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Offline linnlp12

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MFK 700EQB Plus
« on: July 12, 2015, 06:18 PM »
I purchased this router do my Conturo.  The case says EQBplus yet the router only says 700 plus. The serial number matches the case.  Is the bearing brake only in the base with the motors the same?
One more question, to flush cut edge banding without radius, I need the 1.5 base correct?  And the straight cutter?

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 08:49 PM »
The brake is only in the base.

You can use the unit you have for straight trimming.

Tom

Offline Don T

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 12:09 AM »
The base that comes with the 700 is the 1.5 degree base.
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Offline linnlp12

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 12:54 PM »
The conturo router has a vertical base not a horizontal base

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 01:21 PM »
The conturo router has a vertical base not a horizontal base

Why do you feel you can't do a straight run with the vertical base?

The original 700 kit did include the 1.5º base. You can run straight, bevel or radius bits in either position.

Tom

Offline linnlp12

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 04:56 PM »
Probably inexperience and ignorance. Which bit for flush cut in a vertical position?  I can only seem to find chamfer bits in vertical, the festool website shows limited bits

i am learning by experimenting and I find these forums very helpful.  I have spent about $15,000 on festool tools in the last few months. This weekend picked up a kapex stand and conturo table set. I built my own stationary kapex stand but could not take the hassle to hand carry the stand and saw.   Most important to me in tool choice  was dust control and support from forums like this.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2015, 05:17 PM »
Probably inexperience and ignorance. Which bit for flush cut in a vertical position?  I can only seem to find chamfer bits in vertical, the festool website shows limited bits

i am learning by experimenting and I find these forums very helpful.  I have spent about $15,000 on festool tools in the last few months. This weekend picked up a kapex stand and conturo table set. I built my own stationary kapex stand but could not take the hassle to hand carry the stand and saw.   Most important to me in tool choice  was dust control and support from forums like this.


This is the bit for your 700 to flush trim. Honestly any flat bottom trimming bit will do the job, just set it flush to she show surface and very slightly inboard of the edge banding.

http://www.tool-home.com/products/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/60/products_id/25280

You can get the 0º or 1.5º base for your unit. I find both very useful.

A video using the 700 to flush trim in the center of a panel. I now use a different bit(s), they fit better.



Tom

Online kcufstoidi

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 07:52 AM »
Festool showed the new MFK verticle base with brake in Providence. It works in conjunction with the bit Tom linked. The video doesn't show it being used with the new brake base. I believe this set up was to make trimming the thicker PVC edgebands easier then with the horizontal bases.

John

Offline Chris Perren

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 05:53 PM »
Hey Tom - Is this the new vertical base? 

Offline Chris Perren

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 06:07 PM »
I got it - Its one of the vertical bases

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 11:58 PM »
I got it - Its one of the vertical bases

@ByoBuzz- it is the horizontal base with the gate removed. The motor installs where the dust chute would install.

Tom

Offline Chris Perren

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 12:56 AM »
@tjbnwi - Thanks Tom! -  I understand now.  Are you using festool bits with the new MFK base (i.e bearing brake).  Does it work well?  I need to trim some PVC iron on edging. Thanks

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 08:59 AM »
@ByoBuzz, so far just the one for 3.0 mm PVC edge band, it works really well. I have not used it on any iron on.

I never like the idea of a bearing spinning on a finished product. The brake turns the bearing into a follower more than a bearing.

Tom

Offline safety1st

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 03:03 PM »
@ByoBuzz, so far just the one for 3.0 mm PVC edge band, it works really well. I have not used it on any iron on.

I never like the idea of a bearing spinning on a finished product. The brake turns the bearing into a follower more than a bearing.

Tom

Sorry to bring up this old thread. Can someone tell how the brake helps?

The bearing is not really spinning when it is against the stock, right? It rolls along the stock as the tool is moved along the edge. In fact if the bearing is held (by the brake) it would rub and not roll, right? Isn't that worse?

Thanks!

Online grobkuschelig

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2019, 04:44 PM »
In my understanding the brake keeps the baring from „accidentally“ spinning to high and makes it actually roll with the speed of the wheel against the material. Thus preventing any burn marks or other damages on the edge. :)

Hope this helps.

Offline safety1st

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Re: MFK 700EQB Plus
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 11:45 PM »
ah, okay i see. thanks for clarifying. i didn't realized that the bearing could spin like that with the bit, i guess it can happen if things are gummed up.