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Offline Curt

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Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« on: July 20, 2019, 01:31 AM »
I am trying to figure out what parts I need to order so that I can use a guide rail with the router.  Basically, I need the traveler which I think is called a Guide Stop and the rods that fit the traveler and the router.  I do not think said rods came with the router but so be it.

What are they called and how do I order those rods?
What else do I need besides the Guide Stop and the rods?

Thanks for your help,
Curt

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Offline harry_

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 01:45 AM »
You will need these and the rods part #463147 (sold as a pair, allegedly).
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 05:52 AM »
I believe you should have received the guide rods with the router. I received guide rods with my OF1400.

edit: I bought my OF1400 in 2018.

Below from the bullet list for the guide stop.

* Attaches quickly and easily using two rods included in the scope of delivery of the OF 1400 router
« Last Edit: July 20, 2019, 02:03 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline threesixright

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Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 06:14 AM »
I believe you should have received the guide rods with the router. I received guide rods with my OF1400.
I also got the rods with this router.

UPDATE: bought it last year

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« Last Edit: July 20, 2019, 10:21 AM by threesixright »

Offline harry_

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 10:11 AM »
Mine also came with the rods.... I think. (it's been 10 years) however the are not currently shown in the scope of delivery.

Includes  OF 1400 EQ-F-PLUS
chip catcher
dia. 1/4" clamping collet (6.35 mm)
dia. 5/16" clamping collet (8 mm)
open ended spanner, WAF 24
Qty. in pack: 1.00 Units
in SYSTAINER SYS 4 T-LOC
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Offline ear3

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 10:32 AM »
FYI -- if you end up having to buy the 8mm rods separately, you might consider sourcing them for slighlty cheaper from McMaster Carr or equivalent material supply place.  The Festool rods are 400mm, which fit in the bottom of the systainer diagonally, but you could always buy longer ones and cut them off to have a standard size and then a super long size for extra deep cuts off the edge of a board: https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-steel-rods
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Offline Curt

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 03:34 PM »
Thank you all for your help.  I'm pretty sure that I bought a guide stop back when I bought the router (4+ years ago) and I can't find it either.  It could well be that the stuff went away during a 2+ year hiatus caused by medical issues.  The best way to find it is to buy another one.  [wink]

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 09:53 PM »
"The best way to find it is to buy another one"

The has worked for me too on occasion...unfortunately.  [embarassed]
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Offline Blues

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019, 03:47 AM »
"The best way to find it is to buy another one"

The has worked for me too on occasion...unfortunately.  [embarassed]

 [big grin]

I bent mine recently. So had to get a new one. Found a 500mm stainless steel rod on Amazon for $10.35 a rod and you need 2.

8mm x 500mm Hardened Stainless Steel Linear Motion Rod Shaft Guide 3D Printer Accessory

Ther original rod is made of soft steel and can bend.

I use mine with 2 edge guides all the time.  Very useful.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Terminology: OF1400 Guide Rods
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 10:03 AM »
I didn't bend mine, I was referring to losing (it's somewhere just can't find it) an item and then buying another, immediately after which (and sometimes before the replacement arrives) you find your original item. Now you have a backup/duplicate.
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