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Offline WoodworkTech

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Next router purchase
« on: February 27, 2019, 10:40 PM »
Currently have a Festool OF1400.  Looking for a smaller router for edge work, trimming edge banding, and possibly some dado's and rabbets for cabinet work.  Would the OF1010 or MFK 700 be better?
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Offline usernumber1

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Re: Next router purchase
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 10:54 PM »
i really like the 1010 on a rail for rabbets and dados. does the hardwood edge banding as well

not sure if the mkf700 goes on a rail, i think its just for edges and not much else

Offline ScotF

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Re: Next router purchase
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 11:58 PM »
MFK can do all of what you describe, but you need small length bits due to limited height so you do not stress the motor. Excels at trimming banding and good for small profiles on edge.

1010 can handle all of what you want with accessories. Not as convenient trimming edge banding as the MFK. Can cut deeper grooves and all edge profiles.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Next router purchase
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 01:05 AM »
I would go for the MFK700.

I’ve been using an OF1010 for years and just added an MFK700. Game changer!

The MFK is just so much easier to balance and so quick and easy to set up exactly how you like it.
It’s game are edges and groves near edges.

But since you already have a 1400, you are covered for everything else...

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Next router purchase
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 11:22 AM »
http://www.halfinchshy.com/search/label/MFK-700

An excellent pictorial from Paul-Marcel St-Onge on the MFK 700. 

Best of luck on your choice.

Offline WoodworkTech

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Re: Next router purchase
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 04:48 PM »
Looks like the MFK is a heavy favorite.  Since the MFK uses short bits.  Can other brands other than Festool bits be used?
Festool TS 55 REQ-F-PLUS
Festool OF 1400 EQ-F-PLUS
Festool CT MIDI HEPA
Festool Domino DF 500 Q-PLUS
Festool PRO 5 LTD (ETS 125 REQ)
Festool FS 1400/2 (x2)
Festool FS 1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail
Festool LR32 Router Hole Drilling Set