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Offline joiner1970

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New router
« on: September 28, 2007, 12:50 PM »

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Offline bdog01

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Re: New router
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 12:56 PM »
That looks pretty slick! Any idea on pricing?

Offline Programmergeek

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Re: New router
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 01:26 PM »
looks nice, wonder when it will make it to the states.

I would sugest they add a chuck, and ring attachment so you can use it like a rotozip, some LED's to light up were yourare working like on the rotozip would also be nice.   
« Last Edit: September 28, 2007, 02:30 PM by Programmergeek »

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: New router
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 01:33 PM »
Joiner,

Thanks for posting!   This looks veeeeerrrrry Interesting!   8)  It gives you a horizontal and a vertical router in one unit.   However, it's the "Scope of delivery" statement that looks very tasty:
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Scope of delivery:
MFK 700 with extraction hood, 8mm and 1/4" clamping collet,
parallel side fence with fine adjustment and extraction
hood, operation tools, in SYSTAINER SYS 2

And just in case you missed it: 1/4" clamping collet!!!  No, I don't want to use 1/4" bits, but how many countries use them?   Would it be too much to hope for US delivery soon?   ???

About a week ago I posted about the Bosch Colt router.   (The general sense I got was that the Colt, while a decent router, had a few issues.)  The discussion included using a Festool OF1010 router, but the conclusion was that there was a lot of overlap between the OF1010 and the OF1400 (my router), and that the OF1010 didn't go far enough down to the trim router level.   At less than 1/2 the weight of the a OF1400 and about 2/3 the weight of a OF1010, the MFK700 should be a nice addition to the Festool US Router lineup.

That said, it looks to be a bit pricey.   Assuming the price relationship between the OF1010 and MFK700 is the same here in the US as it is in the UK (and the dollar doesn't keep devaluating), it should be about $400.   

Dan.

p.s. I hope Jonny Round Boy doesn't see this....  Talk about NAINA abuse material!   :o

« Last Edit: September 28, 2007, 03:06 PM by Dan Clark »

Offline Jim Force

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Re: New router
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 01:41 PM »
Festool bought the Holz-Her power tool division some time ago. This looks like an improved Holz-Her Laminate trimmer.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: New router
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 01:46 PM »
Jim,

Since you stuck your foot in it...   When will we get it?!?    8)

Dan.

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: New router
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2007, 01:49 PM »
p.s. I hope Jonny Round Boy doesn't see this....  Talk about NAINA abuse material!   :o

Dan,

I did see this, but thought 'hmm, that's not new it's been around for a while'. It turns out I was confusing the new MFK700 with the older OFK700!!!

Wish I hadn't got them confused, I could have taunted you some more. Never mind, I'm sure Pat will be here soon...
Festoolian since February 2006

TS55R EBQ saw - CTL26 - CTL Mini - OF1400EBQ router - KS120 Kapex SCMS - ETS150/3 sander - RO90 sander - DF500 Domino - PDC18/4 drill - PSC420 jigsaw - OFK500 trimmer

Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: New router
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 02:16 PM »
p.s. I hope Jonny Round Boy doesn't see this....  Talk about NAINA abuse material!   :o

Dan,

I did see this, but thought 'hmm, that's not new it's been around for a while'. It turns out I was confusing the new MFK700 with the older OFK700!!!

Wish I hadn't got them confused, I could have taunted you some more. Never mind, I'm sure Pat will be here soon...

Well, darn!  (And other appropriate expletives.) 

Jonny, you're gettin' slow.  That took eight whole minutes!   So you and Pat are a tag team now?!?  Hmmm...   ::)   (Dan suffers in relelative silence.)

Dan.

Offline PatR

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Re: New router
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007, 02:22 PM »
" Wish I hadn't got them confused, I could have taunted you some more. Never mind, I'm sure Pat will be here soon..."

How could you say such a thing Jonny?

You know how sensitive I am so I am off in a huff to the shed to cut a trench with the Kapex, sand down a door frame with the belt sander and finish the Rastafarian wig I am making with Plug-it cords. I may be some time......


Dan I wish to dis-associate myself from this NAINA stuff which is so devisive. I much prefer OSIWNB.  (On Sale In Wales Now Boyo)

Offline clintholeman

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Re: New router
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2007, 02:26 PM »
My guess is that this new router will be available in the US soon.  Or perhaps that is just wishful thinking <sigh>.  I  think I hate NAINA a lot! 

I am looking for a small trim router and now will wait patiently [or not so patiently] for this one to come here.
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Offline Dan Clark

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Re: New router
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2007, 02:43 PM »
" Wish I hadn't got them confused, I could have taunted you some more. Never mind, I'm sure Pat will be here soon..."

