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Offline Max B N

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Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« on: June 03, 2016, 02:04 PM »
Hi
I just want to share my solution for a router lift for my OF 1400 With my Incra Magnalock plate.
I bought all the spareparts for the CMS OF (only the lifting mechanism).
It is a bit difficult to reach the spindel lock. But I Think a router bit extension Will do the trick.
It works fine - now I only need to make a fence !


Kind regards
max
« Last Edit: June 03, 2016, 03:53 PM by Max B N »

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Offline bkharman

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 02:09 PM »
Great job!  How are you keeping the 1400 centered in there?  was it hard to adopt that?  One of my complaints with the CMS was the plastic inserts... i would love to have some aluminum ones with magnets like your setup.

cheers.  Bryan.
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Online Edward A Reno III

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 02:30 PM »
Welcome to the FOG -- great first post.  There's going to be quite a few people i bet interested that you've hacked the CMS and made the 1400 compatible with a non Festool router table. 
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Offline Max B N

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 03:52 PM »
Hi Bryan

I used the bottom plate of the router as a template for drilling two 6mm holes  - and I use the threaded M6 holes in the router structure to fix it to the plate.
On top of the Incra plate i countersunk the holes to fit two hex M6 bolts. (pencils)

I don't use the bottom plate (sole) of the router - it gives me 3 mm more lift !!! - I hope You understand :-)

To be honest - it was very easy !! - the router is dead center - give or take half a millimeter.
It is easy to remove - when I need to use the Router as handheld - just remove 2 screws !

:-)
Max

Offline matte

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 04:28 PM »
Superb fix. Looked at the festool ekat butt i cannot find the part numbers. Do you have the all the part numbers of the parts that you ordered?


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Offline Max B N

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 04:51 PM »
The part numbers I found on Festool.dk EKat is here :-)
 

Offline matte

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2016, 05:29 PM »
Thanks Max B N. I hope you dont mind butt i gonna copy this great idea. 


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Offline Jonnio

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2016, 03:34 AM »
Thanks Max, this is really exciting. I've been looking at swapping my CMS for an incra table with the fancy positioner fence. Do you think this will work? It would save a lot of money not having to buy an extra router and lift for one of their tables/fence combos.

Do you feel happy that the two screws holding the router are sufficient? Hopefully they are. Brilliant, thanks again for posting.

Offline Max B N

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 03:38 AM »
Hi Jonnio

I feel pretty sure that the 2 M6 bolts will hold the router in place.
I have not yet tried the installation - I'm building the fence.

Should the bolts fail - I'll have make additional fixing...
But at the time beeing - the router structure is right up to the Incra plate - and I can not move the router..
the router is at the same time - pressed up against the incra plate - due to the lifting mechanism...

I hope You copy my idea :-) It would be nice to have a second opinion :-)
Regards
Max

Offline builderbob

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2016, 06:24 PM »
Have you thought about also using the post that mounts to the side of the router where the black standoff piece normally goes?  It would also help in making sure the router stays put. In fact that's the one part I believe that keeps the routers fixed in the CMS without being able to spin around. I do not have any issues with the plastic rings in the CMS, in fact I like them better than I liked the metal rings in my former incra plate. My one CMS gripe is the fence in comparison to the incra fence. I'm still mentally working on a mount for the LS positioner to the CMS. One day...
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Offline Goran_Sweden

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 01:57 PM »
I am playing with the idea to build a larger table with an Incra fence and then attaching the CMS to the larger table. What way it would be possible to use the great Incra features, as well as the sliding table for the CMS. It would also keep the CMS mobile if needed. What do you think?

Offline msnelling

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 03:48 AM »
Hi great idea ... a couple of questions ... does the height adjuster require an additional hole in the INCRA plate ... also how is the dust collection hooked up ... I can see the hose at the bottom of the pic ...

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 04:13 AM »
I am playing with the idea to build a larger table with an Incra fence and then attaching the CMS to the larger table. What way it would be possible to use the great Incra features, as well as the sliding table for the CMS. It would also keep the CMS mobile if needed. What do you think?

I clamp the CMS and MFT together with a couple of custom bolt assemblies. The Incra fence is fitted via dogs on the MFT and reaches over the CMS. That way I have the best of both worlds and the Incra lifts off as required.

Offline dohboy72

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 04:34 PM »
how much was the lift???

Offline arso_bg

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Re: Router lift OF 1400 - just an idea
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2017, 04:10 PM »
Looks great!

Can you please specify the article No of the Incra plate?