....But I have one question - how did you create the loose tenons?
The loose tenons are just 1/2 stock cut to 2 3/4"x5".
Nice, Did not even know about that one. A better description and use of accessories (especially routers) in catalogs and web page = more sales. Your information is more complete than the manufacturer's. "OF 1400"
Patrick, I couldn't agree more, I think you'll see more info in the future.
mortise strikes in an existing door jamb that is already rabbited for stops/weatherstripping? Thanks. As usual I looked up the part# on the web site and it costs a mint-surprise, surprise.
Yeah, if you do a lot of work on doors, this is the ticket. While it is pricey, its well made and works as great.
COuple of quickies - the part number and subsequent photo on the Aussie Festool site mentions and shows a 2000 so can we all agree that it will also work for the 1400? and I plan to route toung and grooves in 45mm thick cedar, ie channelin one and the tongue in the other. Could I use this to route the tongues too ie use it off centre? Very expensive piece of plastic at over AU$280
It does indeed fit the 1400 and you can use it offset to make the tongues.
Great post. Thanks. On your website, you show it in use. Have you ever used the built in dust port or just the routers? I have found that the jigs port is too far away from the action and you cant beat the 1010's and 1400's built in.
With the up-spiral bit, I do not route back and forth in steps. What I do, is set stop for the final depth and plunge all the way at one end and then all the way at the other end and then full holes in-between...all the way. At the end, then move back and forth fully plunged. This works well with the up-cut and wouldnt work at all with the usualy straight bit.
John, I agree, the Festool router's own dust extraction works a little better, but it nice to have the the port on the OF-FH in case you want to attach a non-Festool router.
Like you I've plunged a series of holes with an up-cut bit then come back to clean up the mortise. But I've also used a straight bit to make large (3/4") mortises with multiple passes. Both work, depends on what bits you have on hand as to how to best go at it.
I have a few more small accessories that will be posted here soon.