReflectorPro
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.March 1, 2016 at 7:28 am #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.March 1, 2016 at 9:15 am #480845
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.March 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm #480962SkillmanPro
That’s incredible for keeping that edge straight . Makes for sure a fast process on doing those frames .
Always willing to learn .March 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm #480979mattryycProCalgary, 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.March 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm #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, CAMarch 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm #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, CAMarch 2, 2016 at 1:01 am #481215
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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