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Offline Jimxavier

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Festool CMS Router Table Fence?
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:55 AM »
Overall impressions?

I’m leaning towards this table, the complete set with the slider etc. but have a few final reservations.

My biggest one being the fence, and it’s micro adjustability or lack thereof.

So, for precision cuts, the first that comes to mind is a 2 pass dado with an undersized bit to get a perfect cut, is there anyway to do this repeatedly or is each one going to be a bunch of trial and error test cuts?

How do you guys set the fence each time for non bearing bits?


Does the fence have anyway you can put a stop collar on it?

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Festool CMS Router Table Fence?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 11:18 AM »
[/color]Overall impressions?

I like it its a decent fence. Is it perfect? No

I’m leaning towards this table, the complete set with the slider etc. but have a few final reservations.

Okay

My biggest one being the fence, and it’s micro adjustability or lack thereof.

So, for precision cuts, the first that comes to mind is a 2 pass dado with an undersized bit to get a perfect cut, is there anyway to do this repeatedly or is each one going to be a bunch of trial and error test cuts?

Use a guide rail with guide rail adapter gives better control over the dado

How do you guys set the fence each time for non bearing bits?

I use a gage block or small straight edge to set the fence to the bit distance


Does the fence have anyway you can put a stop collar on it?


By stop collar Im guessing you mean stops. I used the flag stops from the MFT
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 11:30 AM by jobsworth »

Offline Archman

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Re: Festool CMS Router Table Fence?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 11:28 AM »
Mine is my first router table and I bought it only because there isn’t a portable router table that can compare to it.  Size, weight, quality.  I haven’t had any issues with it.