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Offline Tom R

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MFS 400 ?
« 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


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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #1 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

Offline Tom R

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #2 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

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 06:03 PM »
Microfence all the way, IMHO.
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline JD2720

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #4 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.

Offline neilc

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #5 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

Offline Tom R

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #6 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



Offline Tim Raleigh

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    • Oakville Cabinetry
Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #7 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

Offline HowardH

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Re: MFS 400 ?
« Reply #8 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.
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