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Offline bror

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My CS 70 just turned into a FESKITA router-saw
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:26 PM »
The CS70 (wasn’t it NAINA?) has a part of the table top that comes out to facilitate blade changing.

As you can see there is a nice unused space under the table when the saw is in resting position.

I do not own a router table.



I happen to own a little Makita router that comes apart really easily.
I think the design is a knock-off from Dewalt. The set I have came with several bases.



I only use these, so there is one spare base. Since this base has to compete with my Festool 1010, it is never used. Until now that is.



I copied the alluminium CS 70  table insert in high quality birch ply and mounted the spare makita base to it. It seems to fit really good.



The router switches are in rather a conveniant position. To adjust the router height I just flip the wooden inlay over.





This is what it looks like. When I simply take the router unit out, I've got my CS70 back for use.



I  love the way the little makita router easily disconnects from the base.

Now I’ll have to make a suitable fence modification, won’t be a problem.

Next I’ll have to make an alternative dust collector-connection. Any suggestions?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 03:34 PM by bror »

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: My CS 70 just turned into a FESKITA router-saw
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 04:34 PM »
CS70 is NAINA. Very unfortunate for us.

Your solution is cool and makes us more envious  [wink]

Offline jobsworth

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Re: My CS 70 just turned into a FESKITA router-saw
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 04:48 PM »
thats pretty slick. Ive made a lot of modules for my CMS. I think people dont utilize the concept enough.

 Though looking back I should have gotten a prescio or the Mafel saw. Its pretty nice to.

 But I got my TS 75 in one of my CMS's but that is a nice idea
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline bror

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Re: My CS 70 just turned into a FESKITA router-saw
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 05:02 PM »
Thanks guys.

Michael, I am sorry for you. Has any Festool official ever explained why on earth the CS70 is not available in the states? I wonder how

many US-based Foggers would like to buy one.

Jobsworth, I'm not fond of the CMS system. Most times I use the saw table and my circular saws both on one job. It is too much hassle

for me to switch the saw in the CMS.

The advantage of this precisio/router system is the use of an obsolete router base combined with hardly any effort to change.

 

Offline bror

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Re: My CS 70 just turned into a FESKITA router-saw
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 05:32 PM »
I upgraded my obsolete Makita router base in the CS70 table.

Removed excess parts. Left the locking lever in place.



All that is left is a simple base that should be a made into a lifting device.

The design seems to be build for it



This is what I need.



Now just assemble



Hardest job was to sink the inside holes



That’s compact



Nice & compact



It works



So this is the set



And this is the extra I’ll have to take  on site



It really is small, especially next to my favourit router.



Thanks for watching,
Rogier
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 05:50 PM by bror »