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Offline Sta2LT

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1400 router speeds
« on: December 01, 2011, 01:21 AM »
Hi
I have a 1400 router and need to run a large bit rated at 16,000 max RPM. I am unable to find a speed chart that relates the 1-6 settings with real RPM. Does such a table exist somewhere???

Sorry if this has been covered and I was unable to find.

Mark

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Offline Kev

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 04:37 AM »
I honestly haven't had mine out of the box yet, but I'm under the impression they top 22,000 rpm flat out.

Online Alex

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 05:11 AM »
According to the specs for the OF1400 the rpm goes from 10000 to 22500. So if the increment of the electronics is linear in 6 steps you could expect each increment to be about 2500 rpm.   

1 - 10000
2 - 12500
3 - 15000
4 - 17500
5 - 20000
6 - 22500

If it's non-linear, then who knows what. I've never seen such charts been published.

Offline fdengel

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 06:19 AM »
You could always just run it at "1" to play it safe.

This is a good question though; I've often wanted a chart like that for some of the other tools I have that use the generically-labelled speed dials.


Offline RL

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 07:16 AM »
You could always just run it at "1" to play it safe.

This is a good question though; I've often wanted a chart like that for some of the other tools I have that use the generically-labelled speed dials.



Mate, that's not safe! Running a bit too slow is almost as bad as running one too fast.

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 09:02 AM »
There are some general guidelines for speed settings in the manual based on router bit diameter and material. I will contact Germany to see if I can get some specific information about speed settings as they related to RPM.

You could always upgrade to the OF 2200, which has a label on the side of it with the speed settings and related RPMs.  [big grin]

Offline billg71

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 07:02 PM »
There are some general guidelines for speed settings in the manual based on router bit diameter and material. I will contact Germany to see if I can get some specific information about speed settings as they related to RPM.

You could always upgrade to the OF 2200, which has a label on the side of it with the speed settings and related RPMs.  [big grin]

Any word, Shane?

TIA,
Bill
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Offline agehall

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 12:28 AM »
You could always upgrade to the OF 2200, which has a label on the side of it with the speed settings and related RPMs.  [big grin]

You are evil Shane. You just fed my desire for an OF2200 even more. Now I have to go to my local dealer and try it...
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Offline Kev

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 01:29 AM »
Yeh, that little voice in your head ... You need it, it makes perfect sense, it has green on it, it comes in a systainer ...

I like that voice  [big grin]

Offline Sta2LT

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 03:55 AM »
I just had to use my big bit again today and am wondering if Germany is working on this still???

Nice to meet you in Portland.  [smile]

 Mark

Offline Sta2LT

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Bump... Any word Shane?? 

Offline billg71

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 12:51 PM »
Another bump.....

Thanks!
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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012, 04:24 PM »
Sorry, I missed the first bump. I never got that info from Germany. Will try again. Sorry about that.

Offline Sta2LT

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 04:26 PM »
Bump. Hey Shane are the German's dogging you? Seems like a simple question...

Offline Tool_Fool

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2014, 07:40 AM »
Bump.  Anybody home up there in Lebanon, or are you still celebrating?

Still looking for a 1400 router speed chart to correlate the 1-6 numerical setting to RPM.  The dial is continuous with no click stops, so any chart would likely be precision guesswork, but I don't think we even know if the speeds are linear or logarithmic, eh?

Thanks in advance!
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2014, 08:06 AM »
Bump.  Anybody home up there in Lebanon, or are you still celebrating?

Still looking for a 1400 router speed chart to correlate the 1-6 numerical setting to RPM.  The dial is continuous with no click stops, so any chart would likely be precision guesswork, but I don't think we even know if the speeds are linear or logarithmic, eh?

Thanks in advance!

Right now it's early and Sunday in Lebanon.  And snowy.  I doubt celebrations are happening except for those Indy Colts fans.

I'm sure Shane will see the bump.

Peter

Offline Grasshopper

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2015, 05:43 PM »
Bump.

I've seen other threads, but it seems like "Official Festool" ought to have a guide like this for the RPMs in settings 1-6.
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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2015, 02:04 AM »
There are some general guidelines for speed settings in the manual based on router bit diameter and material. I will contact Germany to see if I can get some specific information about speed settings as they related to RPM.

You could always upgrade to the OF 2200, which has a label on the side of it with the speed settings and related RPMs.  [big grin]

Oh now you tell me......

Offline jobsworth

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2015, 02:07 AM »
Yeh, that little voice in your head ... You need it, it makes perfect sense, it has green on it, it comes in a systainer ...

I like that voice  [big grin]

You are a evil man....

I knew there was so,etching I liked about you

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2015, 02:55 PM »
It's linear and we measured it with a laser tachometer a little while ago. There's never been an official word from Festool though.

They're a constant step speed, so on the OF 1400, approximately...

10,000 RPM      1
12,400 RPM      2
14,800 RPM      3
17,200 RPM      4
19,600 RPM      5
22,000 RPM      6

See http://festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/router-speeds/ for some more info.

Offline Grasshopper

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Re: 1400 router speeds
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2015, 03:52 PM »
Thanks a bunch!!!

It's linear and we measured it with a laser tachometer a little while ago. There's never been an official word from Festool though.

They're a constant step speed, so on the OF 1400, approximately...

10,000 RPM      1
12,400 RPM      2
14,800 RPM      3
17,200 RPM      4
19,600 RPM      5
22,000 RPM      6

See http://festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/router-speeds/ for some more info.
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