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Offline mirock

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LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« on: September 01, 2016, 05:51 PM »
Hello colleagues!

I would like to share my last experiment. I decide to equip my old router Fe OF1010 wirh the LED light like Carvex has.
Maybe it would be useful for someone.
Let me know about your opinion in comments!

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Offline blaszcsj

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 05:58 PM »
This is awesome. Can you provide the cad file for the mount?
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Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 06:14 PM »
This is awesome. Can you provide the cad file for the mount?
hmm... I don't have it cause i drew in Aspire directly. But if you really need I think I can make sketchup model
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Online Cheese

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 06:17 PM »
Very nice... [cool]...I'm also surprised that shadows aren't an issue when illuminating only half of the area, but that is certainly not the case. Just curious what LEDs you used. Are those Luxeon Rebels?

Offline CarolinaNomad

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 07:50 PM »
Another great video!  Thanks for sharing.
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Offline RKA

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 08:14 PM »
Haha, nice!  I love watching your videos, you're always inventing something!  Great work.
-Raj

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 08:46 PM »
Mirock - you rock !  [thumbs up]

Just when I think you couldn't possibly dream up another cool woodworking idea - bam...... another video.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Offline Jamestoolie

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 09:20 PM »
As always this rocks mirock!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 09:25 PM by Jamestoolie »

Offline jdm5

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 09:23 PM »
Awesome!
Drank the green Kool-Aid...gave up counting long ago.

Offline Krkww

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 09:44 PM »
Sir, your ingenuity brings a smile to my face every time!
Thank you for sharing... again!
Kevin

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 10:28 PM »
Brilliant idea beautifully accomplished.
Good video too as always.

Offline jtwood

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 10:49 PM »
Terrific work with great results.  I'd love to have that on my routers.

Steve

Offline Gregor

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 06:08 AM »
Brilliant way to woid the warranty  [wink]

Would like to see this going into the product itself, did you think about submitting this to the Ideen Offensive (sorry, they don't seem to have this page in english) ?

Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 08:40 AM »
Brilliant way to woid the warranty  [wink]

Would like to see this going into the product itself, did you think about submitting this to the Ideen Offensive (sorry, they don't seem to have this page in english) ?

I don't need warranty because Festool never get broken. [wink]
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Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 09:04 AM »
It is really raw device. I rebuild it one time. First version was:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJqDA-kjrYF/?taken-by=mirock79
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Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2016, 09:34 AM »
It could be made like attached equipment without cutting body of the router. Power possible to take with this interim socket

« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 09:37 AM by mirock »
my video channels:
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And:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSDylM1i5mnPHKtfuO0Jjvg
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Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2016, 07:02 PM »
Mirock - you rock !  [thumbs up]

Just when I think you couldn't possibly dream up another cool woodworking idea - bam...... another video.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Thank you and others guys for support!
I glad you liked it
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Offline Holmz

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2016, 07:25 PM »
Nice @mirock
What are the drivers and LEDs? I am picturing adding something to my tools.

Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2016, 07:52 PM »
Nice @mirock
What are the drivers and LEDs? I am picturing adding something to my tools.

I don't know much about them.

I've bought these - http://a-svet.prom.ua/p43532032-moschnyj-svetodiod-1vt.html

Drivers for supply power - http://svetodiodnyj-drajver-220v.html/

This driver can supply 3 or 4 or 5 diods. Need to attach them sequetially. Also need to remember that diods required cooling. For this use thermoglue like this - http://a-svet.prom.ua/p287156571-termo-provodyaschij-klej.html

Need to glue diods to cooler radiator. I made it by myself as body because regular absolutely inappropriate by size.

This is cooler - http://forled.com.ua/products/radiator-dlya-svetodioda-1-vt/

And regular interim platform for fixing - http://a-svet.prom.ua/p56726151-alyuminievaya-podlozhka-dlya.html

Last ones I didn't use at all. Too less place for them.

Usually diods glue to them and after these plates glue to coolers by thermoglue. I made aluminum body frame to substitute plate and cooler by it.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 08:05 PM by mirock »
my video channels:
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Offline antss

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2016, 09:54 PM »
Wonder if the wonks on the Festool mothership are taking note ???

