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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:58 PM »
Hello Everyone

I have read some good stuff on the FOG about the OF 2200 router but wanted to do a video to share my experiences.

This is a powerful but gentle giant, accurate and easy to handle and is now my pride and joy.  Take a look at the video...



A written review will appear in the The Woodworker in about 6 weeks time.

Peter

[just corrected a typo]
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Offline mike metz

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 09:50 PM »
Very nice review Peter!

Now i want one even more, but im still going to hold out until the t-loc version is available here in the us.... i hope its soon!!!

Mike

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 10:20 PM »
another great video Peter! love to see the tools in action!

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 10:47 PM »
The OF2200 is a real beast.  I can't get over how smooth and graceful it is for such a large router.  Hopefully we will be getting the cms in the US soon and as soon as that day arrives the OF2200 will be coming home with me too..

Nice video Peter  [big grin]

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 10:54 PM »
Nice review...it is my favorite Festool -- the smoothest operating power tool that I have ever used.  Extremely well balanced and powerful.  A must-have in my book.

Scot

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 08:19 AM »
Nice review Peter.  I don't have the OF2200 (yet?) but it is quite true that I have much more tied up in router bits than I do the routers and I have nine of them.
Steve

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 08:47 AM »
As ever Peter, great review
It's just a shame you didn't really put it through it's paces, doing some fielded panels or using it to cut a 2" rebate in an old oak beam. This is the sort of stuff an OF2200 can do. [big grin]
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 09:04 AM »
Dear Meatman

I was determined to squeeze the shots into a single video and so there were quite a few things that were not shown. I did some panel raising in the most stubborn piece of walnut - what that taught me most was that my (one and only) panel raising bit needs to be sharpened. I was really impressed by the way that the OF 2200 just kept going despite my duff cutter, knotty wood and my ambitious depth of cut.

The Festool cutter with the reversable and changeable blades was very impressive. I suspect that when the time comes I will be able to sharpen the blades myself.

Peter

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 12:22 PM »
Peter:
Thanks for the review.
The OF2200 is a beast but it's a beauty to handle and the accessories makes integrating with the other tools that much easier.
Tim
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 03:35 PM »
Thanks Tim.

I hope everyone has had a happy Christmas and that something Festool came down the chimney!!!

Peter

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 04:59 PM »
nice review

unless i missed it you didn't mention that you can attatch the base to the router for fine adjustment when using a non plunging cutter
has made the change. now 100%  T-loc :)

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 05:37 PM »
Thanks Speed - gosh if I got that bit right I could turn pro!

Peter

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 10:37 AM »
Peter,
it is a real pleasure to watch your video. It make your enthusiasm tangible using the OF 2200 and the accessories. I do agree that the router is a real beauty. Go ahead with your reviews.

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2011, 01:51 PM »
Peter,
it is a real pleasure to watch your video. It make your enthusiasm tangible using the OF 2200 and the accessories. I do agree that the router is a real beauty. Go ahead with your reviews.

Ingo

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2012, 07:52 PM »
nice review... still deciding to buy or not... think I will
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2012, 11:31 PM »
nice review... still deciding to buy or not... think I will

BUY IT!

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2012, 01:19 AM »
My wrists are a bit arthritic and I used to hate using my old routers. The worst bit was the jolt when starting up and then came the awkwardness of changing cutters. There was also the clouds of dust which do not go down well these days as I have turned part of my workshop into a photographic studio for video reviews and photographs for woodworking magazines.

Then along came the OF 2200 - my life has changed and I am doing more routing now than ever. The OF 2200 is smooth, easy to handle and powerful. There is very little dust; what escapes tends to be larger chips which do not float in the air and are easy to clean up. The accessory pack is excellent and changing cutters and accessories is a piece of cake.

Peter

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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2012, 12:36 PM »
nice review... still deciding to buy or not... think I will

I think they have a 30 day trial  [big grin] you could do a cabinet installs and make the doors in that time and still take it back if you don't like it...
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2012, 07:13 PM »
Peter,
I am a little disappointed in your demonstration of theOF 2200.  As festool is a system I was really looking fwd to you showing how the festoool watch integrates with the OF 2200.
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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2012, 10:33 PM »
Very nice review Peter!

Now i want one even more, but im still going to hold out until the t-loc version is available here in the us.... i hope its soon!!!

Mike

you gota go and buy it now as the t-loc is here... I just bought it 3 weeks ago from some online dealer i think his name was bob.... lol    and when you order make sure you say t-toc as they still have um around with out

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2012, 12:31 AM »
Kreg,
I know this router is awesome!! i Actually was able to get it shortly after my post. Ive had it since the beginning of December. I did find that i really needed the accessory kit for alot of tasks, but found that the imperial version was still only available in the classic systainer, well long story short with the help of Sean from tool nut i have a "Modified" Imperial T-loc version on its way this week to me

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 01:45 PM »
Dear Mike and Others

The OF 2200 is a brilliant router. I thought that being so big it might not be able to cope with fine work - I was wrong. It is quite the opposite; its smooth startup and ease of handling are perfect, even for some fine work. What's more, it is easier to handle than my old Dewalt or CMT which are both much smaller.

