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Offline Dollar Bill

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large base for OF 1400 router
« on: January 16, 2021, 04:00 PM »
Greetings folks. I want to make tray with a bowl & tray bit. It is going to be approximately 6" in diameter. The base of my OF 1400 is too small. I have several questions: 1) what is the diameter of the larger base Festool sells? 2) does anyone make a large base for Festool that is plug-and-play? 3) Is my warranty null and void if I make and install a shop made base?

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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 04:07 PM »
I don't know if its possible but what about a nice sheet of 1/4" Lexan and try to make your own ?

Offline Dollar Bill

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 05:33 PM »
I don't know if its possible but what about a nice sheet of 1/4" Lexan and try to make your own ?

I'm concerned the warranty will be void if I use a shop made base.

Offline fshanno

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 06:33 PM »

I'm concerned the warranty will be void if I use a shop made base.

Shop made base?  What shop made base?  I don't know any shop made base.
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Offline nvalinski

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 08:40 PM »
The other trick I've seen is to run longer rods through the router and attach two guide stops to either side to create a wider base. Not sure if that helps you here.

Offline MaymunBaba

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 09:12 PM »
I am using ultimate router base from imagine Woodworking and happy with it on my 1400.
https://imaginewoodworking.com


Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 12:04 PM »
Festool does infact make a "table widener" 493233. It makes the base enough larger that it feels more stable when cutting edge profiles, but it is not so much bigger as to do what you are looking for.
Probably the most versatile way to achieve your goal would be a router table insert plate. It will give you the size you need for the bowl project and still be useful for something else. Build yourself a router table too, then pop it out when a situation like this comes up.
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Offline Dollar Bill

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 05:25 PM »
The other trick I've seen is to run longer rods through the router and attach two guide stops to either side to create a wider base. Not sure if that helps you here.
I believe this will work. I'll have to buy one, however  [sad] Thanks!!

Offline jarbroen

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2021, 11:45 AM »
How about something like the Festool MFS/Woodpeckers variable router jig?  Similar to the idea of a sled/rails for flattening a large slab. 
Use one of the bushing inserts so you don't accidentally hit your rails.
If the bowl is round, use a trammel and do the outside first then switch to rails to hog out the rest of the bowl.
If you don't want to buy the MFS/Woodpecker jig just make it out of 3/4" BB plywood.

Offline Chris Perren

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2021, 12:07 PM »
Ultimate Router Base - Although its not cheap, it does work with the 1400 without any modifications.

https://imaginewoodworking.com/pages/ultimaterouterbase?variant=47445921109

 

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 08:09 PM »
@fshanno
Shop made base?  What shop made base?  I don't know any shop made base.

I shop made base is a replacement for the OEM base. It can be an addon you make yourself or a third part accesory, like the one suggested in that thread.
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Offline Blues

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 09:04 PM »
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07SKMBKWJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_E6F7TWQ6QPNYJD6Y9TVC

You can look for longer rods. This would be the cheapest option.

Offline Bainiet

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Re: large base for OF 1400 router
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2021, 06:36 AM »
 [big grin]

Try 495246 or make something similar yourself.

Only downside: you loose router bit length but that can be solved by using an extender...
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