Dewalt's trim router and even Ridgid's 2.25hp have this feature and they cost less than $150 retail.  That dewalt is no larger than a soda can either.

Only time I can see this not being an advantage would be mounted in a table where they might shine right in your eyes.  Mirock's solution addresses that and Festool and Bosch's jigsaws have switches that can turn off the lites too.

So it is possible and not expensive to add this tech.

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2016, 04:52 PM »
This is awesome. Can you provide the cad file for the mount?
hmm... I don't have it cause i drew in Aspire directly. But if you really need I think I can make sketchup model

Im not sure but i thought you can export on aspire. Ill have a look tomorrow
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Offline mirock

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2016, 03:19 AM »
This is awesome. Can you provide the cad file for the mount?
hmm... I don't have it cause i drew in Aspire directly. But if you really need I think I can make sketchup model

Im not sure but i thought you can export on aspire. Ill have a look tomorrow

Aspire takes SketchUp files perfectly. But I make such technogenic details not with mobel but 2d pokets and profiles
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Offline masanmunik

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2016, 02:55 AM »
Wow
What do you do for living. Spaceships?
I cant sleep anymore.

Offline RickyL

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2016, 12:11 PM »
Great idea, it'd be good to do a 3d printerable version.
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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2016, 02:31 PM »
I follow this guy on Youtube .He is amazing.Should do a "wood pecker" and  take orders for "Limited editions' !

Offline MT Carpentry And Joinery

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 03:21 AM »
Mirock would you ore assemble everything and soldier glue it all up and cnc another heat sink and get it all ready for fitting and ship it to me in the uk ? Name your price ? Thanks Tom

Offline TheSergeant

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 12:42 PM »
Phenomenal execution. 

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 12:28 PM »
@mirock What driver size are you using? The link is broken and I am trying to order parts here in USA.

Cheers.
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 02:26 PM »
You did a fantastic job mirock.  Maybe you send in your design to Festool to see if they have any interest in implementing it on future router updates.

Offline Holmz

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 07:19 PM »
You did a fantastic job mirock.  Maybe you send in your design to Festool to see if they have any interest in implementing it on future router updates.

It is great work, but "rainbows and unicorns" type of thought to believe that FT HQ wants to hear from Mirock.
You do realise that they own the forum?
If they want to "receive prayers", they have a clear channel.
He would look like "a loon" approaching them.

The obvious manufacturing and marketing solution is a new router with LEDs installed.

In my ideal world it would be a kit as I mentioned in the locked down loyalty post.
I doubt FT want to supply a kit that anyone can learn electrocution skill with - in their home?
As a dream it is nice, but it would be some kit that may or may not invalidate the tools warranty.

I like the work, and the concept a lot.

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2017, 01:04 AM »
You did a fantastic job mirock.  Maybe you send in your design to Festool to see if they have any interest in implementing it on future router updates.

It is great work, but "rainbows and unicorns" type of thought to believe that FT HQ wants to hear from Mirock.
You do realise that they own the forum?
If they want to "receive prayers", they have a clear channel.
He would look like "a loon" approaching them.

The obvious manufacturing and marketing solution is a new router with LEDs installed.

In my ideal world it would be a kit as I mentioned in the locked down loyalty post.
I doubt FT want to supply a kit that anyone can learn electrocution skill with - in their home?
As a dream it is nice, but it would be some kit that may or may not invalidate the tools warranty.

I like the work, and the concept a lot.

It’s too bad.  Not many routers have LED lights.  It would be nice if Festool decided to add them.


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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2017, 06:18 PM »
Well, things are brightening up for sure. :)

My large Bosch router has LED and since I often make custom acrylic bases and with the LED it works really well and I can monitor the progress through the base. Did some Corian edge routing the other day with a critical entry/exit and a large 60 degree bevel cutter and the LED really saved the day.

Also, that nice little Makita 18V router has LED. :)
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2017, 07:13 PM »
Well, things are brightening up for sure. :)

My large Bosch router has LED and since I often make custom acrylic bases and with the LED it works really well and I can monitor the progress through the base. Did some Corian edge routing the other day with a critical entry/exit and a large 60 degree bevel cutter and the LED really saved the day.

