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Offline clark_fork

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Routing Boxes and Furniture Handles
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:24 PM »
Festool puts out No. 202: instructions for using a template for hand holes.

The instructions mention a router bit for handles

FESTOOL HW S8 R16/NL32 (Hand hole cutter HW shank 8mm

I can't seem to locate a NA source.

Any thoughts?

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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Routing Boxes and Furniture Handles
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 10:14 PM »

Offline Gregor

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Re: Routing Boxes and Furniture Handles
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 08:21 AM »
From the linked Festool 202:
Set the routing depth. When doing this, ensure that the distance from the cutter tip to the middle of the radius is 19 mm. This dimension is important because the routing depth t is calculated as follows.
I'm no native speaker, but these sentences don't make any sense to me.

The second because what should it tell me (don't use another router bit?), the last as the word 'depth' can't be found anywhere else in the pamphlet and nothing follows regarding any calculation.

@SRSemenza could someone at Festool look at this to release a version that's making sense?

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Routing Boxes and Furniture Handles
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 08:31 AM »
@Gregor I agree that the statement makes no sense. But that is because the rest of the example showing the calculation for t is missing.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Routing Boxes and Furniture Handles
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 10:22 AM »
I don't know anything about the instructions. But if the question is whether or not the router bit is available in North America from Festool?  It is not. The router bit line was dropped from NA quite a few years ago. With the exception of a few particular bits.

I am guessing you can get a bit to do that job from another maker. Maybe a dealer still has one.