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Offline glass1

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Of2200
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:35 PM »
I am just blown away by this tool. I wish I had bought it years ago. It can with no chip out do a 9/16 x 7/8 in one pass in sapele. Love it. Hooked up to dust collection, top and fence mount was amazing. 2 small grips so far, plunge could be a little smoother(maybe time and a little lube but it’s a big router after all) and the fence cannot be used with the wide base.

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Offline ear3

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 02:52 PM »
Awesome router indeed.  I've found that the tolerances on the plunge locking mechanism are pretty tight -- I sometimes think that I have turned the knob all the way to unlock it, but in fact, a tiny turn further will be the difference between a smooth and a sticky plunge.

I am just blown away by this tool. I wish I had bought it years ago. It can with no chip out do a 9/16 x 7/8 in one pass in sapele. Love it. Hooked up to dust collection, top and fence mount was amazing. 2 small grips so far, plunge could be a little smoother(maybe time and a little lube but it’s a big router after all) and the fence cannot be used with the wide base.
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Offline glass1

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 05:54 PM »
i agree the ergonomics take some getting used to coming from the elu/dewalt routers 

Offline JimH2

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 06:56 PM »
I am just blown away by this tool. I wish I had bought it years ago. It can with no chip out do a 9/16 x 7/8 in one pass in sapele. Love it. Hooked up to dust collection, top and fence mount was amazing. 2 small grips so far, plunge could be a little smoother(maybe time and a little lube but it’s a big router after all) and the fence cannot be used with the wide base.

This router cannot be beat. Nothing like it exists short of a small shaper. Even with its heft it is a pleasure to use.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 10:15 PM »
And for as much sawdust as it can create, the dust collection is just awesome.  Hardly anything gets away from mine.

Offline ScotF

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 12:26 AM »
One of Festool's finest tools for sure. It is my all-time favorite hand-power tool. Near perfect in every regard.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 09:30 AM »
Is the OF2200 better than the OF1400 if I'd mostly be doing free hand routing?  I had been leaning toward the OF1400 since it's a little smaller and seems easier when hand routing, but it sounds like the OF2200 gets rave reviews.

I've only used the Bosch 1617EVSPK router kit that I'm not crazy about.
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Offline RKA

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 09:55 AM »
What don't you like about the 1617? 

I don't do any freehand routing (always a guide or bearing to keep the bit on course), but I would imagine if the size isn't a concern, the extra mass will be helpful in keeping the router stable so you can focus on guiding it.  But at some point the extra size can be a liability depending on what you're doing. 

Last night I was doing a series of fine passes to clean up a circular piece I was making.  I had to pick up the 1400 off my work piece at least a dozen times as I repositioned my piece and continued to take fine passes until I got where I wanted.  My wrists were not happy about flipping the router with the attached trammel arm onto it's side then back onto the work piece by the end.  Doing that with a 2200, no thank you. 
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 10:01 AM »
Is the OF2200 better than the OF1400 if I'd mostly be doing free hand routing?  I had been leaning toward the OF1400 since it's a little smaller and seems easier when hand routing, but it sounds like the OF2200 gets rave reviews.

I've only used the Bosch 1617EVSPK router kit that I'm not crazy about.

That depends largely on what you're doing.  If you're doing relatively delicate stuff, I'd suggest that you look at the OF 1010.  It's small, light, and ever-so-capable, but handling only 1/4" and 8mm bits.  On the other hand, if you're flattening a slab, the OF 2200 is the best option, hands-down.  If I had to choose only one router, though, it would be the OF 1400.  Must say, I really loved my Bosch 1617EVSPK until I invested in Festool routers.  My son is enjoying the Bosch now. 
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Offline glass1

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 10:11 AM »
My ct  33 fills so quickly with the of2200 I may have to get a ct48🙀

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 10:22 AM »
What don't you like about the 1617? 

I don't do any freehand routing (always a guide or bearing to keep the bit on course), but I would imagine if the size isn't a concern, the extra mass will be helpful in keeping the router stable so you can focus on guiding it.  But at some point the extra size can be a liability depending on what you're doing. 

Last night I was doing a series of fine passes to clean up a circular piece I was making.  I had to pick up the 1400 off my work piece at least a dozen times as I repositioned my piece and continued to take fine passes until I got where I wanted.  My wrists were not happy about flipping the router with the attached trammel arm onto it's side then back onto the work piece by the end.  Doing that with a 2200, no thank you. 

I don't like the dust extraction or lack thereof.  I bought this dust hood but couldn't figure out how to attach it to the base.  It's also a real pain trying to remove the motor from either the fixed or plunge base.  I have the fixed base mounted in my Bosch Router Table.

