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Offline aaron91

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2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
« 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.


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Offline Mauri Motti

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Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 05:12 AM »
Assuming you are referring to either the OF 1010 or the OF 1400 festoolusa I' recommend you read Brice Burrell's 3 page review with great pictures (like always) on the 1010 Brice Burrell 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.

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
« Reply #2 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. and then check out the part of the Consolidated List of Festool Links (Reviews, Videos, Brochures, Manuals etc), scroll down until you get to the OF2000.

Offline William Herrold

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Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
« Reply #3 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.
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
« Reply #4 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.

Offline aaron91

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Re: 2000 e router any good for cabinet making?
« Reply #5 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!