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Offline Lbob131

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2012, 02:49 PM »
Is it true  that if the  spindle lock button is  pressed   accidentally  whilst the machine is running  that the  OF2200  can  self destruct?

I have a Metabo  angle grinder  and its easy  to press  the locking  mechanism  but its impossible to engage  and just makes  rasping noise.
Though its  probably  causing  considerable wear  to the  end of the locking pin!
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2012, 03:20 PM »
very unlikely, it spins too fast for the lock to engage. I pressed the lock on the domino occasionally and besides a nasty noise nothing happings.
like trying to put a car in reverse while it's still advancing
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2012, 09:37 AM »
I don't know about the OF2200, but the OF1400 has a mechanical interlock, so it's impossible to press the spindle lock rocker in whilst the switch is depressed.

I discovered this when I was using mine in a table, switching it on/off with the vac. Then took it out to change the bit, and couldn't figure out why I couldn't press the rocker. Took me about 5 frustating minutes to realise the switch was still locked on...

i would imagine the OF2200 has a similar arrangement.
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2012, 09:51 AM »
I don't know about the OF2200, but the OF1400 has a mechanical interlock, so it's impossible to press the spindle lock rocker in whilst the switch is depressed.

I discovered this when I was using mine in a table, switching it on/off with the vac. Then took it out to change the bit, and couldn't figure out why I couldn't press the rocker. Took me about 5 frustating minutes to realise the switch was still locked on...

i would imagine the OF2200 has a similar arrangement.

That just happened to me the other day!  I guess that this will come up more when as the CMS user population grows on this side of the pound, because as you said, using it in the locked position in a table would be the most frequent use of a locked trigger.

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2012, 09:36 PM »
Great video review Peter! Thanks for taking the time to put these together, they are super helpful!  [not worthy]

I love the way the motor sounds on this router, reminds me of the first time I heard a Lambourghini!  [big grin]

Have a good one,  [smile]

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2013, 09:15 PM »
Peter great video thanks. Got a 2200 today. Can't wait to use it.

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2015, 04:09 AM »
I enjoyed the OF 2200 videos Peter @Peter Parfitt   thank you very much.

I'm fishing for more video on the OF 2200

Festool has a couple product videos, Half Inch Shy made a comparison with the OF 1400 video

I wonder if anyone knows of any other good video on the OF 2200.

Working with the MFS, using it to cut out arcs, working with thicker stock and templates..

I speculate that the OF 2200 weight and initial cost of ownership keeps it out of the hands of more creative type users, the OF 2200 seems like more of an industrial grade production tool..

I have the OF 1010 and will use it for light duties, like edge treatment, shallower dados on drawers and shelving dovetails etc..

So seeing more video on this monster router would help me to decide if I should invest in it.

The shopping cart I'm  making has the OF 2200 Set, the MFS 400 and MFS 1000 extensions.. I'll need a 36mm hose.. and a few cutters one for trammel/template and a bevelling bit 30° and 45°. Big round over bit, I think for trimming laminate I'll use the OF 1010. This might be a Christmas Birthday gift to myself..

My plan is to not use in a table.. I might eventually get the CMS but maybe there is a smarter alternative table for shop use  only in my future..

Sorry about the rambling nature of the post mostly looking for video examples with OF 2200 in handheld use though..
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2015, 06:44 AM »
Hi @PreferrablyWood

Your post made me search out the video material that I had made featuring the OF2200. I lost a bunch of original video files about 3 years ago (which made me sort out my IT somewhat) and can only have that one finished video on YouTube - I feel that my work has improved a bit since then ! My OF2200 is now in my CMS-OF as I have the OF1400 for the power side of hand routing and, like you, the sweet little (but really capable) OF1010 for the smaller stuff.

If you do your search from within YouTube or get Google to return just the video results may help your search.

There are a lot of FOGgers who have a vast amount of OF2200 experience and those seeing your post may be able to help you.

Good luck.

Peter

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2015, 08:13 AM »
I don't have much in the way of video but I'd offer this advice, think carefully about your needs.  As you mentioned the 2200 is an industrial grade production tool, and it is priced as such.  There are far too many people here on the FOG would have you believe the average user needs the 2200.  I'm sure these people very rarely or more than likely, never actually have a need for a router as powerful as the 2200.  I intend no offense to these guys, however, they are tool collectors and/or have disposable income that allows them to indulge in tools to fit wants more than real needs.

I'm not trying to talk you out of getting the 2200 because it is arguably the best router on the market.  Still, the OF1400 is a very capable router that will probably fit your needs and budget better.  Also, I wouldn't rule out other brand routers that could work well for you at a much lower price.  Good luck.     
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2015, 08:41 AM »
With a 2200   you get a spindle  moulder, shaper  and router all in one  machine.  ;D

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2015, 08:47 AM »
Hi @PreferrablyWood

Your post made me search out the video material that I had made featuring the OF2200. I lost a bunch of original video files about 3 years ago (which made me sort out my IT somewhat) and can only have that one finished video on YouTube - I feel that my work has improved a bit since then ! My OF2200 is now in my CMS-OF as I have the OF1400 for the power side of hand routing and, like you, the sweet little (but really capable) OF1010 for the smaller stuff.

