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Title: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
Post by: aaron91 on March 24, 2011, 06:41 AM
Hello All,

I'm looking for a 3 horse router to start getting into cabinet making.  I think I will use the router mostly for raised panel doors and dadoe's for shelfs.  I'm thinking really hard on picking up the 2000 e basic for $344.  The 2200 is way out of my price range.

Does anyone use this router for these applications and if so how do you like it?

I don't have a shop and all of my work is performed in the field, i have a router table but i don't think I will use this tool in it.

Thanks,
Aaron
Title: Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
Post by: Mauri Motti on March 25, 2011, 05:12 AM
Assuming you are referring to either the OF 1010 or the OF 1400 festoolusa (http://www.festoolusa.com/products/routers/of-1400-eq-router-574267.html) I' recommend you read Brice Burrell's 3 page review with great pictures (like always) on the 1010 Brice Burrell (http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/subpage6.html) His review of the 1400 is coming soon and also I am eagerly waiting his expertise on this one. I have seen Brice working with the 2200 doing some great work on making a panel door. Try to get in contact with him I'd think he's your man.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
Post by: Brice Burrell on March 25, 2011, 10:17 AM
Aaron, I've never used the 2000 but there are several threads on here that will be helpful to you.  You can start with VictorL's review. (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/review-of-festool-of-2000e1-as-a-bargain-finding/) and then check out the part of the Consolidated List of Festool Links (Reviews, Videos, Brochures, Manuals etc) (http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/consolidated-list-of-festool-links-part-1/msg60044/#msg60044), scroll down until you get to the OF2000.

Title: Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
Post by: William Herrold on March 26, 2011, 09:41 AM
I use the OF2000 e on a daily basis as it rests under my main router table. I've fitted it with a RouterRaizer, a phenolic plate and an Incra LS fence. The modifications made to the router while converting it for through the base adjustment might void the warranty, but mine is over 3 years old anyway. The only thing I don't like about the OF2000 is the lack of a motor brake, but as it is permanently under the table, it's not as much of a drawback. The OF1400 was the first router I've owned with a motor brake, and it has definitely spoiled me.
Title: Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
Post by: tallgrass on March 26, 2011, 05:21 PM
i love it and bought several during the refurb program. highly under talked about router. if you need power this thing has it.
Title: Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
Post by: aaron91 on March 30, 2011, 07:08 AM
Well, i ordered the router on Monday I should have it today or tomorrow.  I'm pretty excited to try my hand at making cabinet doors!