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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Ask Festool => Topic started by: Tom R on December 31, 2010, 10:44 AM

Title: MFS 400 ?
Post by: Tom R on December 31, 2010, 10:44 AM
What is the smallest circle the MFS 400 can cut with a OF 1010 router?

Please advise,

Tom R

Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: Tim Raleigh on December 31, 2010, 02:14 PM
Accurately: with a 1/8" up or down spiral bit in the circle routing insert: 82mm or 3 3/16" diameter.
Not accurately: With a 5/16" template guide held next to the side of pivot guide with a 1/8" up or down spiral bit: 23mm or 7/8" diameter
Tim
Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: Tom R on December 31, 2010, 05:55 PM
Thank you for the reply

I have to make several small circle cuts ranging from 72mmm - 94mm, accuracy counts. I am considering the MFS 400 or the circle gig from Micro fence. I believe the MFS
may be a more versital tool but the Micro Fence with the lift kit will be accurate and repeatible. I needed some input from someone who was familiar with the MFS 400

Thank you for the information

Tom R
Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: Dovetail65 on December 31, 2010, 06:03 PM
Microfence all the way, IMHO.
Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: JD2720 on December 31, 2010, 06:34 PM
Microfence all the way, IMHO.

I agree that the Micro Fence will work best for what you are wanting to do.
Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: neilc on December 31, 2010, 06:36 PM
I have both the MFS and Micro Fence.  For what you want to do, I think the Micro Fence is the better choice.

neil
Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: Tom R on December 31, 2010, 09:56 PM
Mr Tim,
 I was leaning towards the Micro Fence, just need more info - Festool does not publish enough specs
on there tools, need user input.


Thanks,
Tom


Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: Tim Raleigh on January 01, 2011, 02:08 PM
Tom:
As Brice Burrell recommends, if you are thinking of buying the 400 also buy the 700.
You will find you will use these things everywhere.
Tim
Title: Re: MFS 400 ?
Post by: HowardH on January 08, 2011, 10:05 PM
I love my 400!  I hardly ever use it for it's intended use - with the router.  It's a perfect oversized square and it also acts as big flag stop for making repetitive cuts on my MFT.  I simply butt it up against the fence and use a quick clamp to hold it in place where I want it.  I can think slide my stock under the rail and butt it up against the MFT and quickly make several identical parts.  Don't know what I would do without it.