Also, that nice little Makita 18V router has LED. :)

I think Festool believe they address the issue with their new portable work light.  With so many of their competitors adding LED lights to their routers in model refreshes, it’s long overdue that Festool finally did a model refresh for it’s router line-up.

There’s no need to redesign anything.  A simple refresh with some refinements in their router line-up would be nice to see.

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2017, 12:03 PM »
I came across this the other day. A clear acrylic router base with built-in LED's and laser cross hairs from MLCS. Light output seems just ok.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/onpoint_router_plate.html

I really like the design of the Micro Fence router base ring lights. They seem to put out a lot of light. It seems to be pretty straight forward for Festool (or someone else) to adapt/develop.

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/micro-fence-router-base-light-rings/

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2017, 04:37 PM »
Nice Tips!
Thanks a lot @Cheese !


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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2017, 05:11 PM »
Well, things are brightening up for sure. :)

My large Bosch router has LED and since I often make custom acrylic bases and with the LED it works really well and I can monitor the progress through the base. Did some Corian edge routing the other day with a critical entry/exit and a large 60 degree bevel cutter and the LED really saved the day.

Also, that nice little Makita 18V router has LED. :)

I think Festool believe they address the issue with their new portable work light.  With so many of their competitors adding LED lights to their routers in model refreshes, it’s long overdue that Festool finally did a model refresh for it’s router line-up.

There’s no need to redesign anything.  A simple refresh with some refinements in their router line-up would be nice to see.

Yes, I am hoping Festool would come to this conclusion. LED lights are definitely helping out routing tasks when properly implemented. I am hoping Festool has learnt from the LED debacle with their drill line up - back in the days they were actually among the _last_ to implement LED in the drills, and they are certainly still not the best. I remember the "stop gap" solution with the clip on LED - with on board battery - which would not fit with the drill chuck attached...

The routers are great, adding a LED should not be too hard for them. Love the LED on my Bosch and my Makita routers. We have good light in the workshop but sometimes you block the light with your person so the on board LED really helps out.
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Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 09:22 PM »
Well, things are brightening up for sure. :)

My large Bosch router has LED and since I often make custom acrylic bases and with the LED it works really well and I can monitor the progress through the base. Did some Corian edge routing the other day with a critical entry/exit and a large 60 degree bevel cutter and the LED really saved the day.

Also, that nice little Makita 18V router has LED. :)

I think Festool believe they address the issue with their new portable work light.  With so many of their competitors adding LED lights to their routers in model refreshes, it’s long overdue that Festool finally did a model refresh for it’s router line-up.

There’s no need to redesign anything.  A simple refresh with some refinements in their router line-up would be nice to see.

Yes, I am hoping Festool would come to this conclusion. LED lights are definitely helping out routing tasks when properly implemented. I am hoping Festool has learnt from the LED debacle with their drill line up - back in the days they were actually among the _last_ to implement LED in the drills, and they are certainly still not the best. I remember the "stop gap" solution with the clip on LED - with on board battery - which would not fit with the drill chuck attached...

The routers are great, adding a LED should not be too hard for them. Love the LED on my Bosch and my Makita routers. We have good light in the workshop but sometimes you block the light with your person so the on board LED really helps out.

I wouldn’t think a clip on solution would be a very good idea with a router.  I can’t imagine it would be easy to keep a removalble light in place while doing deep plunges.

The router line-up should be receiving minor refreshes ever 4-5 years. 

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Re: LED Light For My Festool OF1010 Router
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2017, 10:21 PM »
The Festool router line-up should be receiving minor refreshes ever 4-5 years.

Given Festool engineering resources, incorporating LED lighting on their current router platform is really a relatively easy task. Using current LED technology, you are no longer tasked with populating hundreds of individual 5mm LED's on an aluminum heat sink to achieve the lighting intensity you need. It's now as simple as incorporating only 4-5 solid state 5630 LED's on a circuit board.

So the LED circuit board is offered for sale for $70 through Festool however it is not available for installation unless it's through a Festool authorized service center which performs the installation for $30.

So for $100 who would sign up for this mod and who would not?

I'm betting this could be a big money maker for Festool.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 02:00 AM by Cheese »