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Offline Eczan

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Router and mft 3
« on: July 30, 2017, 04:39 PM »
Hello !
I like to know if someone can advise me how to place / hang Festool Router 1400 under the MFT 3, so I can use the MFT 3 like a router table.

Perhaps there is already a good construction and description how to do that.

Many thanks !

Regards,

Ed.

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Offline ear3

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 07:29 AM »
He uses a different router:



I imagine there might be some issues with setting the depth if you were to try to attach the 1400, but why not give it a try and report back?

In case you don't already know and are prepared to spend $$$, there is the CMS attachment for the MFT:

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-57000025-cms-vl-mft-3-router-table.html

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-57000024-cms-vl-mft-3-router-table-set.html
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 08:40 AM »
Personally I am not a fan of the thought of mounting a router into the MFT, but can see the appeal.

Here is a video link from Guido Henn that might give you some ideas - especially how to mount the router: 

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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 03:03 PM »
A Festool rail works pretty well as a straight fence too. A couple blocks of wood on each side of the bit allow you to create most any fence situation needed.

Personally I would recommend using a piece of melamine and a couple of saw horses. That way you get a proper router plate and are not cutting a giant hole into the MFT top.

A cheaper Triton router would work great to permanently leave in the router table too. It allows top height adjust when mounted in a table.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 06:56 AM »
I would be concerned about deflection of the MDF top with weight hanging from it (probably negligible if you don't leave the router attached for long periods of time).
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 08:35 AM »
I mounted an ELU MO177 router in an MFT1080 Table and the top promptly sagged in the middle. I had to brace the top from underneath with some steel braces and some bolts to adjust the level of the top. I also found that the effort to get it out and put it back was too much trouble and bought an OF2020 as another router. That subsequently finished up in a CMS table and I don't use the ELU much.

Offline Eczan

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 03:22 PM »
Many thanks for all your advice and suggestions! Very helpfull!
I think I will make the router table as demonstrated of the video Peter Halle posted.

So glad I have joined FOG. So many usefull information.

Regards,

Ed.

Offline Eczan

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Re: Router and mft 3
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 04:56 PM »
I also found this inspiring video on YouTube. A very simple and genius router table.