I had an old travel clock that needed a new case. I wanted a small tray just big enough for 2 mugs of tea. The photo below shows what can be done with my lovely OF 2200. The clock is only 3 1/2 inches high.

Peter

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Re: Festool OF 2200 Router Video Overview
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2012, 01:22 PM »
Hmm, i followed this thread thinking the 2200 would be a nice addition but expensive (what festool isn't) & decided to make do with my 1010 & 1400.  Well, routering yet another Oak staircase with the 1400 & it started making funny noises.  I guess i was expecting too much from the old girl, she has done a helluva lot.  After a quick inspection, brushes fine, armature goosed  [crying]  Going back to festool for repair this week & wouldn't you know it, 1 week over the 3 year warranty  [crying] [crying].  They said there was a slight chance they might just repair it under warranty anyway, but we will just have to wait & see.

Long story short, had to order the OF2200 set.  Normally not too bad but just bought the Dom XL & a Hammer spindle moulder  [sad]  could have done without this extra expense !  lucky my order book is still full.

Moral of the story, the OF1400 is a mid sized router & don't expect miracles from it !

Woodguy.
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2012, 04:08 PM »
Good for you Woodguy. I am really pleased that your order book is full - you will love the OF 2200 and the DF700 Domino. They are both brilliant.

Peter

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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2012, 04:14 PM »
Hmm, i followed this thread thinking the 2200 would be a nice addition but expensive (what festool isn't) & decided to make do with my 1010 & 1400.  Well, routering yet another Oak staircase with the 1400 & it started making funny noises.  I guess i was expecting too much from the old girl, she has done a helluva lot.  After a quick inspection, brushes fine, armature goosed  [crying]  Going back to festool for repair this week & wouldn't you know it, 1 week over the 3 year warranty  [crying] [crying].  They said there was a slight chance they might just repair it under warranty anyway, but we will just have to wait & see.

Long story short, had to order the OF2200 set.  Normally not too bad but just bought the Dom XL & a Hammer spindle moulder  [sad]  could have done without this extra expense !  lucky my order book is still full.

Moral of the story, the OF1400 is a mid sized router & don't expect miracles from it !

Woodguy.

Alan,

Maybe an email of you with your new OF 2200 and a little note on loyalty and future purchases might be enough to persuade them to fix the OF 1400 free of charge.  I've done stuff like that with items from other companies and it worked.  Enjoy your new toytool!

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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2012, 04:21 PM »
Ken

When I phoned TTS from the workshop I told the receptionist I didn't have the paperwork in front of me & she said it was OK, she could look it up.  The first thing she said was, my your got a lot of tools  [big grin]. Hopefully they will see my loyalty & overlook the out of date warranty  [blink]
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2012, 04:34 PM »
Ken

When I phoned TTS from the workshop I told the receptionist I didn't have the paperwork in front of me & she said it was OK, she could look it up.  The first thing she said was, my your got a lot of tools  [big grin]. Hopefully they will see my loyalty & overlook the out of date warranty  [blink]

Hopefully they don't read your posts too!   [big grin] [big grin]

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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2012, 01:17 PM »
Off topic but just a quick update.  I got my OF1400 back from TTS today.  Fully repaired with all new parts including armature & lots of bearings.  No sign of a bill with it so I can only assume they fixed it free of charge even though it was out of warranty [big grin]
I know TTS is not perfect by any means but on the few occasions I have sent stuff back they have exceeded my expectations.
Credit where credit is due.

In saying that, my Carvex is not back yet so I wait in anticipation to see if it is better.

Woodguy.

P.S - my OF2200 not arrived yet so will give my thoughts on that when it arrives.
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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2012, 01:41 PM »
You will love the 2200, it's the best router ever.

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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2012, 01:49 PM »
Off topic but just a quick update.  I got my OF1400 back from TTS today.  Fully repaired with all new parts including armature & lots of bearings.  No sign of a bill with it so I can only assume they fixed it free of charge even though it was out of warranty [big grin]
I know TTS is not perfect by any means but on the few occasions I have sent stuff back they have exceeded my expectations.
Credit where credit is due.

In saying that, my Carvex is not back yet so I wait in anticipation to see if it is better.

Woodguy.

P.S - my OF2200 not arrived yet so will give my thoughts on that when it arrives.

That arrives tomorrow with your OF2200!!
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