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Offline jduke3

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MFK 700 EQ/B-Plus
« on: January 04, 2020, 06:14 PM »
After ordering this router to use with the conturo edgebander, I'm thinking I would be better off to send it back and get the set which comes with the additional 1.5 offset horizontal base. My main question is that the base that comes with the MFK 700 is not included in the other set. It has the bearing stop, chip breaker and the elevated phenolic area I'm guessing to allow for untrimmed edge banding to clear. Am I missing something? Thanks, Joe

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Offline ForumMFG

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Re: MFK 700 EQ/B-Plus
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 06:17 PM »
I thought the kit came with all the bases??

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Offline jduke3

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Re: MFK 700 EQ/B-Plus
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 06:28 PM »
No I bought the MFK 700 EQ/B-Plus. It comes in a sys 1 with just the router, cord and the laminate trim vertical base. I didn't buy the kit or set or whatever they call it. My question is that when you buy the basic router like I have and not the set, the base that's on mine doesn't come with the set or kit. It's like you have to order the basic router just to get the laminate trim base because it doesn't come with the set. It seems kinda crazy to me. 

Offline Euclid

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Re: MFK 700 EQ/B-Plus
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 05:13 AM »
(this relates to my experiences in the UK - I don’t know if options available elsewhere are different…)

I was confused by this too - but came to the conclusion that the two were, in effect/use, slightly different tools, and that the Plus version cannot be added to to make an exact equivalent of the Kit version.

It appears to me that if the dust/chip collector is removed from the ‘Plus’ (assuming it can be) that the base does not have full coverage from the phenolic base (which the Kit version does - I’m guessing this is what you refer to re the elevated base?) which might compromise its use in non edgebanding operations.

Neither iterations of the vertical base appear to be available as accessories. The kit comes with the 1.5 deg horizontal base, the 0 deg base being available as an extra.

My interest had been primarily for a small non-plunging router, with the flushing of edge banding as a very occasional use - and the cost made it seem like overkill. I borrowed an almost new Kit version from a friend who wasn’t finding a lot of use for it, and, really liking it, ending up buying it (at a good price - having decided that Plus version would not be right for me, though the MFK700 may still be a costly overkill!) and I can now think of a number of projects for which hard wood edge banding would be a good feature…

If you want to be able to also use it as a small, more general purpose (albeit non-plunging) machine, I would - in my very limited experience - suggest that the kit is the way to go. Are there things the Plus version can tackle that the Kit version cannot? Hopefully someone with more experience and knowledge can add something here…

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