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Offline Oso Rojo

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MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:27 PM »
I just getting starting using the horizontal base with the MKF700. The project is to trim oak banding around a laminate bench top to flush it with the bench surface. My question is about forward and aft adjustment assuming you are facing towards the bench top with the router's axis pointing away from you. Is there any kind of guide to keep the cutter roughly over the material to be cut?

Thanks,
Bernie

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Online tjbnwi

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 09:54 PM »
There is a follower bearing that mounts to the router.

Scroll through the pictures in this link. You can see it in place in the 4th or 5th picture.

https://www.festoolusa.com/products/routing/edge-routers/574368---mfk-700-eq-set-usa#Overview

The follower should have come in the set.

Tom

Offline Oso Rojo

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 09:59 PM »
Well now, that was rather silly of me, hahahah.

Thanks Tom!

Offline Oso Rojo

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 11:43 PM »
Hmm, I found the part, but where are the screws to hold it in place?

Bernie

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 11:47 PM »
Hmm, I found the part, but where are the screws to hold it in place?

Bernie

Should be in the motor housing. The allen key is clipped to the Systainer insert.

I just checked the pictures in the link above. One of the pictures show them in the housing.

Tom

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 11:53 PM »
From the link. I marked up where the screws are.

Tom

Offline Oso Rojo

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 11:57 PM »
I have threaded holes with no screws in them.

Bernie

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 11:58 PM »
I have threaded holes with no screws in them.

Bernie

4 threaded holes?

Tom

Offline Oso Rojo

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 12:01 AM »
Yes, four M5 holes.

I just looked up the part number on EKAT, I think I'll need to call Festool tomorrow. Maybe I can find some at the local Fastenal. EKAT says they are M5 x 10. I checked the diameter and the holes are M5s.

Bernie

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 12:10 AM »
Double check the Systainer to see if they were shipped in a package. Maybe under the insert?

My local hardware store would have them in stock.

Tom

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Re: MFK700 with Horizontal Base
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 12:14 AM »
Just check underneath, found an allen wrench I didn't know was there, but no screws. I'll leave a little early for work tomorrow and stop at Fastenal. They seem to carry everything.