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Offline jimmyboygr

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MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:17 AM »
Hello all,I am dimitris and I am new to the group,
I have a question regarding the mfk 700,if a member with it can please help me.I notice small "kicks" while no load at speeds 3-4 mostly.Is this something all mfk 700 do?I know the bigger routers run smooth,it also does not affect/felt during the routing process.
It could simply be the electronics reading for load something like what the ts 55 does when used on air and not cutting.But I am very
curious if with no load and with no router bit does it do small kicks-hickups.(New machine brushes everything,it has 10 hours of use)
Thank you in advance.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 05:43 AM »
I don’t run my 700 at that speed (mostly highest speed), but never had anything but smooth operation.
Birdhunter

Offline jimmyboygr

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 05:52 AM »
I don’t run my 700 at that speed (mostly highest speed), but never had anything but smooth operation.

Thank you for your answer,so when operating it at speed 3-4 not cutting but just freely rotating with no bit on it,won't it do the slightest kick back hickup?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 06:10 AM by jimmyboygr »

Offline grbmds

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 07:42 AM »
I haven't used my MFK all that much but never noticed anything but smooth operation. I can't remember if I specifically ever operated it at the 3-4 speed range. Within the next couple of days, I will try to test that for you because I haven't used mine in awhile.
Randy

Offline jimmyboygr

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 07:57 AM »
I haven't used my MFK all that much but never noticed anything but smooth operation. I can't remember if I specifically ever operated it at the 3-4 speed range. Within the next couple of days, I will try to test that for you because I haven't used mine in awhile.

Thank you very much I would appreciate it if you could hold it in the air and let it run in 3-4 and let me know if you notice slight kicks.
I appreciate it

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Are you asking about a slight twist upon initial start up? If so, I considered it normal due to the inline design of the 700.

Tom

Offline jimmyboygr

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 03:06 PM »
Are you asking about a slight twist upon initial start up? If so, I considered it normal due to the inline design of the 700.

Tom

No, i mean during operation at medium speed with no load noticing little cuts to the smoothness. (i sound like a paranoid i know)

Offline Cheese

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 05:26 PM »
I ran mine with a round over bit chucked up and cycled it very slowly from speed 1 to speed 6 while being held upside down.  By being upside down, I could observe the collet and the bit to identify if any strange things were happening. After cycling from speed 1 to 6 and then back again 3-4 times, I then focused on the 3-4 speed range. Nothing abnormal happened. The sound just got louder or quieter, the vibration levels never changed.

Offline jimmyboygr

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Re: MFK 700 small "kickbacks"
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 02:37 AM »
Thank you very much for your info and help all!!