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Offline mattfc

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Re: Best tools for a garage workshop
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2010, 01:26 AM »
As for routers, I'll probably start off with the OF1010 and progress

I would think twice about this. I have both the OF1010 and the OF1400. I bought the OF1400 first and use it the most, very versatile taking 1/2", 8mm and 1/4" with collet. Its still lightweight, yet has the grunt for larger bits. OF1010 is lighterweight, the reason I bought it wasn't because the OF1400 was to heavy, but that I got a great deal on it, plus the lighter weight makes it a little easier as I use the Leigh dovetail jigs quite a bit.

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Offline John-Jason

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Re: Best tools for a garage workshop
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2010, 11:30 AM »
I would think twice about this. I have both the OF1010 and the OF1400. I bought the OF1400 first and use it the most, very versatile taking 1/2", 8mm and 1/4" with collet. Its still lightweight, yet has the grunt for larger bits. OF1010 is lighterweight, the reason I bought it wasn't because the OF1400 was to heavy, but that I got a great deal on it, plus the lighter weight makes it a little easier as I use the Leigh dovetail jigs quite a bit.

Would you still suggest the OF1400 if I was planning to purchase the OF2200 also?

Offline jvsteenb

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Re: Best tools for a garage workshop
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2010, 12:03 PM »
I can't speak for anyone else, but personally I think the OF1010 + OF2200(set)  combination is about the best two-router combo one could purchase.
I own the OF1010 and really really like it, but have also used both the OF1400 ( nice router ! ) AND the OF2200. The OF2200 puts the DW625 and all the other Elu clones to shame, and in my experience they were more or less the benchmark - up untill now.
A term I've used to describe the OF2200 in an earlier post: it's a handheld shaper.... I seriously can't fault it, except for the obvious steep pricepoint, and the fact that it doesn't sport a Plug-It cord.

Welcome to the slippery slope Jay, and thank you ( and your wife ) for your service, even if I'm not from the USA myself. I served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for a couple of years, and I appreciate the effort you guys ('n gals)   keep putting in. Keep up the good work - it's appreciated even if some may want you to believe otherwise.

Regards,

Job
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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Best tools for a garage workshop
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2010, 12:18 PM »

As for routers, I'll probably start off with the OF1010 and progress.
-Jay

I started with the OF1400, as it is more middle of the road. You can use both 1/4" and 1/2" bits.
Greg Powers
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