We are now calling for entries for a 2-day class focused on the practical application of the Festool Router System. The class will take place at Festool's Training Center in Lebanon, IN (just NW of Indianapolis), and will be primarily geared towards professional applications.
In this class, we will cover the full Festool router lineup, including the MFK 700, OF 1010, OF 1400, and OF 2200, as well as key system accessories such as the MFS, LR32 Hole boring system, and FS Guide rails. Participants should expect to walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, with emphasis on panelized doors, circles and arcs, cabinet shelf pins and hinge boring, inlays, fluting, and edge-banding, among others.
Participants will leave with an improved understanding of advanced routing techniques as they apply to trim carpentry, cabinet work, and furniture construction. Real-world, application-based exercises will enhance the participant's understanding of how to efficiently employ the Festool Router System in the shop and on the jobsite.
Since most of the two days will be spent in the shop actually using the tools, we request that registrants have some previous knowledge of the Festool Router System, and/or the basics of trim carpentry, cabinet or furniture construction.
Though we expect to add classes geared toward novices in the future, this should be considered an intermediate to expert-level class. What will I learn?Precision in shop and on jobsite with Festool Routers
Enhanced efficiency with Festool System Components
- MFK 700 Trim router - Precision and flexibility
- OF 1010 Plunge Router - Small in size, big on performance
- OF 1400 Plunge Router - Our most versatile router
- OF 2200 Plunge Router - A portable shaper
- Arcs, circles and raised panels with the Festool MFS system
- Efficient cabinet construction with the LR 32 Hole boring system
- Boring of hinge plates and shelf pins on cabinet sides
- 35 mm Hinge boring on cabinet doors
How do I apply and how are participants selected?
- Routing fluted columns with the Festool parallel guide
- Clean and efficient edge banding with the MFK 700 and OF1010 plate systems
- Routing grooves and slots with the OF 2200 and Plexiglas template
- Precision routing with FS guide rails
- Precision inlays with Festool Routers
If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete this online survey
, and provide a few details about yourself. If you have applied for previous end-user training events, you will need to re-apply for this one. Attendees are accepted on a first-come basis.
We will notify selected participants (as well as a handful of alternates) by email. The one thing we ask of our selected participants is that you arrive on time and stick around for the full two days.Travel and Accommodations:
Participants are responsible for all travel and accommodations. We will be glad to help you make hotel reservations at our preferred local establishment (Farifield Inn, 86th St, Indianapolis). And for those participants staying at that hotel, Festool will arrive for pick-up on both days at 7:30am.
Festool will provide basic refreshments (bagels and coffee) in the morning at our Training Center, and lunch will be provided both days. There will be an offsite group dinner on the first night.When & Where?
* Please note: Attendees will be responsible for all expenses related to travel and accommodations.Class Feedback:
We plan to reserve at least an hour at the end of the second day to get everyone's feedback on the class. We want to hear what you thought about the class structure and material covered, among other things. Festool training personnel in attendance:
- Brian Sedgeley, Tool and Application Trainer
- Rick Bush, Product Manager
There may also be additional members of the Festool USA team present periodically throughout the training event.