How could you say such a thing Jonny?

You know how sensitive I am so I am off in a huff to the shed to cut a trench with the Kapex, sand down a door frame with the belt sander and finish the Rastafarian wig I am making with Plug-it cords. I may be some time......


Dan I wish to dis-associate myself from this NAINA stuff which is so devisive. I much prefer OSIWNB.  (On Sale In Wales Now Boyo)
Pat,

Since you are a gentle sort, I know that you would never partake such harassment!   After a moment of reflection, I thought of the imortal words uttered by that famous American thespian - Kevin Bacon - during his fraternity initiation in the movie Animal House (an American masterpiece)...  "Thank you SIR!  May I have another?!?" 

My very best regards,

Dan.

p.s. Arrrrrrggggh!

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: New router
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2007, 02:55 PM »
HI,

      Now thaaat looks nice!  I especially like the wide base and handle arrangement. A handy , light router that will be stable! And of course built in DC.

Seth

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: New router
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2007, 03:14 PM »
And of course built in DC.

Seth

I didn't realise Festool had a factory in the states, I thought they were all built in Germany! ;D ;D ;D
Festoolian since February 2006

TS55R EBQ saw - CTL26 - CTL Mini - OF1400EBQ router - KS120 Kapex SCMS - ETS150/3 sander - RO90 sander - DF500 Domino - PDC18/4 drill - PSC420 jigsaw - OFK500 trimmer

Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....

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Re: New router
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2007, 04:20 PM »
I much prefer OSIWNB.  (On Sale In Wales Now Boyo)

I like DULOT (Down Under Lots of Them)
Do nothing, stay ahead.

Offline Rob McGilp

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Re: New router
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2007, 05:21 PM »
You know how sensitive I am so I am off in a huff to the shed to cut a trench with the Kapex, sand down a door frame with the belt sander and finish the Rastafarian wig I am making with Plug-it cords. I may be some time......


Dan I wish to dis-associate myself from this NAINA stuff which is so devisive. I much prefer OSIWNB.  (On Sale In Wales Now Boyo)
With aplolgies to 10cc,

I don't like Festool..Oh No! I love it ahh..
I don't like Festool No, No.. I love it ahh! yeah..
Don't you sand no floor,
Don't you trench with Kapex,
Dont you Domino,
cause ain't got 'nuff Plug Its yet...

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Re: New router
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2007, 01:05 AM »
And of course built in DC.

Seth

I didn't realise Festool had a factory in the states, I thought they were all built in Germany! ;D ;D ;D


    DC isn't a State ;)   There is a secret factory all set to spew a bunch  of new tools that will be OAINA  8)

Seth

Offline PatR

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Re: New router
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2007, 03:06 AM »
Seth

You promised that you would keep schtumm over the new factory but now the cat is out of the bag it is only fair to let everyone know.

DC is code for Dinas Caernadigan the new Festool facility 30 miles south of LLangollen. It was set up by a dissident group of NAFO's (North American Festool Owners) who were incensed at NAINA and wanted a selection of tools that were exclusively OAINA. As we speak a fleet of container ships full of Plug-its, belt sanders, Kapexes and the new semi-automatic glue gun are on their way.

Development work on the belt-fed, rapid fire impact driver has been temporary halted because a flock of mountain sheep have reclaimed their shed and Bryn, their owner, is too drunk to whistle them out.

Offline Corwin

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Re: New router
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2007, 03:39 AM »
Sweet little guy!  But, hold the phone...  NO guide rail adaptor?  Hmmm?

Corwin

Offline joiner1970

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Re: New router
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2007, 04:21 AM »
Johnny round boy,

Sorry mate I thought I had spotted a new tool.

Your saying its not.

Take another look its different to the OFK700 so I would say that was a new tool wouldn't you ?

Offline joiner1970

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Re: New router
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2007, 04:25 AM »
Sorry Jonny,

Just re read your post I got you wrong you do think its new. :-[

I have just woke up excuse me.

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Re: New router
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2007, 04:59 AM »
Pat-
Your secret Welsh martial art is like the sun peeking from behind the clouds.
Do nothing, stay ahead.

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: New router
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2007, 05:47 AM »
Sweet little guy!  But, hold the phone...  NO guide rail adaptor?  Hmmm?

Corwin

I guess they figured you wouldn't need one for a trim router, since you'd always have an edge to work from?
Festoolian since February 2006

TS55R EBQ saw - CTL26 - CTL Mini - OF1400EBQ router - KS120 Kapex SCMS - ETS150/3 sander - RO90 sander - DF500 Domino - PDC18/4 drill - PSC420 jigsaw - OFK500 trimmer

Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....