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Offline webfarmer

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Problem 1400 Router
« on: March 03, 2023, 10:06 AM »
I had desired to up my router game, and had purchased a complete Festool router table setup to attach to the MFT.  However, when mounting the 1400 router inverted in the table, the ratchet system jams, making changing bits completely inconvenient - impossible, without tearing down the table to change the bit (not exactly "faster, smarter...").

This does not happen "occasionally," it happened "every time I used it."

I retired the whole system, because without the ability for ease of setup; there is no reason to have it.

Wonderful router - upside right.

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Problem 1400 Router
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2023, 10:22 AM »
Is the Festool router table compatible with the 2200 and the 1400?

Offline rst

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Re: Problem 1400 Router
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2023, 11:41 AM »
I have two VLs and have zero problems with my 1400...possibly attached improperly.  The CMS' work with the three standard routers but each attach differently.

Online Cheese

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Re: Problem 1400 Router
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 01:58 PM »
Is the Festool router table compatible with the 2200 and the 1400?

Yes, I originally installed the 1400 but I swapped that out for the 2200.

Offline bobtskutter

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Re: Problem 1400 Router
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2023, 02:19 PM »
The ratchet jams when the trigger lock is engaged.  Make sure the trigger isn't locked in the on position.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Problem 1400 Router
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2023, 06:53 PM »
After discovering the Triton routers many years ago, I wouldn't use anything else in a router table situation.
They are not so great as a hand held, but in a table, the form-factor is fantastic.
For about the same price and a comparable router it's like getting a lift built into it and everybody know how expensive lifts can be.
I love my OF1010 and OF1400, but I just can't see using either of them upside down? Depth adjustments have to be a downright pain?
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Offline tsmi243

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Re: Problem 1400 Router
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2023, 09:21 AM »
Depth adjustments have to be a downright pain?

In a shop-built router table, yeah probably.  In a CMS rig, they're really no different than the Triton.  Bit change and depth adjust are both over the table.  Both really nice.   

The collet lock, though.....  [mad] My only gripe.  It's on the opposite side from where you stand, so you have to grope around for it while halfway bent over, with one arm still on the collet wrench.  That auto-lock thing Triton has is WAY better.