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Offline D6c

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OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:18 AM »
Just got an OF 2200, my first Festool purchase, that I'm going to initially use on a large router sled to flatten slabs.  I have a couple of questions and first impressions.  First off, I think it's a very well built tool with many nice features.....runs very quiet compared to others I've seen.

I'm mounting the sub base to the router sled and plan on getting another base plate so that I can pop the router on/off without unbolting the base.  I may have to drill a couple of extra holes in the base to mount it but that's easy enough. 
I've noticed that when you take the sub-base on and off that it doesn't go back exactly in the same place every time....maybe a mm variation.  The latch mechanism doesn't really have a positive register to center the plate.  It won't affect my current use but got to thinking that if it's used with a guide bushing plate that it could be off center from the spindle by a significant amount.  Anyone encounter this, or are you supposed to use something to align it for guide bushing use?

Can't think of much I would like different on the router.  Only a couple of minor things come to mind.  It would be nice if the power cord was detachable just to get it out of the way during setup and handling......and for some reason, they chose to have the plunge lock knob turn what I consider to be backwards.  Right is loosen, left to tighten.....I'll get used to it but it's odd.

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Offline Grev

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Re: OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 11:32 AM »
I'm considering buying the OF2200 for the same purpose.  Currently designing a router sled from Faztek extrusions and having a custom router plate designed so I can quickly clamp it on to the sled without removing the base.  As far as the clip in ring, I had the same problem on my OF1400 when I was using a guide bushing for plunging 20mm hole in an MFT top I was making.  There are at least a few older threads on the subject .. obviously the same problem with the OF2200.  I now use my OF1010 or Bosch router when using a guide bushing .. never had a problem with them.

Offline D6c

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Re: OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 11:54 AM »
I'm considering buying the OF2200 for the same purpose.  Currently designing a router sled from Faztek extrusions and having a custom router plate designed so I can quickly clamp it on to the sled without removing the base.  As far as the clip in ring, I had the same problem on my OF1400 when I was using a guide bushing for plunging 20mm hole in an MFT top I was making.  There are at least a few older threads on the subject .. obviously the same problem with the OF2200.  I now use my OF1010 or Bosch router when using a guide bushing .. never had a problem with them.

My router sled is built with Framing Tech alum. extrusions.  I'm using a router sled kit from https://www.takeonetoo.com/
Suprisingly high quality construction.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2020, 02:21 PM »
You might want to take a look at the sled I use.  I don't have a need to change the base on my OF 2200, if I choose to use it.  It also accommodates my OF 1400 without any changes.  The phenolic-covered plywood I used in the sled makes my choice of router slide very easily, and dust doesn't seem to want to stick.   [smile]
- Willy -

  "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. 
  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

 - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898)

Offline D6c

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Re: OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 03:49 PM »
You might want to take a look at the sled I use.  I don't have a need to change the base on my OF 2200, if I choose to use it.  It also accommodates my OF 1400 without any changes.  The phenolic-covered plywood I used in the sled makes my choice of router slide very easily, and dust doesn't seem to want to stick.   [smile]

I went large on mine.....I can cut 59 x 174" but that's only because I've got a stack of large burr oak slabs in my kiln right now that'll need flattening.  They're 4' x 13 1/2'.

Offline Grev

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Re: OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 07:27 PM »
You might want to take a look at the sled I use.  I don't have a need to change the base on my OF 2200, if I choose to use it.  It also accommodates my OF 1400 without any changes.  The phenolic-covered plywood I used in the sled makes my choice of router slide very easily, and dust doesn't seem to want to stick.   [smile]
Nice, well built and thought out sled!  For mine, I've already put everything together with the t-slot extrusions, just designing the dust collection attachment now and I should be done.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: OF 2200 qestion / first impressions
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 09:24 AM »
You might want to take a look at the sled I use.  I don't have a need to change the base on my OF 2200, if I choose to use it.  It also accommodates my OF 1400 without any changes.  The phenolic-covered plywood I used in the sled makes my choice of router slide very easily, and dust doesn't seem to want to stick.   [smile]
Nice, well built and thought out sled!  For mine, I've already put everything together with the t-slot extrusions, just designing the dust collection attachment now and I should be done.

Thanks!   [smile]
- Willy -

  "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. 
  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

 - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898)