If you do your search from within YouTube or get Google to return just the video results may help your search.

There are a lot of FOGgers who have a vast amount of OF2200 experience and those seeing your post may be able to help you.

Good luck.

Peter

Thank you Peter! I'll keep looking, I suspect though, that users that do video tutorials of the OF 2200 are few and far between. It's just not in the hands of that many people, private owners that want to share usage examples..
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2015, 08:56 AM »
I don't have much in the way of video but I'd offer this advice, think carefully about your needs.  As you mentioned the 2200 is an industrial grade production tool, and it is priced as such.  There are far too many people here on the FOG would have you believe the average user needs the 2200.  I'm sure these people very rarely or more than likely, never actually have a need for a router as powerful as the 2200.  I intend no offense to these guys, however, they are tool collectors and/or have disposable income that allows them to indulge in tools to fit wants more than real needs.

I'm not trying to talk you out of getting the 2200 because it is arguably the best router on the market.  Still, the OF1400 is a very capable router that will probably fit your needs and budget better.  Also, I wouldn't rule out other brand routers that could work well for you at a much lower price.  Good luck.     

I think you are probably right Brice. I'm without a shop at present so I speculate and am slowly building up my tool arsenal. I have paid jobs that on occasion require some building work so investment in good tools is covered in part by real usage. No need to fret about the budget so much under these conditions. A pure home hobbyist doesn't have coverage for investment in the same way..

What attracts me to the OF 2200 is the chameleon aspect of it's capabilities. With the different bases, being able to use it as a jointer, being able to use it as a surface planer.. But it's big and heavy though so for some types of work, something like the OF 1400 would be preferred, Looking at my OF 1010 on the other hand, well it's just too light for some things.. Almost forced to have three machines to do the range of possible routing jobs in a size optimised way...

The other thing of course is the budget for bits/cutters if the router is too expensive, there isn't any left money for bits in the budget..
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2015, 09:00 AM »
With a 2200   you get a spindle  moulder, shaper  and router all in one  machine.  ;D

That is the really interesting aspect, that it's a multitalent. I'll likely never get  spindle moulder, or shaper separately


Thanks
850 HL E Planer rustic head standard head angle fence, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, sliding fence, VB and 2x VL extension tables, OF 2200, Accessory Set ZS OF 2200 M,36mm 5m antistatik hose, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set,  3.5m sleeved hose, Syslite duo, Sys 4 sort 3 x3, Sys Roll, Sys 1 Box x2 , classic Sys 3-Sort 4, classic Sys 3 Sort 6 x2, Sys Cart x3 Systainer 4 x2  as toolbox with selfmade inserts Systainer 5 as toolbox with insert.
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2015, 06:11 PM »
Well got the OF 2200, af few bits, the MFS 400 and MFS extension 1000mm pieces in a cart from my fav dealer.. It will probably end up being bought. I'll be waiting a couple of months to see how my very heavy workload with my 5 permanent Maintenance jobs plus extras using festools works for me. I need to be more efficient, deal with building up my skill sets and health capabilities. If things work out for I'll easily be able to finance my festool tool purchases. I'm feeling that I have pretty much what I need toolwise soon. I  to come up with some designs for outdoor furniture shelving units cabinets, children play area enhancements. I'm surrounded by kids, there's some sort of a baby boom going on it seem. So good design with straightforward building techniques  and time to carry them off to fill out the picture.. Materials are plentiful at maintenance here  so having tools being bought out right means the only thing I'm missing is a cheap workspace, and I can get down to producing.. The OF 2200 is an ultimate wood forming tool..
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850 HL E Planer rustic head standard head angle fence, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, sliding fence, VB and 2x VL extension tables, OF 2200, Accessory Set ZS OF 2200 M,36mm 5m antistatik hose, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set,  3.5m sleeved hose, Syslite duo, Sys 4 sort 3 x3, Sys Roll, Sys 1 Box x2 , classic Sys 3-Sort 4, classic Sys 3 Sort 6 x2, Sys Cart x3 Systainer 4 x2  as toolbox with selfmade inserts Systainer 5 as toolbox with insert.
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2015, 11:11 PM »
With a 2200   you get a spindle  moulder, shaper  and router all in one  machine.  ;D

That is the really interesting aspect, that it's a multitalent. I'll likely never get  spindle moulder, or shaper separately


Thanks

I think that's stretching reality a little [wink]

A serious spindle moulder suits production work far more that a router in a table. The ability with most decent spindle moulders to incorporate power feeders is a major benefit and a safety feature.

I'm a listed naffed off that the Hammer saw/spindle moulder combos don't have a user interchangeable head to allow you to switch between a spindle head or a half collet inch router head (your factory order choice is what you end up with).


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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2015, 04:52 AM »

A serious spindle moulder suits production work far more that a router in a table. The ability with most decent spindle moulders to incorporate power feeders is a major benefit and a safety feature.


I have fitted a power feed to my Basis (CMS) table and use it for both the router and the saw module.

It just fitted with an outboard mounting block for two bolts and two bolts into a reinforcing bar in one of the grooves that are used to assemble the table.

I find that it makes a great jointer with a long 1" cutter. I used it to run up some custom door and window frames and you could actually hear the router working for the first time. It enables me to use back cutting to limit chipping on difficult timbers.