Maybe I have the incorrect understanding of what free hand routing means.  When I said free hand routing, I meant not used in a router table - it could be used with a bearing bit or a spiral bit to cut a dado with a straight edge.

I can see what you mean about it being tiring flipping something heavy.  I found it very tiring trying to check that end grain cutting board for flat - constantly sanding/planing high spots, flip it over, check to see if it still rocks, flip back over again and again.

That depends largely on what you're doing.  If you're doing relatively delicate stuff, I'd suggest that you look at the OF 1010.  It's small, light, and ever-so-capable, but handling only 1/4" and 8mm bits.  On the other hand, if you're flattening a slab, the OF 2200 is the best option, hands-down.  If I had to choose only one router, though, it would be the OF 1400.  Must say, I really loved my Bosch 1617EVSPK until I invested in Festool routers.  My son is enjoying the Bosch now. 

I was really interested in just 1 "all around versatile" router.  That's what kind of led me to the OF1400.  I think the OF1010 is too limited since it can only take the smaller bits. 

My ct  33 fills so quickly with the of2200 I may have to get a ct48🙀

I think the better dust extraction is what makes the OF2200 seem more appealing to me.  Having said that though, I hadn't thought about where all that dust and shavings would be going  - into my CT26.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 10:36 AM »
Having said that though, I hadn't thought about where all that dust and shavings would be going  - into my CT26.

No...into your new CT Cyclone.  [big grin]   [poke]

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 10:40 AM »
That does look like a very nice piece of kit!
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Offline RKA

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 10:51 AM »
No, I wasn't sure what you were saying, so thanks for the clarification.  The 1400 is a good all around option, however, I would keep the bosch and put it in a table permanently (which solves one headache).  I still think having a smaller plunge router for handheld use is nice, so if you can supplement the 2200 with a 1010 as others have done, you have a nice combo.  If you want only one machine, I would go with the 1400 for the reasons you mentioned.  Like you, most of my bits are 1/2".  They are readily available in any style I might need and more than stout enough for any job I can throw at them. 
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2018, 11:04 AM »
Yep keeping the Bosch in the router table should make things a lot easier.

I just need to wait for the OF1400 to come up on the recon site.  The OF1010 came up this morning.
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 11:29 AM »
@GoingMyWay I upgraded from a Dewalt DWP611 to my OF 1400 last year. These are the only two I have experience with other than a brief time with the bigger Dewalt DW618. At first I wasn't sure what to think of the 1400. It was so foreign to me with the handle and holding it but the more I use it the more I like it. I don't think you'll regret it.

The best thing is the dust collection. Whereas before I'd think twice about grabbing my router to do something now I don't worry about it at all. .and I'm in a half finished basement too.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 01:12 PM »
Is the OF2200 better than the OF1400 if I'd mostly be doing free hand routing?  I had been leaning toward the OF1400 since it's a little smaller and seems easier when hand routing, but it sounds like the OF2200 gets rave reviews.

I've only used the Bosch 1617EVSPK router kit that I'm not crazy about.

I think by "free hand" you mean not used in table. If so, the the OF1400 is more than sufficient for your needs unless you are using large bits that won't fit in the OF1400 or need the larger footprint and accessories. The OF2200 is not a daily router for most. I have the OF1010, OF1400 and OF2200. The OF1010 and OF2200 get the most use, but if I only had one it would be the OF1400. I like the heft of the OF2200, but I certainly would not have selected it if it was going to be my only router, because there are plenty more instances for a smaller router to be useful than the other way around.

I'll add that if you are thinking about getting the OF2200 as a second router or your first (only) then definitely go somewhere that you can try it out.

Offline glass1

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Routers needed is always +1. No way could I have just one. I got 2 Dewalt dw614s. 2 Dewalt dw621s. 1 dw625(never use). 1 Makita battery trim router. Just added the of2200. The of1010 is next.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 01:29 PM »
Routers needed is always +1.

That sounds like clamps ;D.
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 05:58 PM »
I would like to add my two cents, BUT the 1400 is the only Festool router I do not own… May have to remedy that soon. : )
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Of2200
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2018, 06:05 PM »
I just purchased the OF1400 off eBay (thanks to another FOG member PMing me to alert me to the 15% off discount). 
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Re: Of2200
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 10:58 AM »
what really impresses me about the 2200, is it balance. When taking a festool end user class, Stve took a 2200 set it upside down on a MFT and turned it on. It sat tere and hummed. After the class I went home ahad my PC 7518 on my MFT accidently turned it on and it chased me around the shop. So I went and got a 2200.

Once I accidentally turned the 2200 on while it was sitting on a MFT and it sat there and hummed just like Steves did.  I dont know of any other router that is balanced that well.