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Offline Mick

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Hi all. I have recently purchased the CMS with the TS55 Saw module and have added the Router Module to use with my OF2200. I have fitted the Router to the module as per the instructions but find that when adjusting the height of the bit upwards a fair bit of force is required on the crank to wind it. I realise the OF2200 is a meaty beast and I am fighting against the weight doing this but is it normal? I am worried I am going to break something (And, yes, I do have the lock on the handle released! ;-) ). If anyone is using this combination could you please comment with your thoughts.
Thanks,
Mick.

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Offline pierreblonde

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 05:57 PM »
My cms is not hard to wind up. Have you had the router long
I think there was a post about play betwen the motor and it sliding on the
Columns ,and  it jamming with the presure on one side
Kapex, UG-KA-Set, TS 55 ,CTL 22, PS 300, T 15+3, OF 1400, OF 2200 SET, DOMINO DF500, MFT/3,  CMS BASIC ,CMS-OF
HL 850, RO 150, Sortainer clamps ,toys toys toys

Offline Mick

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 06:36 PM »
Pierre, do you refer to the OF2200 router when you say yours is not hard to move?
I have had it for three months.
Mick.

Offline Mick

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 06:48 PM »
Pierre, I did find a post from back in 2011 from users in the UK who referred to the same problem. Looks like that’s the way it is! Very disappointing after investing all that money to find something that is specifically made by Festool for it's own tools should perform that way.
 Mick.

Offline pierreblonde

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 02:30 AM »
Mick yes I use the OF2200 mine is fine. I would contact Festool
And get it sorted as it should not be like that
Kapex, UG-KA-Set, TS 55 ,CTL 22, PS 300, T 15+3, OF 1400, OF 2200 SET, DOMINO DF500, MFT/3,  CMS BASIC ,CMS-OF
HL 850, RO 150, Sortainer clamps ,toys toys toys

Offline Mick

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 06:40 AM »
Thanks Pierre, the plot thickens. I shall give the rep here another call, he said he would look into it for me but I haven't heard anything more.
Mick.

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 09:57 AM »
Mick,

I am the world's worst for doing silly things but...

I assume that the plunge lock is fully released!

Peter

Offline mattfc

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 02:34 PM »
I had the same thing, vs the OF1400 in the module, there seems to be a bit more of a tendency to jar, since the lift just pushes from one side and due to the weight plus the springs plus the width between the plunge columns that's the way it works, I think jmbfestool mentioned similar. The good news is that its seems to easy with time, my now just has a little starting pressure and then goes, it can be a bit of a pain if you just want to raise it a little, as a half rotation doesn't move it right away, just puts tension on it all, so I just reach under and lift a tiny bit and it moves up

agree its not brilliant, but its much better than the rubbish flimsy plastic clearance inserts that are supplied! [big grin]

Offline Festoholic

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Hi Mick,

I've just added the very same toys to my CMS, and also found it was harder than it should have been to adjust the height. I read somewhere that the plunge mechanism might need to be worn in, like new shoes. The suggestion was to remove the router, place it upright, and simply plunge it down and up about a hundred times. I had to leave the country the next day, so I haven't tried it yet, but it's worth a go!

The bigger problem for me was that, after assembling the whole thing (with appalling instructions), I discovered that the switch on my CMS is no longer working. :(

Alan
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Offline jonmannyb

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 07:58 PM »
Hi Mick,
I totally apologize for my incredibly late response (7 years to date), but I only recently purchased my OF2200 and wasn’t able to test the crank with the OF2200 mounted onto my CMS until now. Living in the US, I have to state for the record that I only dryfitted the 2200 onto the CMS solely to help you out and then I immediately removed it and never mounted it again - likely story - ha!

I purchased my cms several years ago and found it incredibly irresponsible that Festool charges for such a supposed premium product that can’t even properly lift the 2200. It’s simply silly and sad and seeing how Festool offers no real solution, it truly puts Festool in a bad light how they handle this. Although I have more Festool products than I can count, I now see Festool as a portable product than truly can’t match to the quality of heavy grade machinery. I mean say you purchase a beefy Jessem router lift with their variable speed motor for around $750 US. Say you add the full featured Incra router fence for another $450 and then a cast iron top, legs, and router box for another $500. That would bring your grand total to $1,700 for an overall superior product compared to the Festool. Comparatively, the CMS alone currently sells for $1,700. Add the 2200, that’s another $950, bringing your Festool total to $2,650. Ridiculous!  And just to let you know I own both setups and the incra actually has superior dust collection to the Festool.

Okay enough venting.

Back to the reason for my reply.

If can get your hands on Boeshield T9 spray, spray it directly into the hole for the crank knob on the top of the CMS. See how that works. Add some to the threading of the router lift.  This will resolve your issue as it has worked for me. You would think Festool would provide a lift with 2 crank shafts rather than only 1 for the steep price they charge.

Hope this helps.

Best
Jonathan

Offline jobsworth

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Re: CMS with Router Module & OF2200 (For Europe and Australian members)
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 10:41 AM »
No issues here with it.

 Just got to clean and lube it every now and then