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Offline robert.bradshaw

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Mfk 700
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:24 AM »
I just bought a mfk 700 and want to use it for trimming edge banding applied with the centrno 65 is there a cutter available that will trim and round over slightly or is it a case of two operations?
It's the basic trimmer set so should I consider buying the extra base and bits ?
I'll be mainly trimming 2mm white oak edging and abs plastic etc
Which cutters should I buy ?
Any advice and tips would be great
Thanks rob

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 08:18 AM »
You would do well to consider the Amana No-File bit
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 12:39 PM »
Where in the world are you that would help us advise

If in the UK wealden tools sell arris cutters that will work with the MFK to do exactly what you want.

Offline robert.bradshaw

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 10:37 AM »
Thanks for your help I'm in lancashire
Which utters do you recommend please
I a total novice to edge trimming so any tips and advice would be great thanks rob

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 11:08 AM »
You need the Festool 499809 edge banding bit.

Also get the Festool 499749 edge banding scraper (whatever you do don't drop it---bad things happen to it)

Tom

Offline robert.bradshaw

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 04:32 AM »
You need the Festool 499809 edge banding bit.

Also get the Festool 499749 edge banding scraper (whatever you do don't drop it---bad things happen to it)

Tom
thanks for your help tom they look just the job and a great price compared to the festool one
Have you used this yourself? Have you got any tips on using the mfk as I ain't used it yet
I don't mind paying all the extra for the festool bit but it looks basically like it does a similar thing what's your thoughts tom ? Any advice greatly appreciated thanks rob

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 08:05 AM »
You need the Festool 499809 edge banding bit.

Also get the Festool 499749 edge banding scraper (whatever you do don't drop it---bad things happen to it)

Tom
thanks for your help tom they look just the job and a great price compared to the festool one
Have you used this yourself? Have you got any tips on using the mfk as I ain't used it yet
I don't mind paying all the extra for the festool bit but it looks basically like it does a similar thing what's your thoughts tom ? Any advice greatly appreciated thanks rob

I believe you meant to quote joiner1970, I linked the Festool bit.

Major difference between the 2 brands---the Festool has multiple cutting edges. One edge gets dull, rotated the cutter.

Best tip I have is be accurate with your set up.

Tom

Offline robert.bradshaw

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 08:58 AM »
Thanks for your help, I think I'm going to get the festool bit as it seems a good idea to have multiple cutting edges and will save the day in some circumstances
Any more recommendations greatly appreciated 👍

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 06:24 AM »
Robert,

you will find the Wealden cutters as good if not better than the Festool ones. They also do the cutters with removable blades and are much cheaper. Ask around you'll find lots of people in the UK use Wealdens.

Yeah you can pay £96 for the festool one and rotate the cutter every time it goes blunt (x4) or just pay £19.50 for the Wealden cutter. You could buy 4 of them and still have change  [big grin].
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 06:32 AM by joiner1970 »

Offline robert.bradshaw

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 07:10 AM »
Thanks everyone for the info, I've just received the festool century 65 & trimming kit so I'm going to be busy setting this up and experimenting with it
My first job is 50m of 2mm oak edging onto.5mm oak veneered mdf I've never done it before so any tips would be appreciated thanks guys rob

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 08:36 AM »
Thanks everyone for the info, I've just received the festool century 65 & trimming kit so I'm going to be busy setting this up and experimenting with it
My first job is 50m of 2mm oak edging onto.5mm oak veneered mdf I've never done it before so any tips would be appreciated thanks guys rob

Don't tip the router....

Tom

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2017, 09:14 AM »
Thanks everyone for the info, I've just received the festool century 65 & trimming kit so I'm going to be busy setting this up and experimenting with it
My first job is 50m of 2mm oak edging onto.5mm oak veneered mdf I've never done it before so any tips would be appreciated thanks guys rob

For the Centuro I made 3 videos:

Executive Summary:



Setup and Use - Part 1:



Setup and Use - Part 2:



Good luck. It is a lovely machine.

Peter

Offline robert.bradshaw

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Re: Mfk 700
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2017, 10:36 AM »
Thanks Peter for your link and fantastic videos