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Offline JBag09

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MFK 700 base question
« on: January 11, 2016, 08:32 PM »
I am looking into getting the MFK700 router set. I was going to order the zero degree base for it right away, but I notice there is also a edge trimming base for it. I know one is vertical and the other is horizontal, but the edge trimming base looks similar to what comes with the router in the set. What am I missing? Figured this was the easiest place to get an answer. Thanks in advance.

J

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Offline ear3

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 08:52 PM »
The set includes the 1.5 degree horizontal base.  You have to buy the zero degree horizontal base separately no matter if you go basic or set.

I am looking into getting the MFK700 router set. I was going to order the zero degree base for it right away, but I notice there is also a edge trimming base for it. I know one is vertical and the other is horizontal, but the edge trimming base looks similar to what comes with the router in the set. What am I missing? Figured this was the easiest place to get an answer. Thanks in advance.

J
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 09:12 PM »
The edge trimming base has a follower bearing brake. It also has an offset plate on the base inboard side  to raise the plate above the edge band. The vertical position allows you to get into inside corners/radiuses.

You can get the 700 with just the brake plate. I believe you'll find it if in the Conturo section of the Festool website.

Here you go;

http://www.edgebander.com/edge-bander-trim-router/#TrimRouter

The 700 is my favorite Festool router.

Tom
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 09:17 PM by tjbnwi »

Offline JBag09

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 06:43 AM »
Thanks guys. Is there anything else I should get with the set other than the zero degree plate? Figure I may as well just get what I need at once.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 09:22 AM »
Get the brake/edge trimming base also.

Tom

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 10:07 AM »
You will also want the 491666 router bit as well for use with the MFK in the horizontal (1.5 or 0 degree) orientation.
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Offline JBag09

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 12:13 PM »
Sounds good, thanks.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 09:44 PM »
http://www.halfinchshy.com/search/label/MFK-700

Paul Marcel has some friendly advice on the MFK-700 ^^

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Offline jchau2007

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 03:31 PM »
I have just purchased the MFK 700 set also. My question is does parallel edge guide comes with a set or it is an option? if anybody could provide me an answer that would be great. Thanks.

James

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 08:09 PM »
James,

The parallel edge guide is an accessory that is not included with the MFK 700 Set.
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Offline D Wood

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 08:26 PM »
The edge trimming base has a follower bearing brake. It also has an offset plate on the base inboard side  to raise the plate above the edge band. The vertical position allows you to get into inside corners/radiuses.

You can get the 700 with just the brake plate. I believe you'll find it if in the Conturo section of the Festool website.

Here you go;

http://www.edgebander.com/edge-bander-trim-router/#TrimRouter

The 700 is my favorite Festool router.

Tom

Where do you find a part # for the bearing brake. What a great idea. I want to get it but can't find it listed as an accessory or on EKAT.
Thanks

Offline Chris Wong

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2016, 08:29 PM »
If you already have the MFK 700 Set, you'll probably want the 500590 base assembly, which has the bearing brake and offset plate.  Otherwise, trimming and profiling is still a two-step operation.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2016, 11:55 PM »
As Chris said- the 500590.

Tom

Online Rick Herrick

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2020, 11:26 AM »
I realized this thread is old but wondering if the mentioned base, 500590, is the same or different than the vertical base that comes with the MFK 700 Set currently?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: MFK 700 base question
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2020, 12:17 PM »
I realized this thread is old but wondering if the mentioned base, 500590, is the same or different than the vertical base that comes with the MFK 700 Set currently?

Different. It has a raised platform to clear the edgebanding. The standard one is totally flat.
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