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Offline axix179

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« on: November 10, 2017, 01:07 PM »
I'm looking for an explanation or video regarding the different throat plates on my CMS and when to use them. Does anyone know of a You Tube video that explains this? [eek]

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Offline Peter Halle

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 06:09 PM »
Welcome to the FOG!

The best place to search would be on youtube and do a search for Festool.  Festool USA would only have information on the router insert included with the table here due to the fact that Festool USA doesn't support the use of the other inserts here.

Hopefully a helpful member will remember a specific video and post a link.


Offline GarryMartin

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 06:12 PM »
Hi @axix179 and welcome to the FOG!

The reducing rings are all explained in the manual for your CMS-OF. They are also featured in the excellent Supplemental Manual at https://service.festoolusa.com/media/pdf/Festool-CMS-Router-Table-Supplemental-Manual.pdf

Some of the rings are provided in regions where there use isn't officially supported so that may be where you have some confusion.

@Peter Parfitt explains them at

If you have any further questions not answered by those resources, please follow up here.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 06:16 PM by GarryMartin »

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 08:40 PM »
We don't have much content specific to the throat plates. However, there are a few things that you might find useful.

The CMS manual can be downloaded here:
You might want to specifically look at page 13, which has some guidance related to the plates.

I recommend that you also review the CMS Supplemental Manual, which can be downloaded here: