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Offline Jack01

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2019, 10:58 PM »
Regarding the button lamp.  Here is a before and after picture with my OF 1010 router:

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

They do seem to work to better illuminate the router base.  I need to spend some more time to make some inserts to create a better platform to stick them to.   They might work better in an OF1400 as it may have a larger place to mount them.   I don't have a OF 1400 so can't tell.

I may also try trying to modify one of the lamps to see if I can make it fit better.   

Overall, well worth the $10 :-)

Thanks for sharing

I believe these are size of a quarter?
Where did you install this on your 1010 router?
Picture of the installed light?

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Offline rmhinden

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2019, 01:04 AM »

Thanks for sharing

I believe these are size of a quarter?
Where did you install this on your 1010 router?
Picture of the installed light?


They are about 1 1/4" diameter, and 7/8" if you trim the wide base, not counting the LED part.    They are about 9/16" thick.

Two pictures:



I hope this is helpful.   I did trim them to make them easier to fit.  Probably no longer waterproof, but it doesn't appear to impact their operation.  I used the thick double sided tape to mount them, several layers cut to fit.



Offline rst

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2019, 09:11 AM »
True dat, Deformed, a couple months after I invested in a pair of Virutex vacuum pods, Festool decided to release the vac system here,  which of course I had to have because of the various head options.

Offline mcooley

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2019, 09:31 AM »
Ideally the light source would work best if it were housed in the actual dust shroud. But as we all know that dust shroud has a lot of its own issues at least on the 1400. A proper solution as far as marketing goes would be to fix the dust shroud issues and then integrate the light in there as well. I am convinced no one at Festool really tested that shroud on the 1400 in terms of real world use and durability. First to go is that removable clear sliding portion etc.

And while we are at it what the 1400 also needs as an addition to the knob for adjusting depth is a switch on top to do the same function that way when the router is on the track we can use our same hand for pushing down to lock it. There are a lot of situations where the track guide needs to be firmly held in place which makes doing the operation above with one's other hand while plunging really annoying. Maybe for now we need a forearm ergo pad on the guide itself?  [eek]

Offline TinyShop

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2019, 01:03 PM »
Here's a little LED lamp with replaceable batteries:

https://www.100candles.com/i-9510/White-Submersible-LED-Light?affId=121&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzZv-mdvQ4AIVjJyzCh1-kAaYEAQYBCABEgIeJfD_BwE

Unsure what the lumen output is but seems like a little dot of Velcro would work nicely for affixing one or two to the body of the router.

The same source also has a three-diode version:

https://www.100candles.com/i-6401/White-Submersible-Triple-LED-Light

US$11.73 for two incl. shipping.

Heard back from the retailer: the three diode version that I referenced above has a 21 lumen output (for comparison, the one-time use/throw-away button lights have a 17 lumen output).
ETS 150/5 EQ (DE) [PO], TS 75 EQ (DE) [PO], OF 1400 EQ-F (DE) [N], CXS (DE) [N], CMS-GE [DE], CMS TS 75 (DE) [N], LA-CS 50/CMS (DE) [PO], VB-CMS (DE) [N], MFT/3 (CZ) [N], DF 700 EQ w/Seneca Small Mortise Kit (DE) [PO], FEIN Multimaster 350 QSL (DE) [N], Bosch 1274DVS w/dust collection, sanding frame,  stand & fence (CH) [N], BOSCH 1590EVS w/dust collection (CH) [N], CS Unitec CS 1445 HEPA extractor <re-branded Starmix ISP 1435 H> (DE) [N], CT SYS (DE) [PO], Milwaukee 0302-20 (US) [N], Two (2) Porter Cable 862 (TW) [N], Porter Cable 447 (US) [N], Zyliss Vise (CH) [N], Hitachi C 8FB (JP) [H]

[PO] Pre-owned   [N] New   [H] Heirloom   (XX) country of origin

Offline Renovatedspaces

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2019, 07:40 AM »
Here's a little LED lamp with replaceable batteries:

https://www.100candles.com/i-9510/White-Submersible-LED-Light?affId=121&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzZv-mdvQ4AIVjJyzCh1-kAaYEAQYBCABEgIeJfD_BwE

Unsure what the lumen output is but seems like a little dot of Velcro would work nicely for affixing one or two to the body of the router.

What are the dust shroud issues?

The same source also has a three-diode version:

https://www.100candles.com/i-6401/White-Submersible-Triple-LED-Light

US$11.73 for two incl. shipping.

Heard back from the retailer: the three diode version that I referenced above has a 21 lumen output (for comparison, the one-time use/throw-away button lights have a 17 lumen output).
Kapex, CT 26e, Installers clean up kit, RO 125, MFK 700, Domino 500, Carvex 420 with Kit, TS 75

Offline TinyShop

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2019, 08:55 AM »
@Renovatedspaces - I think you meant to tag @mcooley, no?
ETS 150/5 EQ (DE) [PO], TS 75 EQ (DE) [PO], OF 1400 EQ-F (DE) [N], CXS (DE) [N], CMS-GE [DE], CMS TS 75 (DE) [N], LA-CS 50/CMS (DE) [PO], VB-CMS (DE) [N], MFT/3 (CZ) [N], DF 700 EQ w/Seneca Small Mortise Kit (DE) [PO], FEIN Multimaster 350 QSL (DE) [N], Bosch 1274DVS w/dust collection, sanding frame,  stand & fence (CH) [N], BOSCH 1590EVS w/dust collection (CH) [N], CS Unitec CS 1445 HEPA extractor <re-branded Starmix ISP 1435 H> (DE) [N], CT SYS (DE) [PO], Milwaukee 0302-20 (US) [N], Two (2) Porter Cable 862 (TW) [N], Porter Cable 447 (US) [N], Zyliss Vise (CH) [N], Hitachi C 8FB (JP) [H]

[PO] Pre-owned   [N] New   [H] Heirloom   (XX) country of origin

Offline rst

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2019, 09:48 AM »
I bought the three diode buttons from 100 candles...not impressed with light output...keep looking for other options

Offline Renovatedspaces

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2019, 10:09 AM »
@Renovatedspaces - I think you meant to tag @mcooley, no?

yep! Thanks for catching that.
Kapex, CT 26e, Installers clean up kit, RO 125, MFK 700, Domino 500, Carvex 420 with Kit, TS 75

Offline Renovatedspaces

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Re: light for 1400 router
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2019, 10:10 AM »
Ideally the light source would work best if it were housed in the actual dust shroud. But as we all know that dust shroud has a lot of its own issues at least on the 1400. A proper solution as far as marketing goes would be to fix the dust shroud issues and then integrate the light in there as well. I am convinced no one at Festool really tested that shroud on the 1400 in terms of real world use and durability. First to go is that removable clear sliding portion etc.

And while we are at it what the 1400 also needs as an addition to the knob for adjusting depth is a switch on top to do the same function that way when the router is on the track we can use our same hand for pushing down to lock it. There are a lot of situations where the track guide needs to be firmly held in place which makes doing the operation above with one's other hand while plunging really annoying. Maybe for now we need a forearm ergo pad on the guide itself?  [eek]

What are the shroud issues?
Kapex, CT 26e, Installers clean up kit, RO 125, MFK 700, Domino 500, Carvex 420 with Kit, TS 75