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Offline PaulMarcel

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Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« on: February 02, 2011, 01:14 AM »
I actually had a friend bug me about when I'd get to the OF-1400 :)  If he could put his shoes on in the morning with a router, he would.

This video review covers the OF-1400 and nearly all of its accessories, including a few from the MFS.  Everybody here knows what a router is so I wanted to go over the parts of the router quickly, point out stuff for those who haven't handled one, but a large part was explaining some of the, uhmmm, less than well documented accessories like the feeler bearings and how I use them, or the table widener's special uses, or... you get the idea.

So now that I hope you'll think it should be interesting, I have to say I couldn't cover it without the review being long.  So get an amber, have a seat, and click the little triangle (please) :)  Hopefully you'll get something useful out of this.

http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=4A85F0E096ED9739
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Offline RonWen

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 07:08 AM »
Excellent review with lots of great tips!  Thanks very much Paul, we'll look forward to you doing the entire Festool product line.  [smile]

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 08:30 PM »
Thanks Paul.  This time you covered a router that I have owned and used for about four years, but I still learned a LOT from the video.

I should add that I like your presentation technique.  It seems to me that I am right there in your workshop and you are talking to me one on one.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 09:31 PM »
Did you get teleported at the end?  Or was that cinema magic? [big grin]

That is what all that stuff does I got for my router.  Seriously, they have been in the box for a few months.  Thanks.

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 01:25 AM »
Did you get teleported at the end?  Or was that cinema magic? [big grin]

That is what all that stuff does I got for my router.  Seriously, they have been in the box for a few months.  Thanks.

Well, I pressed the little red button on the "camera" remote.  But it wasn't the camera remote!!

Thanks for the compliments (Frank, too!).
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 10:17 AM »
Paul,

Very nice video review.

I have solved my label issue by using the tape from one of the window insulator kits;

http://www.acehardware.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2627449&cp=2568451.2626208.2626341

Carefully remove the label, wipe the label and sys with alcohol, line the back with the tape, align it on the sys, press in place. Works really well.

I have also used the tape to hold the loose ends of the guide rail strip. Works great for that also and no mess. If I ever reposition a rail strip I'll try the tape over the entire length.

Thanks for taking the time to do the video.

Tom

Offline Cort

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 10:16 PM »
Really great video.  I hope Festool gives you a little recognition for helping sell their product, because after seeing your video, I am buying their stuff.

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 12:35 AM »
Paul,

Very nice video review.

I have solved my label issue by using the tape from one of the window insulator kits;

http://www.acehardware.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2627449&cp=2568451.2626208.2626341

Carefully remove the label, wipe the label and sys with alcohol, line the back with the tape, align it on the sys, press in place. Works really well.

I have also used the tape to hold the loose ends of the guide rail strip. Works great for that also and no mess. If I ever reposition a rail strip I'll try the tape over the entire length.

Thanks for taking the time to do the video.

Tom

Ah, good idea, Tom.

In my case, I'm okay with labels as on the sides, I have "piggie" labels from Peter Halle.  Peter printed up custom labels for a small bunch of lucky piggies.  As my "SysPort" bench stores the Systainers side-out, the self-removing labels are basically hidden except when I pull them out.

But, for those who weren't ridiculously bored at work sitting on the FOG refresh key and caught the "first 5 to respond" posting Peter made, your solution looks pretty promising.


Cort: thanks for the compliments, too.  While it makes little sense, after you get your first Festool, you'll like it enough to quickly forget the bill.  Just keep in mind that after buying the first, you walk a fine line by a green n blue precipice and it's easy to fall in, wallet willing or not. :)
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Offline rxe

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 03:20 AM »
Brilliant. 

I have an OF2200 that I got as a replacement for an ELU that is now in my router table. 

I have changed the bits on the OF2200 the same way I used to change them on the ELU.   Lock the shaft, give the spanner 1/16 of a turn, remove spanner, put spanner back on the nut, turn spanner 1/16 of a turn, swear.....remove spanner.

Then I see you ratchet the bit in....and I think "my OF2200 has the same rocker".

Duh!   I thought I was good with machinery.


Offline vkumar

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Re: Video Review of Festool OF-1400 (574267)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 09:35 PM »
Paul,

Brilliant and very educational review. Thank you for doing this and all your other reviews.

Vijay
Vijay Kumar