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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2022, 12:56 AM »
Why would any sane person try and use a huge OF2200 to rout 75mm x 25mm x 3mm deep hinge slots along the edge of a door which might be only 35mm wide? It’s the very definition of a disaster waiting to happen. A quarter-inch palm router with a 19mm hinge cutter, and a parallel fence is the correct combination. The slot for the mortise lock gets cut with a spade bit and a sharp chisel.

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Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2022, 01:41 AM »
Why would any sane person try and use a huge OF2200 to rout 75mm x 25mm x 3mm deep hinge slots along the edge of a door which might be only 35mm wide? It’s the very definition of a disaster waiting to happen. A quarter-inch palm router with a 19mm hinge cutter, and a parallel fence is the correct combination. The slot for the mortise lock gets cut with a spade bit and a sharp chisel.

Unless you have a grooving jig that makes routing mortise lock slots ridiculously easy and extremely accurate with the extended reach of the OF2200!

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2022, 02:25 AM »
Why would any sane person try and use a huge OF2200 to rout 75mm x 25mm x 3mm deep hinge slots along the edge of a door which might be only 35mm wide? It’s the very definition of a disaster waiting to happen. A quarter-inch palm router with a 19mm hinge cutter, and a parallel fence is the correct combination. The slot for the mortise lock gets cut with a spade bit and a sharp chisel.

Unless you have a grooving jig that makes routing mortise lock slots ridiculously easy and extremely accurate with the extended reach of the OF2200!

A lovely gadget for sure - and yours for only £265 RRP in the UK. But the job’s only half done. It won’t help you to rout the lockbox recess in the door frame - or the rebate for the lockbox faceplate - or the deeper chamfered recess for the angled striker plate ……
« Last Edit: November 19, 2022, 02:28 AM by woodbutcherbower »

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2022, 03:49 AM »
Why would any sane person try and use a huge OF2200 to rout 75mm x 25mm x 3mm deep hinge slots along the edge of a door which might be only 35mm wide? It’s the very definition of a disaster waiting to happen. A quarter-inch palm router with a 19mm hinge cutter, and a parallel fence is the correct combination. The slot for the mortise lock gets cut with a spade bit and a sharp chisel.

Unless you have a grooving jig that makes routing mortise lock slots ridiculously easy and extremely accurate with the extended reach of the OF2200!

A lovely gadget for sure - and yours for only £265 RRP in the UK. But the job’s only half done. It won’t help you to rout the lockbox recess in the door frame - or the rebate for the lockbox faceplate - or the deeper chamfered recess for the angled striker plate ……

Unless you have the lock fitting jigs (some of which are in attached pic)! ;-)

I also made the groove jig myself, it probably cost me around a 1/3rd of the Festool one as I had to use easily available but expensive materials and parts. I ended up selling it shortly after finishing it as I'm now working on a ver 2.0 model. Probably hard to tel from the pic but for better or worse it's all 20mm thick perspex, not 1/2" as is Festool's one.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2022, 04:47 AM by luvmytoolz »

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2022, 10:38 AM »
@luvmytoolz You made that grooving jig yourself ??  [eek] That’s very, very impressive !!

Offline Coen

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2022, 02:01 PM »
It appears to mostly contain copy rings.

Huh no? There are four of them, yes, but in value it's only a tiny part. The bases and the parallel guide are most of it's value. Especially the base that is fatter by 5mm for half it's width is usefull when using the 2200 with the guide rail.

Offline Coen

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2022, 03:04 PM »
Why would any sane person try and use a huge OF2200 to rout 75mm x 25mm x 3mm deep hinge slots along the edge of a door which might be only 35mm wide? It’s the very definition of a disaster waiting to happen. A quarter-inch palm router with a 19mm hinge cutter, and a parallel fence is the correct combination. The slot for the mortise lock gets cut with a spade bit and a sharp chisel.

Unless you have a grooving jig that makes routing mortise lock slots ridiculously easy and extremely accurate with the extended reach of the OF2200!

A lovely gadget for sure - and yours for only £265 RRP in the UK. But the job’s only half done. It won’t help you to rout the lockbox recess in the door frame - or the rebate for the lockbox faceplate - or the deeper chamfered recess for the angled striker plate ……

There is a lot of work in just replacing doors while keeping the frame intact. Lots of 40mm wooden doors that have rotten from all the condensation running down from the single-pane glazing need replacing with 54mm (insulated) doors with dual pane glazing. Also de-laminating insulating doors from the early 2000s are due replacing. Especially the dark colored onces facing south. The former probably need upgraded lock too, the former can be fitted with the same system requiring no adjustments in the frame.

But I didn't notice it was a DIY jig, I thought it was the Festool one too.

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2022, 01:30 AM »
@luvmytoolz You made that grooving jig yourself ??  [eek] That’s very, very impressive !!

Thanks! It worked a treat, but having said that the price Festool wants for theirs is a bit over the top, even for Festool!

Offline Coen

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2022, 12:34 PM »
Yeah the 2200 replaced the 2000 and was Festool's newest plunge router untill the 1010 R came out, Plug-It had been around since forever by then.

But basicly everything above 1600W doesn't have Plug-It.

Some old designs pre Plug-It got updated (like the EHL-65, mine didn't have Plug-It when I bought ca. 2009), some (RAS?) didn't.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: OF2200 Question - why get the accessory set ?
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2022, 02:14 PM »
I sure wish the RAS had it, but I'm very glad to have gotten one before they were discontinued. That wasn't even on the horizon at the time, though. I actually bought it as a replacement for the Porter-Cable 371 belt sander, when it was discontinued.
I really don't understand that one either. Seemed like everyone, who ever tried one, loved it. They were somewhat difficult to get belts for. Kind of a chicken vs. egg thing. People wouldn't buy them becaause of the belts, yet none of the aftermarket companies made belts, because there weren't enough of them sold? Self-inflicted problems.
I don't have a clue what to do if the RAS ever quits on me?
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